Presentation on theme: "Increasing the popularity of gymnastics in Australia"— Presentation transcript:
1 Increasing the popularity of gymnastics in Australia
2 Introduce gymnastics to core curriculum in Australia 1st StrategyIntroduce gymnastics to core curriculum in Australia
3 Set of school or college courses (Core Curriculum, 2010)(Your Dictionary, 2009)Core curriculumSet of school or college coursesSubjects considered essential to educationProvides necessary skillsCommon cultural knowledge
4 Participation encouraged through the curriculum Amezdroz et al, 2010 Primary SchoolsParticipation encouraged through the curriculumAmezdroz et al, 2010Page 495Ensures that children are introduced to the sport at a very young ageAmezdroz, et al, 2004Becomes a core element of an individual’s educationHelps shape who we are and what we are interested inPopularity increasesAs more children are exposed, it becomes more familiarBecomes socially acceptable within the school community
5 Sport and physical activity Secondary schoolsSport and physical activityis highly valued(Amezdroz et al, 2010).Page 495has formed an important part of some young people’s cultures(Amezdroz et al, 2010)is more likely to achieve valuable educational outcomes if these activities are taken seriously as learning experiencesPage 496Continue with the curriculumfurther shape and influence participation
6 Specific examples of strategies Compulsory sessions within school hoursBlock Training programsAfter or before hours for keen studentsMale and female coachesTeachers and parents to participate (role models)Outsides sources / professional gymnasts used at schoolTeams to compete against other schoolsTheory
7 Socialisation defined as Schools can play a powerful role in the socialisation of individuals into sport and physical activity(Amezdroz et al, 2010)Page 495Socialisation defined asis a process by which we learn and are taught to conform to existing norms and values(Amezdroz et al, 2010).Page 478“the process by which individuals learn to modify their behaviour to conform to what is considered ‘acceptable’ in their society. It includes learning the cultural attitudes, values and roles of society”(Amezdroz et al, 2004).
8 This means thatThrough the process of socialisation, gymnastics becomes a pivotal part of a child’s physical education and development(Amezdroz et al, 2004).It is about how individuals learn to conform to social norms and how to behave in accordance with our culture(Amezdroz et al, 2010).Page 478By introducing gymnastics into the curriculum for boys and girls, it will become acceptable in Australia for all genders and body shapes.It helps to develop positive values, attitudes and behaviours in relation to gymnastics.Gymnastics in schools can also provide opportunities to allow young people to meet adults who may become mentors in their livesPage 496Helps to change the mind set and gives students role models to look up to.
9 TASK ***NOTE*** Remember to personalise where possible Statement for first strategyDefine Core Curriculum / CurriculumDiscuss (with examples)Link to Socialisation (with example)***NOTE***Remember topersonalise where possiblesteer your argument towards gymnastics