FSF November – Football in the Classroom

Please join us for the Football Scholars Forum session on Soccer in the Classroom, Wednesday, November 9, at 2pm Eastern Time. Peter Alegi, Alon Raab, Tom McCabe, Steven Apostolov, and Sean Jacobs will each make 5 minute presentations on their courses to jump start a discussion about syllabi, sources, readings, pedagogy, and how to include a unit/section/lecture on soccer in  humanities or social science courses. We’re using the FSF website to pre-circulate course designs and syllabi, so please send me any syllabi or reading lists you would like to share to: galarza1@msu.edu

Some questions to spark discussion: (1) How can teaching a course or unit on soccer expand or contribute to disciplinary knowledge? (2) What are the challenges and opportunities of teaching a fútbol class filled with everyone from fantasy soccer geeks to soccer neophytes? (3) How can students apply what they learn in a soccer course outside the classroom?

As always, please RSVP if you plan on attending via Skype (provide your username). Soccer in the Classroom promises to be one of our most exciting and productive, so don’t miss out.

In other news, FSF will be included in a poster session at HASTAC 2011, a conference on digital scholarly communication hosted at the University of Michigan in December. We are very excited to share our experiences with FSF at the conference; thanks to everyone who has helped us grow and learn!

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