Football Scholars Forum

The Football Scholars Forum is holding its second fall session on Wednesday, November 9, at 2pm Eastern Time. The topic is “Soccer in the Classroom.” Peter Alegi, Alon Raab, Tom McCabe, Steven Apostolov, and Sean Jacobs will each make 5 minute presentations to spark discussion about syllabi, sources, reading lists, and teaching perspectives. Course syllabi have been precirculated on the website.

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, the MSU-based group will include numerous participants from afar via Skype.

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. Peter Alegi and Alex Galarza are due to share their experiences with FSF at the conference.

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