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Perceptive cricket


Learning about sport and the media through cricket.

Unit aim

To understand the social and cultural significance of sport, both for the individual and for society.

General overview

In this unit students explore the effect of the media on their attitude towards cricket. This can be combined with a series of modified and small-sided games of cricket.

Key area(s) of learning

Sports Studies, Physical Activity.

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable students to identify and reflect on factors that influence people's attitudes and perceptions relating to cricket (socio-ecological perspective).


Learning outcome

Learning experiences

4A4 Students will describe how media messages can influence their attitudes towards cricket and describe how this can affect feeling of self-worth.
  • Students participate in cricket skills development activities and modified games.
  • Students identify their attitudes towards cricket, towards winning and losing, and to gender.
  • Students identify media messages and the influence of these on their own attitudes towards cricket.
  • Students relate their attitudes to cricket to their feelings of self-worth.
Students completed worksheet on media sources and examples of messages from media about cricket.
5B4 Students will investigate and experience ways in which their competence and participation in cricket is influenced by media messages.
  • Students will define competence, rate their competence in cricket, and describe social and cultural factors that effect their level of competence.
  • Students will investigate how the media portrays a range of social and cultural factors.
Students completed self-assessed competency charts.

Possible teaching approach

Cooperative learning

Possible lesson sequence:

Word icon. Perceptive Cricket (Possible Lesson Sequence) (Word, 55 KB)

PDF icon. Perceptive Cricket (Possible Lesson Sequence) (PDF, 18 KB)

Students worksheets:

Word icon. Perceptive Cricket (Students Worksheets) (Word, 45 KB)

PDF icon. Perceptive Cricket (Students Worksheets) (PDF, 14 KB)