In line with trends in sport management education that have encouraged a transition from traditional forms of passive and depersonalized learning to active and motivated learning, this essay draws on theoretical and applied insight to provide sport management educators with actionable information related to gamification. In educational contexts, gamification involves using game elements such as narratives, teams, and badges in the classroom as a way to support students’ intrinsic motivation and basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, competence, relatedness). This essay presents a case for gamification as a high-impact pedagogical approach that can help sport management educators replicate the global, complicated, and dynamic nature of the sport industry, thus creating more authentic, engaging, and influential experiences for students. Accordingly, this essay outlines gamification in education, discusses game elements and design, and provides a thorough description of a gamified sport psychology course. It concludes with future considerations and key takeaways for sport management educators.
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United States and received his graduate education as an international student in the United States. His research focuses on identifying and eliminating barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion (and, more broadly, social justice) in sport. The fourth author identifies as a cisgender, gay, and white
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a sport management master’s degree, and so I commenced my graduate education right after my undergraduate work. During the 2 years in which I pursued my master’s in sport management I interned with the Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], an indoor professional football team called the Lexington Horsemen, and
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