Feedback and lessons learned from personal reflection journals submitted by students in an Introduction to Esport course. Students were responsible for marketing, creating content, problem solving (troubleshooting), and streaming a minimum of 30 minutes for an esport game title of their choice. Students were then asked to submit a link and reflection journal of their experiences. This exercise was completed by students four times over the course of a semester.
Jennifer Leo and Donna Goodwin
Disability simulations have been used as a pedagogical tool to simulate the functional and cultural experiences of disability. Despite their widespread application, disagreement about their ethical use, value, and efficacy persists. The purpose of this study was to understand how postsecondary kinesiology students experienced participation in disability simulations. An interpretative phenomenological approach guided the study’s collection of journal entries and clarifying one-on-one interviews with four female undergraduate students enrolled in a required adapted physical activity course. The data were analyzed thematically and interpreted using the conceptual framework of situated learning. Three themes transpired: unnerving visibility, negotiating environments differently, and tomorrow I’ll be fine. The students described emotional responses to the use of wheelchairs as disability artifacts, developed awareness of environmental barriers to culturally and socially normative activities, and moderated their discomfort with the knowledge they could end the simulation at any time.
Lisa G. Johnson and Birgitta L. Baker
Louisiana State University’s School of Kinesiology has partnered with the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Fitness Center in Baton Rouge, LA since 2003 offering our fitness studies concentration majors a unique service-learning experience. The center is located in a community with citizens battling many health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, with limited access and resources that promote a heathy lifestyle. Students enrolled in a senior capstone course work with the community members in the Sensational Seniors fitness program. This fitness program addresses some of those needs by providing a variety of group exercise sessions promoting overall health and longevity for the participants. Our students are able to apply theoretical concepts learned in lectures and laboratories to address public health concerns in a real-life setting. The students lead group fitness activities, monitor blood pressures, and disseminate appropriate and updated health and exercise information for the seniors.
Øyvind Standal and Gro Rugseth
The purpose of this study was to investigate what adapted physical activity (APA) students learn from their practicum experiences. One cohort of APA students participated, and data were generated from an action research project that included observations, reflective journals, and a focus group interview. The theoretical framework for the study was Dewey’s and Wackerhausen’s theories of reflections. The findings show the objects of students’ reflections, the kind of conceptual resources they draw on while reflecting, and their knowledge interests. In addition, two paradoxes are identified: the tension between reflecting from and on own values, and how practicum as a valued experience of reality can become too difficult to handle. In conclusion, we reflect on how practicum learning can be facilitated.
James E. Johnson, Lawrence W. Judge, and Elizabeth Wanless
Incorporating a national competition with the traditional case teaching method offers a unique and intense learning experience beyond what can be achieved in a typical classroom format. This paper discusses a graduate Sport Administration experience from preparation to presentation for students and faculty in the case study competition annually sponsored by the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI). Included is a thorough review of the case method highlighting what to expect from adopting this alternative teaching technique. The role of the faculty advisor is explained from both a theoretical and functional perspective with particular attention given to advising in a competition format. Student learning experiences were assessed using open-ended survey questions designed to encourage student reflection. Although students reported an immense time commitment, they were overwhelmingly satisfied with their competition experience that included in-depth learning, essential skill building, and real-world application.
Emily M. Newell
standardized chapter format that enables instructors to regularly assign case studies to students or use end-chapter questions for in-class discussion, online discussion, or individual student reflection. Updated professional profiles give students fairly up-to-date insight on how individual organizations in
Nneka Arinze, Jesse Mala, Max Klein, and Justine Evanovich
. Although previous studies show the importance of reflective writing within service-learning courses, the findings reveal a void in critical student reflection, particularly regarding the institutions and systems that perpetuate inequality. Much of the prior research unveils a microlevel understanding of
Carrie LeCrom and Michael Naylor
, 11, 347 – 359 . de Haan , D. , & Sherry , E. ( 2012 ). Internationalisation of the sport management curriculum: Academic and student reflections . Journal of Studies in International Education, 16 ( 1 ), 24 – 39 . doi:10.1177/1028315311403487 10.1177/1028315311403487 Emery , P. ( 2010
this. The authors present an audit of gender makeup of leadership for national sport organizations, international federations, and Olympic committees from 2010 to 2012. The data and analysis that follows provide a good snapshot that can lead to meaningful class discussion and student reflection. For
discussions. • Stimulate critical and creative thinking. • Encourage students’ reflections upon and metacognition about their thinking and learning. • Check on students’ knowledge and understanding. • Challenge students to refine and support their viewpoints and interpretations. • Probe students’ deeper