2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Saturday, November 3 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Sport & Values-Based Education: From Theory to Practice (And Back Again) #1

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This paper presentation session will explore the role of sport and related practices as platforms for values-based education. We invite papers which examine specific case studies, detail pedagogical approaches used in the field, and/or discuss the results of research evaluating such efforts. The session will particularly highlight the relationship between (embodied) sporting practice, social relations, pedagogical strategies, and the construction and transmission of socially desirable, ethical values. Papers which highlight the use of music as part of such efforts, and/or interrelations between these factors and aspects of music culture, will be particularly welcomed in light of the overall conference theme. The session will also discuss the utility of various critical, intellectual frameworks which may be used to locate such programs at the intersection of theory and practice, advocating a ‘critical interventionist’ approach to exploring the role that sociologically-informed, sport-based education programs can play in various social contexts.


Andrew Meyer

Associate Professor in Sport Foundations, Baylor University

Warren Smart

University of Brighton
Delivery of values-based education through the Football4Peace methodology in multiple contexts.The Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme utilises a values-based pedagogical model, developed by academics at the University of Brighton, to promote emotional wellbeing, personal development... Read More →

Graham Spacey

University of Johannesburg
Values Based Physical Education and National Development Goals in the South African Public School SystemThe first South African full democratic elections in 1994 saw the African National Congress (ANC) come into power with a focus on addressing historical inequalities.  Whilst almost... Read More →


Alex Channon

Medical care as self-defence: Mixed martial arts, sports medics and the politics of injury, University of Brighton
Mixed martial arts (MMA) occupies a uniquely precarious position in the field of contemporary performance sport. Featuring the striking of downed opponents, a relatively high frequency of blood-letting, and a promotional culture which creates and amplifies narratives of hostility... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT