Recommended Sponsor - Buy Original Artwork Directly from the Artist

Source: Massey University

Associate Professor Geoff Watson, Professor Andrew Martin and Dr Andrew Grainger.

The new ‘Sport Management Education: Global Perspectives and Implications for Practice’ textbook, published by Routledge, features contribution from Professor Andrew Martin, Associate Professor Geoff Watson and Dr Andrew Grainger.

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Professor Andrew Martin was invited to contribute two chapters. The first, in collaboration with Dr Jenny Fleming (Head of Academic Partnerships at Auckland University of Technology, and President of Work-Integrated Learning NZ) entitled ‘Enhancing professional competencies through work-integrated learning (WIL): Professional practice and partnership’.

Dr Martin, who chairs Massey’s Work-integrated learning (WIL) committee, has coordinated a WIL programme focused on Sport Management Education for more than 25 years. In 2021, he received a prestigious principal fellow award from the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom in recognition of his teaching, scholarship and leadership in the field of WIL.

His second chapter, ‘Community event management in New Zealand: Participation, partnership, and practice’, was written in conjunction with Associate Professor Geoff Watson (School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication) and Dr Andrew Grainger (School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition). This documented insights and research related to a successful series of community triathlon events that he has managed in the Manawatū region in the last 20 years. 

Dr Martin says these chapters provide real-world examples of how students have enhanced their learning through a range of work and experiential opportunities.

“Such professional practice-based partnerships initiatives enable students to develop a range of desirable graduate attributes that support and strengthen future employability.”

Dr Grainger contributed to another chapter in the book, entitled ‘Developing, Designing, and Delivering a High-Impact Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad for Sport Management Students: Going Global’, that draws on his experiences teaching courses in the United Kingdom, the United States and New Zealand.

“While study-abroad opportunities are likely to be limited in the short term due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is one thing to learn about sports in other countries, it is entirely different to experience them directly, in-person and in-context.”

Hardback and e-version copies of the book are available here.

Related articles

New book explores construction procurement
Work-Integrated Learning practicum enhances employability for sport and exercise graduates
Massey team contributes to international sport research