Implementing an activist prototype pedagogical model of sport for working with youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds: Testing the strength of the critical elements

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: Over the last four years, we have developed a prototype pedagogical model (PPM) that was designed as a means of listening and responding to youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds. We used sport as a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Carla Luguetti (University of Sao Paulo)
  2. Kimberly Oliver (New Mexico State University)

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• Transformative learning and teaching in physical education and sports pedagogy , • Innovative perspectives on physical education, physical activity, health and wellbeing a


PS4-D » Oral - Inclusion and social justice (08:30 - Friday, 27th July, Salisbury, JMCC)

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