Undergraduate Course: The Global Impact of Sport (SPRT08025)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Global Impact of Sport is a Summer School that recognizes that sport connects with people and places all over the world. The Global Impact of Sport is built around two broad themes: (i) Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture examines the place of sport in Scottish culture and the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport and (ii) Sport and Global Affairs which identifies and analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and trans-national NGO'S as a cost effective social tool that can contribute to global challenges.
Sport, Heritage and Global Affairs recognizes that sport connects with people and places all over the world. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost effective social tool involved in addressing many of the world's social and humanitarian global issues. The Global Impact of Sport is built around two broad themes: (i) Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture examines the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport. It takes the learner on a critical journey from St Andrew's and the home of golf, to the National Football Museum and the oldest international fixture in the world, to unique sports settings in the borders, the western isles and the Highlands, to Braemar and the Royal Highland Games but also where Scottish sporting culture, icons and émigrés have travelled and why; and (ii) Sport and Global Affairs which identifies and analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and trans-national NGO'S as a cost effective social tool that can contribute to global challenges of health, justice, conflict resolution, social inclusion, education for all, sustainability and international development. The learner will gain an insight into many social interventions through sport such as Peace, Players international; Soccer Across Borders; The Mighty Girls Programme and Magic Bus. Learners are provided with a unique insight into what works, what isn't working, successes and failures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop a critical understanding of sports history, heritage and global affairs.
- Use a range of research skills to gather evidence, plan and execute advice and briefings on aspects of sport, heritage and global affairs, exercising autonomy and initiative.
- Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts, issues and evidence of Scottish sport and/or sporting heritage and/or sport as a social tool used in international development.
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of some contemporary global issues and the nature of sports interventions tackling such issues.
- Exercise responsibility and accountability to facilitate collaborative group work with others.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By the end of the course students should have strengthened their skills in:
Research and Enquiry
*Knowledge integration and application
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
*Ethics and social responsibility
*Self-awareness and reflection
*Independent learning and development
*Verbal communication and presentation
*Effective team working
The nature and content of the course lends itself to the above in a number of ways for example; LO1-5; EOA 1-3; the likelihood that learners will be from different international contexts; the understanding and fostering of respect for other cultures such as Gaelic; the ethical, social and change lessons that operate within the sport for international development context.
The course will draw attention to the Edinburgh Graduate Attributes framework and how it might be applied to individuals.
|Course organiser||Prof Grant Jarvie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6546
|Course secretary||Ms Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855