Life skills through games : a teacher's guide ; methodology handbook and compendium of exercises for coaches and physical education teachers

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Title translated into Swahili:Stadi za Maisha Kupitia Michezo : mwongozo wa mwalimu ; Kitabu cha mbinu za ufundishaji na mkusanyiko wa mazoezi mbalimbali kwa ajili ya makocha na walimu wa somo la michezo
Author:Rockenfeller, Sebastian
Published:Köln: 2012, 82 S., Lit.
Corporate author involved:Jambo Bukoba e.V.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Book
Media type: Electronic resource (online)
Document Type: Grey literature Manual
Language:English, Swahili
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Identification number:PU201602000794

Author's abstract

It is very important to differentiate between the different already existing Sport In Development programs, when it comes to non-sport-related aims. Social change programs cannot easily be transferred from one country to another because of cultural differences and different resources and conditions. Instead of just exporting a European movement culture through the implementation of western sport concepts and programs, it is crucial to adapt those programs to the specific needs. There are already many successful programs which had to be modified to the situation of the project concerned. But cultural sensitivity and receiver orientated approaches within a program can only be developed through analyses. The biggest challenge of each program is to create a specific educational setting in which the achievement of non-sport-related aims (Life Skills) becomes possible. We needn’t believe that sport only has positive effects; it can also harm, can be misused and can have negative outcomes. The challenge is to find the appropriate tool for the complex situation which has the power to make an impact. After having done a baseline study which outlines the environmental setting of the project, the author was able to design this workshop for P.E. teachers. The author has developed it adapted to the situation in cooperation with Tanzanian sport specialists. They proved 18 schools in the Kagera region to get a picture about the sport situation in their schools. What do the children like? What is the sport infrastructure like? What kind of movement culture do the locals participate ? They didn´t merely want to export a German (or “Western”) sport concept, but want to employ their knowledge and abilities to learn from each other. This concept of using sport as a specific tool to fight community problems is put to practice by different organizations, NGOs and governments all over the globe. If the formula is understood and accepted by all institutions (from the national to the ward level) one can influence new generations positively. Sport shouldn’t be neglected. It should be part of daily school life. It is a powerful tool in the education of boys and girls. Well-planned and well-taught Sport (P. E.) can be used to prevent crime, drug abuse or early sexual intercourse. Through sport you can send important messages which are important for life. Sport is a tool for development. This handbook shows possible exercises for coaches and P.E. teachers. (geändert)