TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT A school or community sport group has a large group of young people from another country who are refugees. During class time, there is good interaction between all the children/ young people, but during the break, the refugee children/ young people play separately from everyone else. Role play this situation. How could someone ( from either group) initiate contact with the other group on the playground or in the gymnasium? Margarita is a girl who comes from a different race from the other people in the class or on her team. They think that she is strange and they are constantly teasing her and calling her names. Role play a situation where someone tries to make friends with Margarita. Sibongila is a new immigrant to the country. She doesn't understand much about the culture of her new country, and is learning the language. When she is talking with other children/ young people they often laugh at her because of how she speaks or what she says. Role play a situation where a teacher overhears one of these conversations. Fatima belongs to a different religion from the other learners. She wears special clothing because of her religion, and is not able to participate in some of the activities. She feels very lonely. As a result, she finds it hard to concentrate on her work and the teacher/ coach gets upset with her. Role play a situation where someone – a young person or the teacher/ coach, tries to make friends with her. Vladimir has to use a wheelchair to get around because of a childhood disease. He tries very hard to participate in all of the activities that other learners enjoy, but he has many difficulties. A group of boys often makes fun of how he looks when they see him. Role play an interaction between Vladimir, the group of boys and some of Vladimir's friends. Tika is overweight. Every day some people corner him in the hallway of the school or in the gymnasium, and tease him by pushing him around and calling him " Stupid." When teachers see this, they only say something like " Hey, you guys. Leave him alone." Role play an encounter like this where someone tries to help Tika. BelowTaking part in role plays help us understand other people's feelings. HUMANRIGHTS ROLEPLAYS SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM TEACHING VALUES97 IN THIS ACTIVITY, GROUPS OF LEARNERS WILL ROLE PLAY AND THEN DISCUSS SOME OF THE SITUATIONS BELOW.
98TEACHING VALUES SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM COMMON CAUSES OF CONFLICT Individual needs are not being met. Power is not distributed equally. Communication is not effective or is non- existent. Values or priorities are different. The perception or understanding of a situation is different. Racism or discrimination is tolerated. SYSTEMS WHEEL14 Sometimes it is necessary to help learners to identify the many different factors involved in a situation or issue, and to consider the consequences of different courses of action. Use a progressively expanding " systems diagram" to help learners diagram these factors and consider alternative actions to solve the problem. One topic could be " Conflict in Our Club or School." TIMEOUT! USE THESE TOOLS TO HELP RESOLVE CONFLICT SITUATIONS. WHEN A LEARNER LOSES HER OR HIS SELF- CONTROL OR BEHAVES UNFAIRLY, OR WHEN THERE IS A CONFLICT, THE TWO ANTAGONISTS GO TO A " LISTENING BENCH" AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN THE BALL. ISSUE BB BB AA AA Below A action Bconsequence 14 Campbell, L., Campbell, B. and Dickenson, D. ( 1996). Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences, Second Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, p. 178.