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Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Sport  does it matter
Sport does it matter
What sport is played here
What sport is played here
Answer: Cricket - Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh Sport  gives
Answer: Cricket - Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh Sport gives
Sporting teams and nicknames
Sporting teams and nicknames
These flags are linked to a major sporting event of 2007  which one
These flags are linked to a major sporting event of 2007 which one
Answer: Teams competing in 2007 Cricket World Cup
Answer: Teams competing in 2007 Cricket World Cup
Sport and Geography  advocates
Sport and Geography advocates
Potential for sport in school geography
Potential for sport in school geography
Sport and the new KS3 curriculum
Sport and the new KS3 curriculum
Sport and Geography  initial questions
Sport and Geography initial questions
Sport and Geography in school  what is the local situation
Sport and Geography in school what is the local situation
Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
Prominence of football
Prominence of football
Why teach about the World Cup
Why teach about the World Cup
General pupil feedback (noted by staff)
General pupil feedback (noted by staff)
Positive feedback
Positive feedback
Less positive feedback
Less positive feedback
Thoughts so far and future directions
Thoughts so far and future directions
Final thoughts
Final thoughts
References
References

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Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria

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1 Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria

Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria

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2 Sport  does it matter

Sport does it matter

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3 What sport is played here

What sport is played here

Where is this?

4 Answer: Cricket - Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh Sport  gives

Answer: Cricket - Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh Sport gives

Geography teachers an opportunityto challenge negative stereotypical images and to help students reconstruct their perceptions (Roberts, 2006; 61)

5 Sporting teams and nicknames

Sporting teams and nicknames

Match the team to the name: The Hatters Morecambe The Shrimps Sheffield The Blades Plymouth The Pilgrims Pittsburgh The Cobblers Macclesfield The Steelers Luton The Silkmen Yeovil The Glovers Northampton Do sporting nicknames have any geographical consequence?

6 These flags are linked to a major sporting event of 2007  which one

These flags are linked to a major sporting event of 2007 which one

Which is the odd flag out? Why?

7 Answer: Teams competing in 2007 Cricket World Cup

Answer: Teams competing in 2007 Cricket World Cup

Odd one out various possibilities: The Netherlands West Indies England, Scotland Links to globalisation, diffusion, colonialism, nature of states/nations

8 Sport and Geography  advocates

Sport and Geography advocates

Sport is an autobiographical slice of the larger world we occupylike work, family, education and the arts, sport is integral to our social and cultural structure (Raitz, 1995; 9) The traditional neglect of sports by geographers is paradoxical sport is a major aspect of economic, social and political life (Bale, 2003, 2) Sport is closely linked to the global political economy and international state system. (It) is also closely related to cultural, racial, ethnic and gender identity. Sport is becoming recognized as an important means by which fundamental geographical concepts can be taught at various educational levels (De Chano and Shelley, 2004, 185)

9 Potential for sport in school geography

Potential for sport in school geography

Major sporting events offer significant opportunities for learning to take place in geographythe level of interest shown by the students is often highsporting events provide excellent examples of geography in action. This in turn enables teachers to demonstrate the relevance and importance of geography in the modern world. (Rawding, 1999, 33) Sustainability is a concept that students tend to find either rather vague or difficult. Using sport to teach the concept (ie Sydney Olympics, 2000) can make some concrete sense of the more abstract aspects. (Digby, 2007;76)

10 Sport and the new KS3 curriculum

Sport and the new KS3 curriculum

Key concepts Place Space Scale Interdependence Physical and Human processes Environmental interaction and sustainability Cultural understanding and diversity To what extent can sport contribute?

11 Sport and Geography  initial questions

Sport and Geography initial questions

With increasing awareness of the possibilities and new resources, are more schools using sport as a resource to teach Geography at KS3? If so, what are the reasons for using sport? Which sports are they using? Why? Is it a gimmick or are they taking it seriously? Why might this topic not be used? How do pupils respond to this area of Geography?

12 Sport and Geography in school  what is the local situation

Sport and Geography in school what is the local situation

Postal survey of partnership schools in Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire. 25 schools responded (16 L, 4 C, 5 unknown) 20 felt they had given time to study World Cup 2006 15 felt they included some sport geography at KS3 11 mentioned Geog.1 as key resource 8 used/referred to QCA SoW module World Sport No obvious link with school type perhaps HoD is the key influence? Football most popular example lack of resources for other sports?

13 Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
14 Sport and Geography Steven Chubb University of Cumbria
15 Prominence of football

Prominence of football

Teacher interest Pupil interest Resource availability Topical (World Cup) Links to local team (largely Blackburn Rovers) Global sport Good for sense of place development

16 Why teach about the World Cup

Why teach about the World Cup

Skills, sense of place, country focus, location of places within Germany, data analysis, links between GNP/development and success, fair-trade issues, global inequality issues, stadium location. Links to scale

17 General pupil feedback (noted by staff)

General pupil feedback (noted by staff)

Generally positive and engaged. Cant wait to start that unit Gender feedback 5 schools noted boys are more enthusiastic, 1 noted girls prefer Olympics, boys World Cup 1 school noted girls of Asian heritage appeared to show least interest. Other schools noticed no differences in feedback from different ethnic groups or the samples were too small.

18 Positive feedback

Positive feedback

It is relevant and can motivate Can be a strong motivator to some disaffected pupils Pupils enjoy it as they have some existing knowledge.doesnt seem like Geography Girls enjoy it and boys dont think it is Geography Very engaged even the girls Very good great on place knowledge Very positive from 90% but there is always 10% who hate football Generally positive but no more than for anything else. Some pupils clearly indifferent to football

19 Less positive feedback

Less positive feedback

Reasons given for not using QCA World Sport module: Not enough curriculum time to fit everything in (x4) Not aware of its existence (x2) Sport...not of great interest to some teaching staff Reluctantas it is a girls school Reasons given for no curricular time allocated to World Cup 2006: No room in the curriculum (x3) Against further incorporation of sport in future: Over reliance on sport threatens the broader identity of Geography GCSE content already full Too many other topics that deserve study Interesting but a limited amount of time is available

20 Thoughts so far and future directions

Thoughts so far and future directions

Value of using sport as way of engaging pupils in geography at KS3 seems to be increasingly recognised in schools, however: Over-reliance on football as an example off-putting to some? Reservations amongst some pupils and staff Use of major events as a treat doesnt seem like geography. Still a gimmick? Curriculum development ideas and resources needed? How can sport contribute to future curriculum change at KS3/4? Next step - detailed interviews with selected departments and with pupils in the summer term. Olympics focus?

21 Final thoughts

Final thoughts

This short unit of work on the World Cupwill go some way to keeping the year 9 students interested for a few months. Football is, of course, just a tool (Hudd, 2006; 57) When I started studying sport I tended to use it to teach geography. I found that allusions to sport, a pervasive feature of modern society, helped motivate my students and make my geography classes more interesting. I realise now that I was tending to devalue sport by reducing it to the level of a teaching gimmick. (Bale, 1989; cited in 2003 edition, xi)

22 References

References

Bale, J (2000) Sportscapes Sheffield: G.A. publications Bale, J (2003) Sports Geography (2nd edition) London: Routledge Cloke, P. et al. (1999) Introducing Human Geography London: Arnold Dear, M (1988) The Post-modern challenge: reconstructing human geography, TIBG, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 262 De Chano, L & Shelley, F (2004) Using sports to teach geography, Journal of Geography, vol. 103, no. 5, p. 185 Digby, B (2007) Teaching about the Olympics, Teaching Geography, 32, 2, p. 73 Holloway, S. et al. (eds) (2003) Key Concepts in Geography London: Sage Hudd, B (2006) Who will win the 2006 World Cup?, Teaching Geography, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 57 Jackson, P (2006) Thinking Geographically. Geography, Autumn 2006, p.199 Johnston, R et al. (eds.) (1994) Dictionary of Human Geography (3rd edition) Oxford: Blackwell Rawding, C (1999) World Cup Geography, Teaching Geography, vol. 24, no.1, p. 30 Roberts, M (2006) World Cup Challenge, Teaching Geography, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 60 Scott, J & Simpson-Housley, P. (1989) Relativizing the relativizers: on the post-modern challenge to human geography, TIBG, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 231

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