Sports and Physical Education

This lesson plan is a blend of creativity and application. Teaching by means of telling a story or using newspapers facilitates easy understanding of concepts such as safety and first aid.

The latest issue of Learning Curve focuses on 'sports in education' which explores topics ranging from the interpersonal and collaborative influences that sports have on children to the skills it develops, from the harsh realities about why people don't take up sporting careers to the challenges parents face while bringing up sporting kids, from questioning notions of competition in sports to detailing the power of a sporting mind, from examining the contribution of the RTE to revealing the NCF's take on sports education.

The aim of education should be to strive to produce multi-talented individuals. Education has to be broad enough to accommodate both curricular and extra-curricular syllabi so that children evolve into complete individuals. This article attempts to highlight the significance of extra-curricular activities in a student’s life.

In all schools, physical activities suffer from a lack of teacher involvement. This means that young people do not see many role models, even among their teachers. By engaging in Physical Education activities with students , a certain bond is built between the teacher and the student and these interactions are often a springboard for further inquiry into questions about self, relationships, behavior etc.

A sports class is a great forum for students to explore and express themselves, as it does not place certain external demands on them such as of exams or homework, yet deals with very sensitive issues. It gives the students a chance to exercise both the growing body and the growing mind. The possibilities of connecting the learning happening here with the rest of the curricula are immense. When engaged in a physical activity, one can be totally free from scores, competition and all the rest of it.

This book tells about how to make play environment by using low-cost techniques & recyclable materials, addressing the NCF guideline for "exploratory & joyous learning" for primary school children.


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