TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT SECTION 5 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS TEACHING VALUES125 Olympic Charter of the International Olympic Committee When National Olympic Committees are admitted to the Olympic Movement they take on the responsibility of promoting and teaching these values in their countries. Organising Committees for Olympic Winter and Summer Games are required to provide an Olympic education programme to accompany the Games. SLIDE # 6 ORGANISING A MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES / ORGANISING AN OLYMPIC DAY Planning Facilities ( Venues) Organising Competitions Planning Cultural Events and Training Helpers Taking Care of Athlete and Spectator Needs and Transportation Protecting the Environment The Toolkit provides stimulating values-based activities on all of these topics. Thus an integrated approach is possible. The culmination of an Olympic Values Education Programme could be an Olympic Day celebration for the school and community. SLIDE # 7 OLYMPIC VALUES EDUCATION IS " EDUCATION THROUGH OLYMPISM" integrating sport and physical activity with other subject areas. using Olympic sport, traditions and values as the context for teaching life values and life skills. SLIDE # 8 THE PURPOSES OF THE TOOLKIT to provide materials to help teachers, coaches, sports club and community leaders to enhance the physical and moral development of the children and young people, ages 8 – 18. to focus on HOW to present the educational values of Olympism consistent with current pedagogical practices. SLIDE # 8 ( A) THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES Background Information on the Olympic Movement Learning Activities for classroom presentation and small groups SLIDE # 8 ( B) TOPICS Section 1: Introduction to Olympic Values Education Section 2: Celebrating the Values Through Symbols and Ceremonies Section 3: Sharing the Values Through Sport and the Olympic Movement Section 4: The Five Educational Values of Olympism Section 5: Implementation Tools SLIDE # 8 ( C) METHODOLOGY OF THE TOOLKIT Learning is an active, not a passive, activity. People learn in different ways. Learning is both an individual and a cooperative activity. SLIDE # 9 ONE WORLD ONE DREAM – BEIJING 2008 Celebrating Universality Celebrating Humanity Celebrating Peace SLIDE # 10 THE FUTURE OF OLYMPIC EDUCATION Olympic Education is: Global Education Ethical Education Equal Opportunity Education Multicultural Education Balanced Education SLIDE # 11 CELEBRATING AN OLYMPIC DAY Each class or group represents a country Opening ceremony with guest of honour Physical activity and sport events Cultural and art displays Closing ceremony based on local celebrations SLIDE # 12 INSPIRE A DREAM Olympic education brings hope, inspiration and dreams of a better future to the youth of the world.
Below Iran 2005: More Olympic Day joy. 126TEACHING VALUES SECTION 5 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS WHY HOLD AN OLYMPIC DAY OR WEEK? To offer children and young people an opportunity to demonstrate effort in sport and physical activity, as well as in related areas such as art, music, etc. To engage the whole school and/ or community, in an event, based on the Olympic values, and emphasise co-operation, participation and fair play. To provide a culminating opportunity for cross- curricular activities in the school or community. To raise the profile of the school or organisation in the local community. Olympic Family, special guests and the local media will be invited to attend. ORGANISATION Select a date and time for the Olympic Day celebration.( Internationally, Olympic Day is celebrated on 23 June, the date that Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee). Select a coordinator for the overall Olympic Day activities. Select a planning committee. This should include a representative from the executive or administration, the teaching or coaching team, each curriculum area in a school and a local parent group. Appoint each member of the committee with a certain responsibility. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Logistics Select a range of events for the Olympic Day such as: athletic events, competitive and non- competitive games and team events. Ensure that all the children and youngsters are able to participate. Guarantee a means of communicating on the day with participants. Deal with all legal and insurance issues. Field Co- ordination– Determine the location and who will be responsible for each event. Planning for this should include: equipment, entries, schedule of events, officials and point tallies. Ceremonies– Decide what elements of the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies you wish to include.( See pages 26- 28.) Awards – Decide on categories for awards. Participation awards are recommended in addition to result awards. Decide how awards will be handed out, when and by whom. Public Relations– Invite guests such as the mayor, local athletes, governors, parents and press. Contact local radio and television stations, if possible, and newspapers. Support Services– Ensure there is a First Aid Station and nurse available on the day. Provide shaded areas and refreshments for participants and spectators. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR DIFFERENT SUBJECT AREAS Art – Design the banners to be used for each country at the Opening Ceremony. Design and produce medals and certificates to be used as awards. Construct posters and/ or banners to be used throughout the school or community. Design an emblem, a torch and mascots. English – Write a newspaper article reporting on the Olympic Day. Hold a poetry competition with the Olympic ideals as the topic. Mathematics– Create the results sheets for the Games. Assist in the judging of the competition. Discuss currencies and exchange rates of the different countries. Plan and then measure and lay out the field for various events and activities. Geography – Design a world map with all the Olympic host cities highlighted. Consider the countries that will be competing in your Olympic Day and compile a list of their capital cities and population. History– Make flags of the countries represented at the Games. Discuss their symbolism and what the colours represent. Prepare information sheets for the school about each of the countries. Modern Languages– Collect sporting photographs and give them captions in the target language. Choose one of the competing countries and conduct a ' mock interview' in the target language. Music– Compose a theme song for your Olympic Day. Study how music has been a part of the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games. Physical Education– Train for the events. Start a " Spirit of Olympism" programme. Highlight an Olympic athlete and discuss their sport and career. Science– Discuss the effect of science and technology on the changes in equipment over the years. Give examples of advances, for example pole vault poles, cycling footwear. Health– Discuss having a nutritious lunch for all the participants on Olympic Day. Discuss the prevention of dehydration during the day's events. Devise a fitness plan for all the participants to follow during the preparation for the day. OLYMPICDAYORWEEKIN THE SCHOOLOR COMMUNITY1 HOLDING AN OLYMPIC DAY OR WEEK IS A GREAT WAY OF PROMOTING THE VALUES OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT TO SCHOOLS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. 1 Adapted from British Olympic Association. 2006. " Olympic Day in the School." Online.