ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue
|The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
|Leadership in Sport
Dr SR Minten
Work, Organisation and Management
|Level 7 FHEQ
Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):
|MGTK701 Global Context of Sports Business
Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:
Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:
Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:
|Timetable (if known)
120 mins X 1 totaling 2
60 mins X 1 totaling 8
180 mins X 1 totaling 24
|Penalty for late
|Penalty for late
|Group presentation discussion Reassessment Opportunity: individual 350 word reflective report Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: No
|Discussion Board Contribution Reassessment Opportunity: individual 350 word reflective report Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: No
|Virtual group presentation Reassessment Opportunity: individual 1,500 word analysis of a leader/leadership situation within the sport industry Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty appli
|Individual self-reflective report Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes
This module aims to:
Evaluate leadership approaches within the sport industry through the critical application of a range of key leadership concepts and theories;
Critically evaluate the notion of responsible leadership and its significance to sport organisations;
Critically analyse theories of teams in the context of sport business;
Develop students’ ability to critically reflect on their leadership development and create action plans for development.
(LO1) Students will be able to appraise leadership approaches within the global sport industry, through the critical application of a range of leadership theories.
(LO2) Students will be able to critique the notion of 'responsible leadership' and ethics within the context of sport and in relation to the students’ own values and beliefs.
(LO3) Students will be able to critically analyse concepts, theories and models relating to the leadership of diverse teams in the context of sport.
(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their own leadership approach and, using appropriate frameworks, create action plans for future leadership development.
(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate digital fluency and communication and collaboration skills through engagement with online discussion boards.
(S1) Teamwork skills.
(S2) Verbal and written communication.
(S3) IT skills.
(S4) Lifelong learning.
(S5) Ethical awareness.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The module will primarily be delivered through eight e-lectures/seminars. These will consist of podcasts covering key concepts and theories on leadership and videos of noteworthy leaders and leadership situations within the sport industry. Individual online tasks and discussion boards will be used to develop and apply learning within the sport industry and the students’ own work contexts. These will be moderated by the module tutor to ensure individual and group feedback, and to support the development of the virtual groups and to foster skills in critical self-reflection. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24 hours
Description: The e-Lectures/seminars will equate to 3 hours/week over 8 weeks undertaken asynchronously.
Additionally, one scheduled synchronous seminar will be deliv
ered (if there are issues with time zones another seminar will be provided).
Description: The scheduled seminar will equate to 2 hours undertaken synchronously. The date and time of the seminar will be confirmed at the start of the module.
Students will also be given directed group activities that enable the development of the virtual groups for the assessment and provide opportunities for formative feedback from the module tutor in relation to assessment 1.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 8 hours
Description: Virtual group work equating to 1 hour/week over 8 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 116 hours
Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, independent research into sports organisations and assessment preparation.
Self-awareness, reflection and implicit theories of leadership: Uses timeline technique/autoethnographic approach to enable students to reflect on how they have learnt to lead and the implicit theories they have developed. This creates a basis from which to explore academic theories of leadership.
Leadership definitions and theories will be critically explored in the context of sport including: trait theories, leadership behaviour, situational leadership, followership, transformational/ transactional leadership, charismatic leadership and shared leadership.
Responsible leadership: will examine values, purpose, ethics and diversity. Additionally, research relating to the ‘dark side of leadership’ and cases of unethical leadership behaviour within sport will be examined.
Teams: this will explore leadership of high performing teams and will include team roles, group development and group think.
Leadership development: this will enable students to r eflect on their future leadership development through examination of personality, psychometric assessments, leadership identity, self-efficacy and development planning.
|Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.