Objective Learning to become competent, literate, and enthusiastic sportspersons.
Key Features Seasons Affiliation Formal Competition
Key Features Culminating event Record Keeping Festivity
Roles What are some roles you can think of and why would you include each?
General Characteristics Primary objective is to become skilled sports participants and sport persons. Class structure includes: seasons, team affiliation, formal competition, record keeping, and a culminating event. The experience students gain in class is similar to interscholastic sports except on a smaller scale. Students assume roles for their team such as: captain, coach, manager, commentator, equity officer, strength and conditioning trainer, umpire/official, statistician. To provide a sport-like experience, seasons are used rather than units. Seasons are usually longer than a typical unit.
Rationale Cultural role of sport: Sport is an important part of our culture, thus important to todays students. Sportsmanship: Emphasizing good sport and good sports-people is central to our mission. Application of K: Instead of skills taught in isolation, they are applied in a game setting.
Strengths Reduced marginalization: Especially among lower skilled players and girls. Value of competition: Implemented correctly, competition has educational value. Affective skills: St. learn responsibility, interdependency and benefits of membership. Socialization: St. learn how to be part of a team, having others depend on them.
Weaknesses Win at all costs mentality: Watch out for overemphasis on this Equal ability teams: Care must be taken to select appropriate teams of equal ability Intensive planning: Must plan to incorporate all roles, develop practice folders