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A portrait of connection through consultation: Tasmanian senior secondary sport and recreation management students—cross-sectoral partners and the role of authentic and meaningful pedagogy to impact a small island scommunity

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Craw, MJ and Strand, B and Woodroffe, JJ and Latham, R, A portrait of connection through consultation: Tasmanian senior secondary sport and recreation management students cross-sectoral partners and the role of authentic and meaningful pedagogy to impact a small island scommunity, International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education pp. 1-13. ISSN 2471-1624 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In the 21st century, the need for curricula and student-centered inquiry to be authentic, meaningful and transformative is widely accepted by the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. To achieve this, participation of high-school students in university curricula is an approach that should be considered, as it could extend the education and societal opportunities typically available. However, so far there exists a shortage of literature discussing this approach or evaluating its long-term impacts. The island state of Tasmania (Australia) is a small embryonic-regionaleconomy in which the youth are often held back from navigating their way into prosperous adulthood by long-established societal and financial challenges, including seventh (7th) generation unemployment, the highest youth suicide rate in the country, an inert labor market, reduced numbers of fulltime jobs, an increasingly growing dependence on welfare, and one of the country’s highest school drop-out rates. Combined, these issues appear overwhelming. Since 2014, the state’s only university, education department and local industry have collaborated to deliver deeper learning to senior secondary students. Data suggest the "deeper" approach has been meaningful because it meets the immediate and longer-term needs of those the pre-tertiary and tertiary education systems are attempting to serve. Given the collaboration and longer-term needs, a university 100 level Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) course delivered to senior secondary school students (years 11 and 12) through the lens of a community of emerging practice has merit because the university is well placed to facilitate complementary thinking for sophisticated phenomena.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:educational partnership, higher education, pedagogy, sport and management
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Community and Environment
UTAS Author:Woodroffe, JJ (Dr Jessica Woodroffe)
UTAS Author:Latham, R (Mr Roger Latham)
ID Code:136168
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2019-12-04
Last Modified:2020-01-21
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