Sport is a vital leisure interest for many. How children's and young people's sports activities are designed during their free time, and how it affects their learning, is therefore of interest in sports education.
An essential ambition in sports pedagogy is to make visible the conditions for people's opportunities to participate in and influence their sports.
Sports pedagogy is also about teaching processes about school and teacher training, as well as the extent to which sports are open to everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomics, and sexual orientation.
In addition, sports pedagogy focuses on how adults' exercise and training habits are related to social position and living conditions.
A vision within the subject area of sports education is that education and research should contribute to the following:
- develop the subject of sports and health in school, especially regarding goals, teaching methods, and opportunities for all students to participate equally.
- develop children's and young people's sports in their spare time, including applicable conditions and prerequisites for being able to participate.
- develop a society that values health-promoting physical activity and accommodates diverse training styles, regardless of people's resources and conditions.