Sport as a scaffold to personal and social skills acquisition in VET education and training

Eddington, Ian and Eddington, Noela (2004) Sport as a scaffold to personal and social skills acquisition in VET education and training. In: 2004 Agora Thessaloniki Conference: New Approaches to Vocational Education and Training through Sport, 10-11 May 2004, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

Constructivist theory and a case study are used to argue (a) that personal and social skills can be learned through participation in sport, (b) that there can be transfer of skills acquisition from sport to career activity, and (c) that it is likely that formal education and training in the VET sector has not fully utilised the potential of sport for personal and social skills acquisition. It is also suggested that constructivism has not fully investigated sport in education as a defence against the divisive nature of if-it-works-use- it validation and the fact-value divide of moral relativism.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Mr Ian Eddington
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2009 01:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport, skills acquisition, vocational education and training, constructivism
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6096

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