128TEACHING VALUES SECTION 5 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS A n organisation or school with a " Spirit of Olympism" culture supports the moral, social and physical development of children and young people by teaching the values of Olympism and setting expectations for positive, healthy behaviour by all participants – including adults. In a " Spirit of Olympism" culture, desirable behaviour is taught and reinforced. A proactive approach requires the following: commitment from the administration team- based implementation commonly defined behavioural expectations teaching behavioural expectations acknowledging and rewarding appropriate behaviour monitoring and correcting unacceptable behaviour parent/ guardian and community involvement BECOMING A " SPIRIT OF OLYMPISM" SCHOOL OR ORGANISATION Carry out a general assessment of your situation, including behavioural concerns in your school or organisation that might be improved with a " Spirit of Olympism" programme. Then implement the steps in the grid below to help you to move toward your vision of a " Spirit of Olympism" school or organisation. ' SPIRITOFOLYMPISM'IN YOUR SCHOOLOR ORGANISATION THIS PAGE WILL GIVE YOU TIPS AND IDEAS TO HELP CREATE A ' SPIRIT OF OLYMPISM' IN YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANISATION. TASKYESNOIN PROGRESS ( WHO'S RESPONSIBLE) Organise meetings/ workshops to secure approval of a long- term commitment to teaching the Olympic values by your executive, administration, teachers, coaches and other personnel. To give young people a sense of participation in this project, involve them in the decision- making. Write and implement a Spirit of Olympism Charter, specifying outcomes such as effort, fair play, respect, safety, excellence, positive learning environments, fun. Work with young people on the development of this Charter. Develop over time a support team to work in conjunction with the administration to resolve fair play- related issues. Plan " Spirit of Olympism" interventions and promotions, for example, programme launch events, announcements, email messages, contracts, school or club newsletter inserts, brochures, posters, a Spirit of Olympism sub- committee, awards, pre- game announcements. Place pennants/ banners/ posters in facilities to advertise the Spirit of Olympism programme. Recognise behaviour that demonstrates the Olympic values through positive affirmation, certificates and rewards. OUR IDEAS
TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT Our school/ organisation is a " Spirit of Olympism" organisation. The following educational values of Olympism support the objectives and learning outcomes of our organisation, and guide all of our activities: A. JOY OF EFFORT Young people develop and practise physical, behavioural and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, movement, games and sport. B. FAIR PLAY Fair play is a sporting concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning fair play behaviour in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair play behaviour in the community and in life. C. RESPECT FOR OTHERS When living in a multicultural world, learning to accept and respect diversity, and practise personal peaceful behaviours can promote peace and international understanding. D. PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE A focus on excellence can help young people to make positive, healthy choices, and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do. E. BALANCE BETWEEN BODY, WILL AND MIND Current research suggests that learning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind. We encourage daily physical activity. These values have to be taught and reinforced. We believe that positive behaviours develop when we all care about other people's feelings and concerns ( empathy), understand the right and decent ways to act ( conscience), maintain our self- control, respect and value others by treating them in a courteous and considerate way, and value justice and fairness. Because children and young people learn values by watching adults, everyone in our community, including our parents, should be responsible for modelling and reinforcing these values. Thank you for helping us. ' SPIRITOFOLYMPISM' INFORMATION HANDOUT SECTION 5 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS TEACHING VALUES129 USE THIS HANDOUT WHEN YOU WANT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE " SPIRIT OF OLYMPISM" PROGRAMME TO OLYMPIC FAMILY MEMBERS, EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND AUTHORITIES, TEACHERS, COACHES, PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS.