- To develop Sport Education (Siedentop, 1994) courseware for University Required & Elective Physical Education Programmes;
- To promote the concept of physical literacy and develop CUHK students to be more physically literate and thus more physically active;
- To enhance innovation and design abilities of students;
- To promote global citizenship and entrepreneurial mindset of students; and
- To facilitate professional development of PE lecturers.
Major deliverables of the project:
- Staff development workshop
- Sport Education courseware
- An e-booklet for lecturers
Staff development workshop
- Pre-intervention: experience how to plan and teach the PE courses through the Sport Education model. Provide resources for specific activity plans.
- Post-intervention: share good practice and discuss advantages and challenges on the teaching and learning process.
Sport education curriculum model
- Sport Education (Siedentop, 1994) is a curriculum and instructional model that is designed to provide students with more authentic sport experiences in physical education. The model replicates many of the positive aspects of youth sport with the unit structure having features such as seasons, persistent teams and affiliation, formal competition, record keeping, culminating events and festivity to achieve the authenticity of experience. Students can have equal opportunity to participate in every lesson with the progression from drills to modified games and finally competitions. In addition to playing roles, students work together and are assigned specific sport-related roles such as coaches, officials, equipment organizers and warm-up exercise leaders. Team success is dependent on the fulfillment of these specific role responsibilities as they progress through the sport season.
- Courseware which includes teaching season plans and materials
- How to develop the model over multiple seasons
- Evaluation on the effect of the sport education curriculum on students’ perceived physical literacy and physical activity levels
The project aims to develop Sport Education (SE) courseware for University Required & Elective Physical Education Programmes; to promote the concept of physical literacy and develop CUHK students to be more physically literate and thus more physically active; to enhance innovation and design abilities of students; to promote global citizenship and entrepreneurial mindset of students; and to facilitate professional development of PE lecturers.
Activities, process and outcomes
A staff workshop on SE was conducted. The SE courseware of different sports was established. The SE seasons in PE curriculum and the pre- and post-test survey and focus group were implemented. SE has been associated with greater development of physical literacy. In this way, students can obtain a greater depth on skills and knowledge of their chosen PE course through a cooperative and communicative environment.
Deliverables and evaluation
The SE courseware of handball, badminton, basketball, physical conditioning, swimming, volleyball and Woodball; and an e-booklet were delivered. SE curriculum increased students’ physical activity level, perceived physical literacy and motivation during lessons.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
A presentation was conducted at the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. This project developed Sport Education curriculum which could serve as a reference for other universities and secondary schools in Hong Kong.