Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:47

Zadar Training Event Report

Organized by the Small Philosophy Association / Petit Philosophy in Zadar, from 07. to 13. January 2018, the second activity within the Erasmus + KA-2 Multilateral Project 2017.-2019. called"Integrating Ethics of Sport into Secondary School Curriculum" ("Integrating Sports Ethics in Secondary School Curriculum") was held.

Five intense training days were attended by all involved partners in order to get to know more closely everything that this project is carrying and how to implement it.

The training was attended by: Filomena Greco, Maria Mansella, Maria Giuliani, Antonela Vairo, Mercedes Iannuzzelli, Emilio Zambrano and Marco Fenucci from ISS Ancel Keys from Cilento in Italy, Jens Putzar, Hildegard Rieger and Joachim Buchegger from Friedrich-Woehler-Gymnasium Singen Germany, Ph.D. Bruno Ćurko and Matija Mato Škerbić from the Association of Small Philosophers from Zadar, Urška Lampret from the Faculty of Theology at Ljubljana and Vlado Ščapec, Marija Rožmaric, Maja Čop Andesilić and Boris Rutić from Electromechanical School Varaždin.

The five-day workshop consisted of a series of workshops and expositions on different aspects of the project theme, and all involved partners contributed actively to them.

For the first day, the introductory lecture was given by Matija Mato Škerbić on the topic "General Introduction to the Philosophy and Ethics of Sport" to present the participants in the project and acquaint them with the basic ideas that led him to design and design the project. There was a lecture and workshop of Ph.D. Nenad Vertovšev from the University of Zadar under the title "Coordination of Mind and Body: Ethical aspect of Martial Arts". The first day was rounded up by sports activities and mandatory evaluation.

The second day was devoted to focused workshops: "What is sport? Game of defining "Ph. D. Bruno Ćurko, "Virtue and Flaws in Sport" by Matija Mate Škerbić, "Ethics and Sport" by Marca Fenuccia from Italy and "Bioconservativism and Transhumanism in Sport" by Anita Lunić and Mirjana Runtić from the University of Split.

The third working day began with a joint presentation by Maja Čop Andesilić and Vlado Ščapec, on the topic "Possibilities for Implementation of the Ethics of Sport in Croatian Secondary School Curriculum". After that, Urška Lampret from the University of Ljubljana held a lecture and a workshop on doping in cycling. "Gender and Sport" is the name of the workshop followed by Matija Mato Škerbić. The lecture "Total digitization - chance for a better education or chaos in memory, motor learning and emotions" was followed. nat. Joachima Bucheggea from Germany. The day ended with the lecture "Issues of Betting in Sport - Marcos Bagdhatis case study" by Marija Rožmaric from Electromechanical School Varaždin.

On the fourth day Ph.D. Bruno Ćurko gave a lecture titled "Is there ethics of sport in secondary school curriculum of Ethics in Croatia", to be followed by a roundtable on Possibilities of Integrating Ethics of Sports into High School Subjects (Philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Economics, Religion etc .) of all participants on the possibilities of implementing and integrating the Ethics in Sport in secondary school curricula of individual subjects in the participating countries. Finally, Matija Mato Škerbić held a workshop on one of the topics or modules in the future project "Rasicm and Sport".

The closing day, Škerbić also held the fourth workshop on four modules in the project: "Intentional Rule Breaking and Fair Play in Sport". The meeting of the co-ordinator of the participants was held on the last day, where all the dates of the following activities and mobility were established and agreed ways of implementing the project. The participants finally approached the evaluation of the whole event. After midday it was planned to go to the basketball match Jazina Arbanasi-Split (1st Basketball league of Croatia).

In an informal part, guests were offered a tourist tour of the city of Zadar and sports activities and a joint dinner in an authentic restaurant in the old part of Zadar.

In conclusion, this Training Event was exceptionally successful and productive because it helped all participants to introduce the project as well as how to implement it.

The project will continue with further activities, as agreed in Zadar. The next following meeting will be the Skype meeting in March, followed by a transnational meeting in Ljubljana in May 2018.

In Varaždin, 15.01.2018.

Report compiled by:

Matija Mato Škerbić


Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:28

1st Transnational Meeting

On 30th of November and 1st of December Electromechanical School Varaždin will be the host of the 1st Transnational Meeting of the Project.

Participants from four European countries will be presenting their institution, discussing and consulting on the project intellectual outputs, activities, finance and management of the Project.

Also, they will plan the next project training events, virtual meetings, communication, evaluation, and dissemination.

1st Transnational Meeting Agenda - Open 

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 (Project Manager)
  • Vlado Ščapec (Coordinator)
  • Ivana Bengeri Mikulić (Admin.fin.)
  • Maja Čop Andesilić
  • Nenad Kos
  • Barbara Golenja
  • Tobias Behloul
  • Marko Hlapčić
  • Aleksandra Rodeš
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