Integrating Sports Ethics in the High School Curriculum

The Electromechanical school Varaždin is the coordinator of the KA2 Erasmus Strategic partnerships project for general education entitled "Integrating Sports Ethics in the High School Curriculum", which is worth 160 480 euros. The idea for the project was developed by professor of philosophy Matija Mato Škerbić, who is also the project coordinator.

About the project

It is a KA2 Erasmus project for general education, which connects five partners from four European countries:

The project is of an interdisciplinary nature and is primarily intended for professors of a series of subjects who may include topics related to ethics of sport in the course of their subject, which involves dealing with specific moral problems, such as ethics and philosophy, religion, politics and economics (racism, corruption, betting...), sociology (racism, gender equality), chemistry and biology (doping, Paralympics...), physical education, art (fairness of aesthetic sports scoring) etc. It is about subjects which can integrate in the existing curricula various moral problems of ethics of sport.

Project goals

There are three intellectual outcomes, but the primary is development of the Framework Curriculum of Ethics of Sport, which consists of four modules: Intentional Violation of Rules and Fair-Play in Sports; Virtues and Weaknesses in Sports; Gender Equality in Sports; and Racism in Sports. In addition, the aim is to create Educational Guidelines, which would include various tools and skills as well as the specific materials needed to implement the module. Finally, there will be a web platform from which teachers will be able to download produced and developed material, examples, videos, tutorials and literature for implementation of the modules in their schools.

Developed modules will be piloted in secondary schools in Varaždin (the first two modules), Germany (the third module) and Italy (the fourth module), along with the exchange of students and professors involved in the so-called peer-learning.

Duration of the project:

7th November 2017 – 6th November 2019

Project team Croatia:

  • Igor Kos, PM
  • Matija ŠKERBIĆ (coordinator)
  • Tanja VODUŠEK (admin. fin.)
  • Vlado Ščapec
  • Marija Rožmarić
  • Maja Čop
  • Boris Rutić
  • Nenad Kos
  • Barbara Golenja
  • Marko Hlapčić
  • Tobias Behloul

Bavimo se srednjoškolskim obrazovanjem, obrazovanje odraslih te pružanjem usluga u školskoj radionici, tiskari, restoranu i studiu.