Making sense of undergraduate learning in sport related degrees: a Foucauldian analysis
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study attempts to make sense of the learning environments situation within sporting degrees at Cardiff Metropolitan University using a theoretical lens. Using theories situated within learning and disciplinary power and attempt to make sense and understanding of the learning environments that are implemented. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in aid of gaining insight to staff and students within the sporting sector of the university. Six participants took part altogether; Three students on a sporting degree, and three staff members who have had experience in lecturing within different environments within the sports sector of the university. The discussion highlights work of Michel Foucault’s (1997) key theoretical findings of disciplinary power in regards to the results found, and the effect that different learning environments have on students learning. The study concludes with new information and suggestions for furthering studies within this area..
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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