Tuesday, February 21, 2006

CASW Presentation 3, Thursday, February 2, 2006
Presenter: Mr. Joel
Facilitator: Ms. Kini

Context Of The Work Discussed: Standard 7 and 8 students' reflections on athletics through informal conversations with the teacher and self-assessment exercise.

Key Questions: Two key questions were asked:

* Why do students have immense interest in playing football and basketball?
* What can be done to create an equal interest in athletics?

The following suggestions were made by the participants and incorporated by the presenter at the CASW meeting:

The following reasons were articulated in respect of the first quetion:

* The students in Aditi are greatly influenced by the West/Europe, where the two sports are immensely popular. These being globally popular sports, have greater viewership and are easily accessible to all and sundry by means of media(print and electronic), internet, etc. As a result, many students have their rolemodels in many of the football and basketball players.
* Athletics was introduced in school two years ago, as a result of which students have not had much exposure to it and lack knowledge of the same.
* Football and basketball are sports that involve teamwork. there could be a possibility that students like playing sports that involve teamwork as they can collectively play and interact with their peers, than playing games where they play by themselves.

The following suggestions were made in respect of the second question:

* The Physical Education Department should organize competitive tournaments on a more frequent basis and give the students a target to work towards. In order to prepare the students for such tournaments, they should be engaged in more after-school practice sessions.
* Pass on to students interesting facts about the various facts about athletics and also show them movies based on it.
* Bring in rolemodels (well known/popular sports personalities) to speak to them.
* Help the students in exploring all athletics games, but give them the choice to play what they like.
* To adopt an inter-disciplinary approach by way of facilitating linkages between athletics and other subjects like physics, biology, etc.


Blogger Tara Kini said...

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7:25 PM

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