Sport and Learning in Australian Culture provides students with a socially critical perspective on the place, meaning and practice of sport in contemporary Australian society and 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 grassroots sport. 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 involve attending sporting events ranging from Super Rugby Union to Australian Rules football matches. These experiences of Australian sporting culture are informed by a socially critical examination of sport in Australia through lectures, field trips, assessments and readings.
1x3hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 6x3hr field trips
5x1250wd field trip written responses (20% each)