Sport and Learning in Australian Culture (EDUH4058)


This unit provides students with a socially critical perspective on the place, meaning and practice of sport in Australian culture. Focused on the range of learning that takes place through youth's engagement in sport, it examines the practice of sport at levels ranging from elite international sport to grass roots, community-based and school sport. The processes of globalisation and commodification in sport will be addressed in collaboration with the implications these processes have for the social and cultural development of youth. In striving to provide a meaningful educational experience this unit places students' first hand experiences of Australian sporting culture at the centre of the unit of study through the provision of field trips to relevant sporting events in Sydney. These experiences of Australian sporting culture are informed by a socially critical examination of sport in Australia through lectures and readings.

Further unit of study information


1x3-hr lecture/wk for 8 wks, 6 x field trips


5x1,000wd field trip responses (75%) and 1x15 minute group research presentation (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.