Module Title:Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learning environment (lectures) – this time will be spent prompting learning of particular knowledge by students. Independent Research – students will work as part of a team or individually conducting and presenting research on EDI issues in sport and will engage in debate on these topics. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning – learner participation and creativity; input of information and resources onto Blackboard
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to inform students on issues pertaining to equality, diversity and inclusion in sport and society.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop an understanding of the historical social inequalities that impact on participation in sport
LO2 Ability to engage with key debates relating to equality, diversity and inclusion in sporting environments
LO3 Demonstrate an ability to research and present assignments in the area of EDI and sports
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Gender and Sport
Historical exclusion of women from sports; Feminism; pay parity for female athletes; media coverage of female athletes and sports; sex testing
Racism and Sport
Racism and exclusion in sport and society; quotas, management and coaching positions and unconscious bias; race-based scientific interpretations of sports performance
Diversity and Inclusion
Participation for all; disability and sport; sexuality and sport; transgender athletes; athletes as activists
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation In-class presentation on EDI topic 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
Presentation Screencast presentation on EDI topic 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 7 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 7 Mandatory