Using developments in sport in Australia to promote cultural competence in higher education course at CSU

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Abstract

Engaging higher education students in experiences related to cultural competence can be challenging for educators in the sports and exercise science-related disciplines. However, in the last decade, a number of sporting and accrediting bodies in Australia have recognised the importance of education in this space for athletes, coaches, sport journalists and exercise professionals. One example has been the implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans by sporting associations (such as the AFL, NRL and the 2018 Commonwealth Games). An examination of the importance of cultural competence in sporting spaces provides a pertinent context for student engagement at the tertiary level in the discipline of sport and exercise science. Both of us identify as non-Indigenous individuals. However, we have both been tasked with carrying out course-related work relating to ‘cultural competence’ in sports contexts. We have been active participants in cultural experiences and immersion programmes inside and outside the university environment, and have close connections to Indigenous Australians as colleagues, research partners and friends
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching aboriginal cultural competence
Subtitle of host publicationauthentic approaches
EditorsBarbara Hill, Jille Harris, Ruth Bacchus
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Chapter10
Pages111-121
Number of pages11
Volume1
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789811572012
ISBN (Print)9789811572005
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Nov 2020

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