The capacity to think critically is essential for success in sport courses in higher education. This book provides all those involved in the study of sport with the tools to assess, construct and present arguments and to analyse and evaluate material. The emphasis is on the application of critical thinking a in the form of written arguments, discussion and negotiation. Throughout, the text and examples are presented within the context of sport, helping students to more easily apply their learning to their subject area.
Critical thinking and the study of sport What is an Argument? Evaluating an Argument's Structure: Deductive Arguments Evaluating an Argument's Content: Truth, Evidence and Credibility Assumptions, Generalisations and Hypotheses Evaluating Arguments: Fallacies Evaluating Arguments: Examples
This book is SUCH a welcome addition to the sports studies literature. We are forever telling students to take a more critical approach to the literature and this text tells them precisely how to do that! An original and much needed text
Lecturer Brunel University
Critical Thinking for Sports Students is an excellent addition to the Active Learning in Sport series. This book ought to be adopted as a required text for students pursuing undergraduate studies in sport. Though this book is geared towards students, it is well worth reading by lecturers teaching on undergraduate and graduate courses and by the general reader interested in developing good thinkingSport, Ethics and Philosophy
Emily Ryall is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care at the University of Gloucestershire. She has an academic background in Philosophy and Linguistics and holds a PhD in Moral Philosophy as well as a PGCE in Physical Education. She has taught Philosophy, Ethics and Critical Thinking to sports students for several years.