Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching, and Training (EDU-PACT)

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Abstract

Objective
EDU-PACT is an Erasmus+ funded project aiming at improving the quality of pre-service and in- service education strengthening the professional profile of both sport related teaching, professions preparing teachers and coaches for inclusive intercultural education in and through physical education and sport.
The second work package of the project aimed at identifying best available knowledge and generate expert-practice input related to the field of intercultural learning through physical activity and sport. Knowledge obtained in the second work package will be used as a basis for the next work package where educational modules will be developed to guide PE teachers and sports coaches in tackling the intercultural challenges and opportunities.

Methods
Each participating project partner conducted a national need-analysis in order to obtain knowledge on intercultural learning through physical activity and sport – from an academic perspective, PE teacher perspective and sports coach perspective. All national needs-analyses are currently being collected and compared in order to identify recommendations for the next project steps.
Further, a rapid evidence analysis was conducted in order to scope the scientific literature and thereby obtain knowledge on the area.

Results
At the moment, the project needs analysis is at its final stage. The recommendations based on the collected needs-analysis and the rapid evidence analysis will be presented at the conference.
Preliminary results indicate, that both school and sports clubs serve as ideal settings for inclusive intercultural education through physical activity. However, sports clubs are extraordinary in the way that it gives refugees the opportunity to connect to society, give something back by volunteering and to be active. However, alternative sporting activities might be most suitable to get everyone involved.

Conclusion
The modules are going to be available as an online tool to be used in various settings – however, primarily targeting PE teachers and sports coaches. For PE teachers or sports coaches working with children and youth with diverse ethnical backgrounds, the modules will help improve the intercultural education through physical education and sports activities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventISBNPA: Annual conference - Prag, Czech Republic
Duration: 4. Jun 20197. Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceISBNPA
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrag
Period04/06/201907/06/2019

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