Advantages Of Sport Education And The Challenges Of Sports Education

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Register to read the introduction… Whilst in regular Physical Education games generally culminate in a friendly match, Sport Education acknowledges that competitive sports have a proper set up. As a result a formal competition is run by the students themselves. The season incorporates matches as well as training sessions, but the focus is on competition. As the students have the chance to set their own goals, the outcome becomes much more significant (Siedentop, 1998). The method chosen by our Competition Organising Committee was Round Robin. It proved effective as it allowed everyone to play each other, as in other successful sporting competitions and gave each team a common goal. This could be easily achieved by Year 9 and 10 …show more content…
When applied to Year 9 or 10 students, there are a few potential issues. Firstly, there is the potential for distraction and a lack of focus. As most players will have previously experienced predominantly the command style end of the teaching spectrum, the added responsibility may be too much freedom. Whilst some will flourish from the increased role, some students may find this challenging, or ride on the coat tails of others. This highlights the importance of the teacher maintaining a strong presence in the class to keep students on track, and provide guidance and feedback (Siedentop, …show more content…
The increased responsibility allows the students to learn about all aspects of sport other than merely playing, and their benefits (Ennis, 1996). Due to the fact that they are given the opportunity to umpire and officiate games, this can help students to understand and develop respect for the tough job referees have, as well as appreciating the teacher’s position a lot more. Wahl-Alexander (2011) believes that the teacher becomes much more approachable as a result of Sport Education as the students increased role gives the teacher more time for

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