Junior Cycle Sports Science

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  • This is not a forum to discuss the changes, as this has already taken place (Jan 2012). This is an information sharing process.I ask for your patience as the presentation paints a full pictureIf you have questions, please note them down and we can address them during our discussion
  • Quick read through…no need to dwell
  • Observation on how well PE fits into ALL of the key skills
  • Listed here are the three ‘Statements of Learning’ that refer to PE and this short course in particularAlso listed are the four strands which will be broken down more in the next slideStrand 1 focuses on building students’ understanding of and competence and confidence in different physical activities. Strand 2 builds students’ commitment to regular health-enhancing physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Strand 3 develops leadership and cooperation skills through team challenges and adventure activities. Strand 4 builds students’ understanding of artistic and aesthetic movement as they create and perform in a group for an audience.
  • In the first strand, Students choose three activities from the four offered, in addition to undertaking a culminating event in one of the chosen activities. Learning Outcomes are presented within each strand which paint a picture of what the learning experiences will look like
  • The NCCA are currently designing assessment templates, criteria and examplars for teachers
  • The NCCA are currently designing assessment templates, criteria and examplars for teachersSample of what is expected:In the strand one students must show improvement over the course of a particular programme (e.g. a self assessment sheet), they must take part in a culminating event and then write a reflection piece on the experience

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  • 1. Focus of this Presentation To provide you with a brief overview of the NCCA-developed “Physical Education Short Course” AIM The short course in Physical Education aims to develop skilful and creative participants who are confident and competent to perform in a range of activities. The course aims to build students’ appreciation of the importance of health-enhancing and inclusive physical activity and a commitment to it now and in the future.
  • 2. The Aims & Learning Experiences 1. Develop skilful and creative participants who are confident and competent to perform a range of activities 2. Build students appreciation of the importance of health enhancing and inclusive Physical Activity 3. A commitment to Physical Activity now and in the future.
  • 3. Key Skills Managing Myself Staying Well Communicating Being Creative Working With Others Managing Information and Thinking
  • 4. Physical Education – Short Course Draft Specification Statements of Learning The student is a confident and competent participant in physical activity and is motivated to be physically active. SOL12 The student takes action to safeguard and promote her/his wellbeing and that of others. SOL11 The student creates and presents artistic works and appreciates the process and skills involved. SOL4 Strand 1: Participation and Progression Strand 2: Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Strand 3: Adventure and Teamwork Strand 4: Creativity and Performance
  • 5. Physical Education – Short Course Draft Specification Participation and Progression Students learn about… Three of Athletic Activities Aquatics Divided court games Invasion games Culminating event Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Students learn about… Sports Science elements of Improving their fitness Tracking their physical activity patterns Analysing Movement Coaching techniques Adventure and Teamwork Creativity and Performance Students learn about… Orienteering Team challenges Students learn about… Creating a performance Recording your experience Performing
  • 6. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE To be Confirmed following representative association negotiations with DES Three tasks to be recorded in a portfolio, with both designed to collect evidence of students learning and progress 50% Performance Task 50% Personal PA Profile Students will gather evidence of students’ learning in Strands 1, 3 or 4. Strand 2 – Physical Activity Profile Students will develop: - A fitness profile based on their use of a range of measurement techniques - A six week physical activity programme designed to meet personal improvement goals - A physical activity profile around their lifestyle These three strands focus on students performance in the physical activities. Students and their teachers will choose one or two of the 3 as their ‘assessment task’
  • 7. Sample Course Assessment Example 1 1. Response to different game scenarios (practical) 2. Ability to adapt an activity to increase enjoyment and inclusion (from strand 1) ----------------1. Health – Related Fitness Profile: Take part in a 6 week programme 2. Activity Profile: Show how you enjoy and where you can participate (from strand 2) Example 2 1. Participation and Performace in 3 team challenges (from strand 2) --------------1. Health – Related Fitness Profile: Take part in a 6 week programme 2. Activity Profile: Show how you enjoy and where you can participate (from strand 2)