Representation in the Sport Curricula

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWebinarTeaching


The rise of curricula activist campaigns requires intensified scrutinisation of representation in the curricula. Although case studies represent a key pedagogical tool within management education, representation within case studies and educators’ accompanying decision-making processes are underexplored. This pedagogical webinar is informed by qualitative research that interviewed sport management lecturers at two UK higher education institutions. During the research, Natalie Jester’s feminist reading of the theory of representation, which conceptualised representation within the curricula, was drawn upon to explore educators’ decision-making processes, including the representative groups used (if any), when selecting and creating case studies. Informed by these findings, the webinar introduces a conceptual model of educator decision-making, identifying meso, micro and macro factors that influence decisions regarding descriptive and substantive representation within case studies. Practical implications for higher education sport management educators are discussed and reflective questions to enhance representation in the curricula are proposed.
Period29 Jan 2024
Event titleRepresentation in the Sport Curricula
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational