Effective Strategies for Discussing Social Unrest within Sport Management Classrooms

The purpose of this article was to explore effective strategies for discussing social unrest within sport management classrooms. The authors explored the intersection of sport and social justice because social inequalities are often replicated in sport. The next area of focus for this article was exploring techniques to address sensitive conversations in the classroom. One of the techniques discussed was the Instructional Conversation, which is a form of a debate-based lesson that grows students’ theoretical and philological skills through directed discourse where all students are held responsible for participation. The final area of exploration was the use the debate format to better understand social issues in sport. Debates are widely viewed as arguments in which two contrasting sides converse or argue from different positions along with reasons supporting their decision.

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