Journaling as Contemplative Practice for Sport Management Education

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Samuel M. Clevenger Department of Kinesiology, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA

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Jaime R. DeLuca Department of Kinesiology, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA

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Journaling assignments are generative practices for the sport management classroom because they can help students process course content through self-reflection and relate their acquired knowledge to their experiences and worldviews. This essay presents journaling as an example of contemplative pedagogy, an educational technique that supports the development of skills in mindful self-awareness, as well as the translation of course content to practical knowledge through calm and creative expression. The essay outlines the practical implementation of contemplative journaling in undergraduate courses and contends that it is a useful pedagogical tool for the sport management classroom, particularly in helping students engage with topics concerning social justice and inequalities in the industry.

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