Strange thing: Linds and I have both used the metaphor of Monopoly as a classroom teaching tool. In her case, it was to create an incentive framework for a grade 5 physical education class; in mine, it was to describe the sport management industry on an undergraduate final. In our humble opinions, each proved to be a successful classroom intervention.

The connection to sport and sportsBabel is this: if other forms of play may be used as teaching tools, then why not sport? And not just the traditional physical-education-as-body-movement, but the teaching of the entire curriculum through the lens of sport and bodily experience, with an intellectual debt of gratitude to Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. Could this work?


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