Physical Education School Sport and Youth Culture

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Education School Sport and Youth Culture

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to give understanding to the dimensions of physical education, school sport and leisure for young people. In particular, it sets out to identify how young people develop their self-identities and how they accept or reject sport and physical activity in this process.

    Module Objectives
    Students on this module will have the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation of what impact PE, sport and physical activities have on young people's lives. They will gain an understanding of the historical and contemporary educational policies and strategies in Scotland and other areas of the UK. They will also develop an insight into youth culture from an academic perspective and critically explore how sport is, and can be, used by organisations wishing to engage young people.
    Details of Learning and Teaching Activities
    This module is delivered via a series of lectures, seminars and computer labs

    Core Learning Outcomes
    By the end of the module students should be able to:
    ? Describe the nature and functions of physical education and school sport
    ? Analyse critically the effect that schooling has on young people?s participation in sport
    ? Explain particular features of young people?s leisure patterns and behaviours and consider the implications for youth sport culture.

    Introductory Reading and Preparatory Work
    Students are advised to use the following journals (listed in alphabetical order and accessible via the library catalogue) to read around the subject areas.
    ? Educational Review
    ? European Physical Education Review
    ? International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
    ? International Review for the Sociology of Sport
    ? Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
    ? Journal of School Health
    ? Journal of Sport and Social Issues
    ? Leisure Studies
    ? Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
    ? Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
    ? Quest
    ? Research Papers in Education
    ? Sport, Education and Society
    ? Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics

    Total Study Time 200 hours
    Scheduled Learning & Teaching 32 hours: lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, external visits, scheduled on-line discussions or similar
    Guided Independent Study 168 hours: both directed learning undertaken in student's own time, and their own self-directed study for assessment
    Placements 0 hours
    Fieldwork Fieldwork (hours) hours
    1-to-1 11 hours

    Attendance Requirements
    Attendance at all lectures and seminars is expected. All seminars are ?prescribed classes? as they are designed to fulfil specific learning outcomes and general transferable skills. In exceptional circumstances students are allowed to miss up to one third of prescribed classes. In such cases students are required to self-certify their absence for any issue lasting up to 7 days. Students can access the Self-certification form via the portal and should submit this within 5 days of returning to the University. Should the issue last longer, independent evidence (e.g. a medical certificate) will be required. Any student who misses more than one third of prescribed classes will have their module mark capped at 40% regardless of the circumstances.

    The assessment on this module consists of two pieces of coursework (one 500-word online journal and one 10-minute group digi essay) and a 2-hour exam.
    All assessment on the module is compulsory.
    Coursework 50%
    Examination 50%
    Practical 0%

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