Maidan Summit 2011 - DK Bedi, Apeejay School

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Presenting at Maidan Summit 2011, Mr DK Bedi shared his views on the delivery of sport and physical education in schools. From a school administrator’s perspective, he put forward his view that the Indian education system aims for an all-round personality development and child-centered education, but in reality there is more emphasis on academics, on exam results, which translates into a lack of participation in sports.

He said that sport makes a person physically, emotionally and mentally strong, adding that a sportsperson learns to accept failures and doesn’t give up. He also said that sport helps develop thinking skills, social skills and makes a balanced and strong person.

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Maidan Summit 2011 - DK Bedi, Apeejay School

  1. 1. WELCOME
  2. 2. Indian Education aims for‘all round personalitydevelopment’ and‘child centered education’.However, in practice there hasbeen over emphasis onacademics and particularly onexam results, even at Primarylevel.
  3. 3. As a resultsports in educationsuffered the most.
  4. 4. THERE REMAINS A BELIEF‘Padoge likhoge banoge Nawab, Kheloge kudoge hoge kharab.’
  5. 5. THE REQUIREMENT OF 21ST CENTURY• Thinking Skills• Problem Solving Skills• Social Skills• Working in a Team• Emotionally healthy, balanced and strong individual• Technology Savvy• Adaptable to change
  6. 6. Indian Education must respondto the changing times.
  7. 7. FAVORITELEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES OF CHILDREN
  8. 8. Boys love to playComputerGames and Chatting on the internet.
  9. 9. Girls loveto spendtime oninternetand mobile
  10. 10. Parents allowchildren to play tillthey reach middleschool. Thereafterthey insist thatchildren shouldpay attention onlyto school studies,private tuition andcoaching classes.
  11. 11. MYOBSERVATIONS
  12. 12. When only ACADEMICS wereemphasized and little time wasgiven to cultural and sportsactivities, the academicperformance of students was at itslowest.
  13. 13. As the number of cultural activities increased in the school academic performance became better.
  14. 14. With the increase in sports activities theacademic performance reached its peak.
  15. 15. • It was also observed that the students who excelled in sports at Primary level, also excelled in academics at Primary level and Senior level.• All the students who excelled in cultural activities at Primary level did not excel in academics at higher level.
  16. 16. WHY A SPORTS PERSON EXCELS IN ACADEMICS?• Their hormone (adrenaline) becomes more active.• The blood carries more oxygen to all the organs including brain.• The brain becomes a better processor of information and data.• The toxins of the body are eliminated through sweat.
  17. 17. WHY A SPORTS PERSON EXCELS IN ACADEMICS?(Contd.)• Their body resistance improves and they don’t fall sick often.• They become emotionally strong and face the challenges boldly.• They learn to share and work as a team.
  18. 18. TO SUM UP :Sports make a personphysically, emotionally andmentally strong. A sportsmanlearns to accept failures, doesn’tgive up, bounces back with zealand enthusiasm to compete.
  19. 19. SPORTS IMPROVES Self Self Confidence Self Esteem Discipline LeadershipTeamspirit Sense of Positive attitude Humour towards life
  20. 20. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS• For hyperactive students sports provide a legitimate outlet otherwise they may indulge in undesirable activities.• For a child who is less energetic, sports provide the necessary exercise to his muscles, rejuvenates the glands and hormonal system and also activates the metabolism.
  21. 21. SPORTS PROVIDE TOTAL EDUCATION• It helps in physical development,• It helps in intellectual development,• It makes children emotionally strong,• It develops their communication and social skills
  22. 22. In the absence of sportsA child is likely to become:-• Obese• Drug addict• Argumentative• Introvert• Lethargic• Undisciplined• Disobedient
  23. 23. Obese
  24. 24. DrugAddict
  25. 25. Argumentative
  26. 26. Introvert
  27. 27. SPORTS A CLEAR WINNERIn life, there are situations where we have toeither fight or quit.Ultimately, the fighter reaches the top but the onewho quits is left behind to clap and cheer for thesuccess of the fighter.Sports at Primary level develop the tendency tofight at a young age which is difficult to develop ata later stage.
  28. 28. The role of classteacher in teachingsports in PrimaryClasses
  29. 29. THE ROLE OF A CLASS TEACHER• Since sports are most important at the primary level therefore their class teacher who is their idol, plays a very important role.• The child worships, follows and emulates her. It is therefore necessary for her to take active part in sports so that she can be more effective role model.
  30. 30. THE ROLE OF A CLASS TEACHER (Contd.)Her participation not only keeps her fit,active and healthy but also helps inestablishing a stronger bond with the child.If you just teach, you have a strong bond.If you go for excursions, you have astronger bond.If you play with the child, you develop thestrongest bond which is for life.( This is applicable for parents as well ).
  31. 31. If you just teach, you have a strong bond.
  32. 32. If you go for excursions, you have a stronger bond.
  33. 33. If you play with the child, you develop the strongest bond which is for life
  34. 34. THE PERCEIVED PROBLEMIt appears that because of our culturaland social background a class/ subjectteacher thinks that she cannot teachPhysical Education.She thinks that neither she is physically fitnor she knows the rules and regulations ofgames, therefore, she would be a poorsports teacher.
  35. 35. EASY SOLUTIONS• From Sharon Kee and Carol Lukins we have learnt that it is possible that the teachers at primary level can easily be trained to teach physical education. A little help, a little training, a little guidance and a lot of encouragement is required.• Inspired by Sharon Kee and Carol Lukins and the initiative taken by The British Council ; Apeejay School, Pitampura, experimented with the idea of involving Primary teachers in Physical education in the academic session 2008-09.
  36. 36. ACTIVE SUPPORT OF BRITISH COUNCILThe British Council helped us intraining the teachers. It alsoprovided us the material. It alsoprovided us the PEC cards whichmade the task of teachers veryeasy and interesting.
  37. 37. RESULTS• The results were excellent. Class Teachers felt that they became physically fit, healthy and active. Their medical bills went down.• It was a happy break from the routine classes.• All children were involved in sports• The students were happy.
  38. 38. THE PROBLEMS FACEDInitially to change the mindsetof teachers,Arranging the time-table,Procuring material for theclasses
  39. 39. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTI thank British Council andMs Mona Shipley forselecting Apeejay School,Pitampura, for thisprogramme.
  40. 40. THANKS

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