IDR207 Managing Sport for Development

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Managing Sport for Development
Program of study: 
Bachelor i Sport Management (idrettsledelse)
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Teaching semester: 
2017 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2017 Autumn
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Recommended previous knowledge

None in particular

Course content
  • Sport development vs. Sport for Development
  • Sport for Development theory
  • Sport for Develoment policy
  • Sport for Development practice
  • Managing Sport for Development organizations
  • Monitoring and evauating Sport for Development

This course is part of the throughline in research and team work in the BSc in Sport Management. Description of throughlines available in the program description

Learning outcome

Completing this course the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of central principles and concepts in the Sport for Development literature
  • Critically assess different Sport for Development projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrate Sport for Development activities in practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how different leadership strategies applies in different cultural contexts
  • Demonstrate different leadership strategies’ relevancy in Sport for development organizations
  • Work with/in a Sport for Development organization
Working and learning activities

3-6 hours of lectures weekly. Combination of regular lectures, group work, group assignments and presentations, which requires the students to actively contribute to own learning.


Text book to be confirmed.

A collection of articles will be available at the beginning of the course

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresenceComment
Assignment(s)44RequiredFour individual assignments (max 1000 words). The assignments will form the basis of group work, discussions and presentations.
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Mandatory coursework:Assignment(s)
Courseworks given:4
Courseworks required:4
Comment:Four individual assignments (max 1000 words). The assignments will form the basis of group work, discussions and presentations.
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialSupport material
Home assessmentGroup1weeksLetter (A - F)100Groups of two students. Essay with given topic. All printed and written supporting material
Form of assessment:Home assessment
Type of duration:weeks
Grading scale:Letter (A - F)
Comment:Groups of two students. Essay with given topic.
Supported material:
Support material:All printed and written supporting material