"Learning to trust our peers has been so cool and important to me": The development of learning communities in a Sport Education season

Carla Luguetti

University of Sao Paulo

My overarching research and teaching focus on topics of sport pedagogy and social justice. Over the past six years I have focused in understanding activist approaches within sporting contexts. Specifically, my line of research aims at co-creating a prototype pedagogical model for working with youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds in sport context. The intent is to use sport as a vehicle for assisting youth to become critically aware of their communities’ social issues. Although I am an early career researcher, I have a significant publication track record in collaboration with researchers from all over the globe (US, UK, Australia, and South America). I have been teaching in higher education for eleven years. In addition to coordinating and teaching units relevant to Sport Pedagogy, I have actively contributed to the creation of new curriculum in the undergraduate courses I have worked during the last 11 years.


Background and purpose: Several studies demonstrate that Sport Education (SE) supports the development of an authentic experience of sport (Hastie, Ojeda, & Luquin, 2011; Hastie, 2011; Wallhead & O’Sullivan, 2005). However,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Carla Luguetti (University of Sao Paulo)
  2. Priscila Lopes (University of Sao Paulo)
  3. Diego Sobrinho (University of Sao Paulo)
  4. Michele Carbinatto (University of Sao Paulo)
  5. Ann MacPhail (University of Limerick)

Topic Area

• Transformative learning and teaching in physical education and sports pedagogy


PS2-J » Oral - Sport education and positive youth development (15:15 - Thursday, 26th July, Salisbury, JMCC)

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