Integrating ethics of sport in secondary school curriculum
Elektrostrojarska škola Varaždin
Vlado Ščapec, prof. tjelesne i zdravstvene kulture
Start date: 7.11.2017.
End date: 6.11.2019.
EC Contribution: 160.480,00 Eur
Univerza v Ljubljani – is a large university, with over 42.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, offering over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes and employing approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. UL is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings. It is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in Slovenia with 30 percent of all registered researchers.
Istituto Istruzione Superiore Ancel Keys – is a Public Hotel/Catering School with more than 700 students and approximately 70 teachers. It is located in the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, near Castelnuovo Cilento, a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. The school is a partner of a network of Italian Vocational Catering Schools as well as school leader and school guide in a network of local schools which collaborate for special needs integration, support to families, innovation of teacher profession, training of teachers and spreading out of the newest pedagogical methods in specialized teaching techniques.
Friedrich-Woehler_Gymnasium – is a public grammar school/gymnasium attended by approximately 1100 students. Relevant educational programmes are delivered by 100 teachers. The school offers to its secondary school students different profiles/specialisations in the fields of foreign languages, science, arts and music. The school has an official status of a “Partnerschule für Europa” (Partner School for Europe), which means that the school strives to be linked to other schools in Europe by teaching languages (English, French, Italian) and do regular exchanges with schools in other European countries. At the moment, the school is pursing regular exchanges with the similar schools in Italy, France and Australia. The school is based in Singen, an industrial city in the very south of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany and just north of the German-Swiss border.
Udruga za poticanje neformalnog obrazovanja, kritičkog mišljenja i filozofije u praksi Mala filozofija (Association for the enhacement of non-formal education, criticla thinking and philosophy in practice "Petit Philosophy") – hereinafter referred to as the Udruga "Mala filozofija", promotes benefits of non-formal education, especially teaching for critical thinking within the framework of institutional/formal or non-institutional/non-formal education. Udruga "Mala filozofija"works with children from 3 years old to senior citizens. In addition, one of the target groups of are the primary and secondary school teachers, i.e. Udruga "Mala filozofija"provides in-service training for teachers in the fields of the philosophy for children, critical/free thinking, ethics, etc. Furthemore, Udruga "Mala filozofija"promotes the primordial values among the children and youth in order to make them aware of the importance of tolerance, human rights and other democratic gains. In doing so, a number of tailored made programmes/ projects for the aforementioned target groups were disegned and implemented.
|3 transnational project meetings will be held:
- 1st in Varaždin, Croatia-organised and facilitated by Elektrostrojarska škola
- 2nd in Ljubljana, Slovenia-organised and facilitated by University o Ljubljana - Faculty of Theology, Institute of Philosophy and Ethics
- 3rd in Castelnuovo Cilento, Italy-organised and facilitated by Istituto Istruzione Superiore Ancel Keys.
Those meeting will be attended by the following representatives:
- When it comes to the secondary schools involved in the project, 2 teachers from each school (involved in the majority of the activities and Intellectual outputs envisaged by the project) and 1 member of the school management from each school (school director, assistant to school director, school pedagogue or school psychologist-pending on the staff structure in each of the schools involved in the project)
- When it comes to other project partners, 2 staff members (researchers/trainers).
The 1st transnational meeting will be held in Varaždin (Croatia) in November 2016 and will serve as the project’s kick-off meeting. Hence, it will place a strong emphasis on partner introductions and building familiarisation with each other at organisational and personal (school directors and/or teachers) levels. This will bring the understanding of partnership members beyond (i) the initial descriptions and materials about each school/each educational system that were circulated during the process of designing the project proposal/preparing Erasmus+ application form as well as (ii) the preparation activities that will occur prior to the commencement of the project’s activities (see section E. preparation of this application form for further details). The details of all partners’ ethics of sport curriculum-related expectations as well as the project’s Intellectual outputs, joint training/peer-teaching activities and dissemination will be duly explored and discussed ensuring that a shared and realistic outlook is adopted from the outset.
The 2nd transnational meeting will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in June 2017 (i.e. in six month interval from the commencement date) with the following aims:
- To check/review the 6 months project progress, including the results of of the activities carried out in the 1st phase of the project implementation, most notably the results of relevant comparative analysis and the process of drafting of the curriculum (intellectual output no 1.)
- If applicable joint taking of decisions/revision of the project affecting timing, project contents, staff allocation, costs, etc.;
The 3rd transnational meeting will be held in Castelnuovo Cilento (Italy) in January 2018 with the following aims:
- To assess project progress in the period June 2017-January 2018 / To discuss internal interim evaluation and satisfaction reports of each school/other project partner;
- To jointly discuss any critical points or bottlenecks for further project implementation;
- To propose and discuss remedy actions to be taken in order to tackle problems during the last 10 months of the project implementation;
- Discussion on the continuous piloting of the ethics of sport curriculum/teaching methods
- Review of web-portal statistics;
- Each partners’ presentations on detailed dissemination plans
In addition to the transnational project meetings, the following categories of communication are foreseen:
- short partnership meetings (quick check of the progress/milestones accomplished – in order to be fully prepared for the transnational project meetings) - they will take place out during the joint short-term joint training and short term exchanges of secondary school students form
- videoconferencing tools will be used both, for multilateral periodical meetings (quick checking of the progress and milestones) and dissemination or Skype calls for bilateral communication;
- continuous e-mail exchange through the partnership e-mails list prepared for different levels of management (contact persons only, whole partnership team, mailing list extended by each school);
- bilateral or multi e-mails to the teachers/researchers/trainer being involved in specific tasks;
The communication with other stakeholders will be carried out by means of the web-portal (an intelectual output of this project) and on-line newsletters.
The specific objectives of this project are:
- To enhance the provision of the ethics education at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level through wider integeration of the ethics of sport contents into the school curriculum in full compliance with the cross-curricular approach
- To improve the competencies of secondary school teachers needed for more effective and sustainable ethics of sport-based educational provision/teaching in at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level.
The project/work plan is structured in 4 components, each of them being divided in several activities (see below), with all the phases/components having strong interactions among them.
The 1st component of the project will advance the competences of the teachers who will deliver ethics of sport-based teaching at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level through advanced level / tailor-made joint training for teachers - for details see section G.3. Learning/Teaching/Training Activities, Short-term joint staff training events, Activity No. 1. This training will take place in December 2016.
In addition, the 1st component of the project will be focused on the following issues: (i) the ethics-based educational provision at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level in the EU member countries differ from country to country, in their organisation, content, methodology and intensity; (ii) Likewise, the partner schools of this project have diverse level experience concerning the ethics of sports-based teaching at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level.
Hence, the project includes the mapping of state-of-art ethics-related educational framework and educational practice in the countries involved and, eventually the delivery of one of the key intellectual outputs of the project the Curriculum Framework "Ethics of Sport" - for details and relevant timetable/action plan of specific phases see section G.1. Intellectual Outputs, Output identification O1.
The 2nd component of the project will be focused on the development of the key outcome / key intellectual output of the project :
- Methodology Guidelines - a tool-kit for teaching Ethics of Sport under the secondary school curriculum - for details and relevant timetable/action plan of specific phases see section G.1. Intellectual Outputs, Output identification O2
- the pilot-testing of the Curriculum Framework "Ethics of Sport" by means of 3 short-term exchanges of the secondary school students accompanied by teachers (i.e. peer-learning & peer-teaching) - for details see section G.3. Learning/Teaching/Training Activities, Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (Activity No. C2, Activity No. C3, Activity No.C 4
Such pilot-testing of the Curriculum Framework "Ethics of Sport" by means of 3 short-term exchanges of the secondary school student will be also used for direct/face-to-face exchange of competencies and know - how between teachers who will deliver ethics of sports-based teaching) at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level.
All the outputs/outcomes of those peer-teaching & peer learning activities will be incorporated into the web-based thematic platform for the ethics of sport-teaching at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level - Open Educational Resources as well as the final versions of the Curriculum Framework "Ethics of Sport" the Methodology Guidelines - a tool-kit for teaching Ethics of Sport under the secondary school curriculum
The 3rd component of the project will be the development Web-based thematic platform (Open Education Resource) on educational provision of Ethics of Sport - for details and relevant timetable/action plan of specific phases see section G.1. Intellectual Outputs, Output identification O3
This Web-based thematic platform will be also used for on-line exchange of competencies and know - how between teachers who will deliver ethics of sports-based teaching) at the ISCED 3 (upper-secondary) level. In order to that the following means will be utilised: peer-teaching sessions during the 3 exchange/mobility of relevant teachers and secondary school students form each school (peer-learning activities of secondary school students). All the outputs/outcomes of those peer-teaching & peer learning activities will be incorporated into the web-based thematic platform for the ethics of sport-teaching at the ISCED 3 (uppersecondary) level - Open Educational Resources.
The 4th component of the project will be focused on the dissemination activities as well as internal activities aimed at ensuring maximum impact and sustainability of the specific components/key outputs of the project by means of the 4 Multiplier Events.
In addition 3 transnational project meetings are envisaged.