Sport Education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education


MacPhail, Ann, Kirk, David and Kinchin, Gary (2002) Sport Education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education.

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The development of feelings of identity, belonging to a team and the growth of social skills are experiences that sport, properly conducted, is well placed to offer (Siedentop, 1994). Ironically, the multi-activity characteristics of many physical education programmes (Locke, 1992) works against realising these goals. Siedentop's Sport Education (SE) model is one attempt to overcome this shortcoming by recasting units as seasons and maintaining 'persisting groups' as teams throughout the season. The inclusion of extended units is intended to foster team affiliation while promoting affective and social development objectives common to physical education. This paper reports on a sixteen week SE unit with just over 70 Year 5 students (9 to 10 year olds) in one UK school during the spring and summer terms of 2001 and discusses the notion of team affiliation. Related issues include relations to others, communication with peers, investing in the team and working together. SE’s application in primary school and within the National Curriculum Physical Education is raised.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: sport education, affiliation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 18786
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18786

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