SPM121 Sport for development and sustainability (10 ECTS) 

Course facts

Course code
SPM121
Course title
Sport for development and sustainability
ECTS
10 ECTS
Semester
Fall/spring
Teaching
Online
Equivalent to
SPM122 Sport for development and sustainability 10 ECTS (fall and spring)
Course language
English
Academic responsible
Derrick Charway

Introduction

The course aims at the role of sport in sustainable development. Particularly, how the programs and activities of Sport for Development and Peace (SPD) organizations can contribute to sustainable development. Students will learn about the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, gain an understanding of how the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of the UN SDGs interconnect.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain the different viewpoints of “sustainability” and “sustainable development”
  • apply sustainability initiatives in SDP project planning and management process.
  • explain how SDP programs and activities can contribute to UN SDGs in different contexts.
  • reflect on the different theories of sustainability and how they can impact SDP events in local communities.
  • discuss the opportunities and challenges of delivering sustainable outcomes

Learning styles and activities

The course is entirely organized online, and it consists of four modules. The learning material includes video clips and texts, that will aid students to self-reflect on the topics of the modules.  Even though this is an online course, students must maintain contact with the course teachers should the need arise.

Mandatory assignment

A regular visit to CANVAS to follow the course instructions. CANVAS performs an automatic check of the visits. It also contains all the assignments, learning materials, and presentations by teachers.

Students will deliver periodic assignments after reflecting on each of the four modules. There will be feedback on each of the assignments.

The assignments are requirement for the final exams.

Assessment

The final exam entails a maximum of 4000 words. The grading ranges from A-F.

The exam will be delivered in WISEflow and run through plagiarism control program.

Core material

Core material:

PARTS FROM 4 BOOKS:
Coalter, F. (2007). A wider role for sport: Who's keeping the score? Routledge.
Please read chapter 2, 3 and 5:
* You may borrow the book from the Library here: ORIA
** The book is also available electronic/online: Click here to download.
*** NB! To open this electronic book off campus, you need to use the following VPN connectionClick here to download.

Lindsey, I, Kay, T., Jeans, R. & Banda, D.(Eds). (2017). Localizing global sport for development. Manchester University Press.
Please read chapter 1, 2 and 3:
* You may borrow the book from the Library here: ORIA
** The book is also available electronic/online: Click here to download.
*** NB! To open this electronic book off campus, you need to use the following VPN connection: Click here to download.

McCullough, B. P., Kellison. T. & Melton, E. N. (2022). The Routledge handbook of sport and sustainable development. Routledge.
Please read chapter 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47 and 50:
* You may borrow the book from the Library here: ORIA
** The book is also available electronic/online: Click here to download.
*** NB! To open this electronic book off campus, you need to use the following VPN connectionClick here to download.

Rodríguez, P., Késenne, S. & García, J. (2009). Social responsability and sustainability in sports. Ediciones de la Universidad de Oviedo.
Please read chapter 1, 2, 7, 10 and 9:
* You may borrow the book from the Library hereORIA (Only 1 copy of the book)
** NB! This book is no longer available, out of stock.

3 CHAPTERS - available as PDF in Canvas:
Doherty, A., & Misener, K. (2008). Community sport networks. In M. Nicholson, & R. Hoye (Eds.), Sport and social capital (pp. 113-141). Butterworth/Heinemann.
(Cleared through BOLK 11.10.22./AGG - The Libary)

Dudfield, O. (2018). SDP and the sustainable development goals. In H. Collison, S. C. Darnell, R. Giulianotti & P. D. Howe (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport for development and peace (pp. 116-127). Routledge.
(Cleared through BOLK 08.08.22./AGG - The Libary)

Green, B. C., (2008). Sport as an agent for social and personal change. In V. Girginov (Ed.), Management of sport development (pp. 129-145).Taylor & Francis.
(Cleared through BOLK 03.09.22./AGG - The Libary)

10 ELECTRONIC ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:

NB! To open the electronic articles off campus, you need to use the following VPN connection: Click here to download.

Berg, B. K. (2016) Sustaining local physical activity programmes: Lessons from the United States. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8(2), 245-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2015.1108353
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Campillo-Sánchez, J., Segarra-Vicens, E., Morales-Baños, V., & Díaz-Suárez, A. (2021). Sport and sustainable development goals in Spain. Sustainability, 13(6), 3505. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063505
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Charway, D., Antwi, B. B. & Seippel, Ø. (2022). Sport and sustainable social development in Ghana: Analysing the policy-implementation gap. Sport in Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2022.2130051
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Darnell, C. & Black, D. R. (2011) Mainstreaming sport into international development studies. Third World Quarterly, 32(3), 367-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2011.573934
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Giulianotti, R., Darnell, S., Collison, H. & Howe P. D. (2018). Sport for development and peace and the environment: The case for policy, practice, and research. Sustainability, 10(7), 2241. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072241
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Giulianotti, R .(2021). Greening sport for development and peace: A socio-ecological approach. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3, 660743. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.660743
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Lindsey, I. (2008). Conceptualising sustainability in sports development. Leisure Studies, 27(3), 279-294. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614360802048886
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Peachey, J. W., Cohen, A., & Shin, N. (2020). Constraints and strategies to scaling up in Sport for Development and Peace organizations: Evidence from the field. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 49(3), 611–630. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764019877253
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Perić, M., Đurkin, J., & Wise, N. (2016). Leveraging small-scale sport events: Challenges of organising, delivering and managing sustainable outcomes in rural communities, the case of Gorski kotar, Croatia. Sustainability, 8(12), 1337. https://doi.org/10.3390/su8121337
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

Raw, k., Sherry, E. & Schulenkorf, N. (2022). Managing sport for development: An investigation of tensions and paradox. Sport Management Review, 25(1), 134-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2020.09.002
* This article is available online: Click here to download.

3 ONLINE REPORTS:
Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group. (2008). Harnessing the power of sport for development and peace: Recommendations to Governments. Right to Play. https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/publication/harnessing-power-sport-development-and-peace-recommendations-governments
* This is available online: Click here to download.

United Nations General Assembly. (1987). Report of the World Commission on environment and development: "Our common future". Forty-second session. A/42/427. https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/139811#record-files-collapse-header
* This is available online: Click here to download.

United Nations General Assembly. (2015). Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015: Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Seventieth session. A/RES/70/1. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld/publication
* This is available online: Click here to download.

Anbefalt litteratur

Recommanded reading:

PARTS FROM 1 BOOK:
Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.). (2018). Managing and developing community sport. Routledge.
Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13:
* You may borrow the book from the Library here: ORIA
** The book is also available electronic/online: Click here to download.
*** NB! To open this electronic book off campus, you need to use the following VPN connectionClick here to download.