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Critical Thinking for Sports Students

Critical Thinking for Sports Students

First Edition

April 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
"A really useful textbook to help undergraduate students construct arguments in their writing, and raise their writing abilities to a higher level. The book also provides useful examples that relates to sports students."
- Hassan Khalil
, Hertfordshire University

"A fantastic text and one we use regularly with undergraduate and postgraduates."
- Abbe Brady
, Gloucestershire University

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 – 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

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 thinking
Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

This book takes readers step-by-step through learning how to read and think critically. It is a useful resource for undergraduate students to enable them to be more critical and evaluative in their research, and would be good revision for post-graduates.

Mrs Jen Pogacic
Vocational Education, Moulton College
November 29, 2019

It has been useful in design tasks for the students to undertake during the Reflective Practice module sessions. It has given them an understanding how to think and act on a deeper level of reflection

Mr Timothy James Stuart Evans
Physical Education , Truro & Penwith College
November 2, 2016

An ideal book for all sports students studying in Higher Education. It provides useful examples that relates to sports students and is a much needed text. Layout is easy to follow and is reader friendly. Good learning activities and further reading section for development

Mrs Valerie Ritchie-Littler
Physical Education , Oldham College
May 5, 2016

The ability to develop critical thinking is essential at MSc level and this book provides a refreshing approach on how to develop this core skill. I will be recommending it to my students.

Mrs lindsay woodford
School of Psychology, University of The West of England
November 23, 2015

This book provides a range of activities to engage students to develop their critical thinking. In addition, the use of health, fitness and sport provides a range of topics to engage the students.

Emerick Kaitell
School of Education (Froebel), Roehampton University
February 12, 2015

An interesting book to aid students achieving a better understanding of their role in the sports environment

Professor Rui Biscaia
School of Tourism, Sports & Hospitality, European University Lisbon
August 18, 2014

An interesting book to aid students understanding and becoming more active in the sports environment

Professor Rui Biscaia
School of Tourism, Sports & Hospitality, European University Lisbon
August 18, 2014

This is a useful text book for the students who plan and carry out a research project for the first time in his or her academic career. Basic research concepts and theories are effectively introduced in a accessible manner.

Dr Jung Woo Lee
Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
January 4, 2013

Very good text for students to work with during their selection of study subject. This book was selected to be part of the oral exam and to use for e.g. argumentation.

Dr Glenn Bjorklund
Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University
December 3, 2012

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