Future research directions for sport education: Towards an entrepreneurial learning approach

Paul Jones, Vanessa Ratten

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    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to introduce an entrepreneurial learning approach to the study of sport education in order to inform future research directions.
    Design/methodology/approach: Sport education needs to focus on how it can overcome existing barriers to bring a more interdisciplinary approach. This article uses entrepreneurship education theory to explore the changes required in sport education provision to create a more relevant and conducive teaching environment.
    Findings:The findings of this article suggests that by bringing sport students into contact with entrepreneurship education it aids the development of improved employability and social skills.
    Research limitations/implications:Introducing entrepreneurship education into sport will help develop learning initiatives that advance the scholarship of sport education within the University sector
    Practical implications: The benefits of including entrepreneurship education in sport studies could be of interest to directors of education wanting to increase student enrolments and interest in their courses.
    Originality/value:The study suggests ways to offer more interdisciplinary courses and activities linking entrepreneurship education to sport. This needs to be taken into consideration as it will enable the development of sport entrepreneurship education that improves links between academic research with policy and business initiatives
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)490-499
    Number of pages10
    JournalEducation + Training
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Sports
    • education
    • sport education
    • entrepreneurship education


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