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Sport Management Education
Global Perspectives and Implications for Practice

Edited By

Mike Rayner


Tom Webb

ISBN 9780367690267
Published January 28, 2022 by Routledge
286 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines a range of contemporary issues related to the global delivery of sport management education. At a time of unprecedented change in Higher Education, the book looks closely at how sport management education can and should deliver positive outcomes in sport business and management outside of the university. 

The book brings together sport management academics from around the globe and examines how their practice in education has been shaped by the cultural, religious, and political context of the national regions in which they work. It aims to identify core principles in sport management education and implementation, and discusses the key aspects of sport management programmes, from curriculum design and pedagogy to issues around unified accreditation and the needs of employers. It also focuses in on what sport management education might look like in an increasingly digital post-COVID world. 

This is essential reading for all sport management educators and anybody working in sport-related professions looking to understand global educational platforms and their implications for policy at local, regional, national, and international level.

Table of Contents

Global Perspectives on Sport Management Education: Implications for Practice – An Introduction

Mike Rayner and Tom Webb


Part I: Theme 1 - Teaching Sport Management


1          Digital Literacy Capabilities and Curriculum Design in Sport Management Programmes

            Ruth Sibson and Ashlee Morgan


2          Community Sport Event Management in New Zealand: Planning, Promotion and Partnership

            Andrew J. Martin, Geoff Watson and Andrew Grainger


3          The Case Method for Use in Modern Sport Management Education

            Keegan Dalal, Lindee Declercq and Michael L. Naraine


4          The Role of ePortfolios in Shaping Professional Identity and Employability

            Ruth Sibson and Linda Riebe


5          EconFantasy Simulation and Practice: Implications of Research-Led Teaching

            Brody J. Ruihley and Adam Beissel


Part II: Theme 2 - Learners and Learning in Sport Management Education


6          Learners and Learning in the Global Industry of Sport Management

            Daniel Lock and Adi Adams


7          Developing, Designing, and Delivering a High-Impact Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad for Sport Management Students: Going Global

            Adam Beissel, Andrew Grainger and S. P. Morris


8          Study Abroad Opportunities: The Impact upon Learning

            Jacob K. Tingle


9          Learning Abroad in Action: A Case Study of Sport in England

            Jacob K. Tingle


10        TED Talks as an Instrument of Learning

            Helen Symons


Part III: Theme 3 - Developing Professional Competencies within Sport Management Education


11        Enhancing Professional Competencies through Work-Integrated Learning: Principles, Practice, Pedagogies, and Partnerships

            Andrew J. Martin and Jenny Fleming


12        Accreditation and COSMA: The Influence on Curriculum Design

            AJ Grube and Heidi Grappendorf


13        Sport Management Associations and their Contribution to Education

            Stirling Sharpe and Kevin Filo


14        Sport Management Education in Denmark and its Relationship with Professional Sporting Bodies: Football as a Case Study

            Kenneth Cortsen, Søren Bennike,  Morten Nørgaard and Jens Peter Sørensen


Part IV: Theme 4 - Learning in Lockdown – Sport Management Education Responses to COVID-19


15        Assessing Dynamic Curriculum Change due to COVID-19 for UK Academics and Students

            Christopher Yorke and Laura Grubb


16        Sport Management Education in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: An Atlantic Canada Perspective

            Terri Byers, Fred Mason and Phillip Lunga


17        How Can Universities Learn from COVID-19 and Reinvent Learning Environments?: A Case Study from South Korea

            Eunah Hong


18        A Glimpse into Sport Management Education in India during COVID-19

            Mike Rayner, Tom Webb and Inder Singh Pal


Future Directions for Sport Management Education

Mike Rayner and Tom Webb

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Mike Rayner is associate head at the University of Portsmouth, UK with responsibility to provide academic leadership at strategic and operational levels for learning, teaching, assessment, and Global Engagement. Mike is a fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), fellow of the Chartered Institute for Sports, Management and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an academic member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Tom Webb is course leader for the MSc Sport Management and senior lecturer in Sport Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Tom is also senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, publishes extensively on the subject of sports officials, and is the founder and coordinator of the Referee and Match Official Network.