Sport Education: Quality PE Through Positive Sport Experiences
This text details how sport can help students learn fair play, leadership and followship skills and self-responsibility in addition to becoming competent players. It shows physical educators how to implement effective sport education programmes within their physical education classes to achieve these goals. The author explains his sport education model and provides school-tested plans for applying the model to specific sports and activities. Part 1 describes the sport education model and the curriculum and instructional methods used to implement it. Part 2 presents examples of how the model has been used effectively in school settings. Part 3 explains models of evaluation and assessment. A chapter in this section shows how the sport education model can be used to develop an Olympic curriculum that incorporates the global education, multicultural education and personal development goals of Olympism and provides a unifying theme for the sport education proramme.
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This is a must-read for all Physical Education teachers, even if they do not have immediate plans to incorporate Sports Ed into their teaching. Sports Ed offers huge benefits to the PE lessons: the students get to solve authentic problems in groups, build relationships with their team mates, have a say in how they structure their learning experiences, learn about different roles in sports and enjoy their participation in a real sporting competition. Many of the less-able kids do not get the chance to represent school/class/club in any form of league or tournament. Sports Ed gives every student a chance to be part of an athletic team and engage them in a developmentally-appropriate sports tournament.
While the first chapter concentrates on convincing the readers, the rest of it is packed with countless practical tips and examples on how to make Sports Ed work in your school. Examples are drawn from different (American?) schools and different grade levels. Very useful resource for PE teachers.