Promoting inclusion through Ballgames

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This training resource deals with Ballgames as the means to develop cooperation skills among learners and include Human Rights education in physical lessons. Winning and scoring are, in most cases, the essence of competitive sports. However, the basic principles of Human Rights such as respect, fair-play and inclusion are often ignored or even violated. This training unit shows teachers and trainers techniques to counterbalance these drawbacks and inspire students for a more inclusive and respectful way of playing. Following this, the participants get acquainted with the principles of rebound games.

The training unit assists participants in deepening their understanding of ways of promoting Human Rights in Physical education, in reflecting upon their own lessons and in developing skills by creating inclusive games.

The resource can be used by teachers and trainers of physical education. Learning is provided with methods and techniques such as brainstorming, cooperative work and experiential learning.

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To cite this resource: Jenssen, R. A. (2015). Promoting Inclusion through Ballgames. In Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme Training Units.