• Teaching and Learning Guidelines on Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training

The Project

Although in most European countries, physical education teachers and coaches work with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse groups, sport educators are not well-prepared to seize the opportunities presented by increasing diversity. Indeed, research indicates that many physical education teachers and coaches have not received formal training on working with diverse groups and lack professional competences in the area of intercultural education. Moreover, initial education (pre-service) and continuing professional development (in-service) do not provide physical education teachers and coaches with the necessary knowledge, skills, competences or tools to maximise the opportunities presented by diverse and intercultural groups.

In response, this toolkit provides current and future physical education teachers and coaches with an opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, competences and tools needed to deliver intercultural sport education sessions

The Network

The Handbook

The EDU:PACT Handbook is meant to be used by individuals training current and future physical education teachers or coaches. This handbook presents the basic thematic and theoretical building blocks for successful intercultural education in sport. As such, its contents can be used flexibly and adapted according to different groups and local needs. The content from this handbook is divided into four distinct units and can be used as the basis for modules or individual courses meant to train physical education teachers or coaches on the different components of intercultural education.

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The Interactive Toolkit

The Interactive Toolkit is divided into four units. These units expand on the handbook by including supplementary resources and interactive activities. Extra activities and resources are also included to help you use EDU:PACT in your local context.

Reflect - Connect - Apply

Right to Play's Methodology >

A key aspect of Right To Play’s methodology is the experiential learning cycle. This methodological approach has been integrated into the practical activities of each unit of this module handbook.

Unit 1

Understanding Yourself >

It is often said that when seeking to promote social change the best place to start is with oneself. However, what is the connection between understanding oneself and intercultural education? What can psychological and educational sciences teach us about personal and professional identities, emotional regulation and psychological well-being? This first unit will guide you along this inward journey as a first step in promoting intercultural education.

Unit 2

Understanding Others >

Understanding others is at the heart of promoting intercultural education, which is facilitated by processes related to personal leadership, communication and collaboration. This unit, therefore, focuses on specific techniques to enhance key elements of communication between people and how to apply yourself as a leader to create positive development with the enviornments and people you work with interact.

Unit 3

Planning and Delivering Intercultural Education Sessions >

After exploring the importance of understanding yourself and understanding others, this unit aims to prepare coaches and physical education teachers to plan effective programs designed to contribute to intercultural education. However, what key concepts are important to consider when designing such programs? Which educational goals should be established? How should coaches and physical education teachers deal with conflicts that may emerge when working with people of diverse backgrounds?

Unit 4

Monitoring and Evaluating Intercultural Education Sessions >

An essential component of designing and delivering intercultural education programs is monitoring and evaluation. However, how do you go about monitoring and evaluating the success of your program? How do you define a focal problem, set specific goals and develop relevant indicators? This unit seeks to answer these questions by giving coaches and physical education teachers the knowledge and tools to measure, improve and learn from their intercultural learning sessions.


Practical Resources >

Practical activities and additional resources to help you implement EDU:PACT
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