A Global Anti-Doping Resource Kit for Teachers

Global Anti-Doping Resource Kit for Teachers: Background

According to the call for proposals for this project (see document on World Anti-Doping Agency website):

"In November 2012 the World Anti‐Doping Agency (WADA) presented at the World Conference for Sport, Culture and Education in Amsterdam. As a part of this presentation WADA indicated the need for stakeholders to start thinking about working together to be more effective in our common goal of providing values‐based education.

Based on what was presented by the majority of speakers at the conference and as contained in the Amsterdam Declaration, it was very apparent that several stakeholders have an interest in injecting their messages into school curricula, as an effective means of reaching young people.

It was also apparent that the main messages are focused around basic values and instilling moral guidance for young people. However, in the context of schools in almost all parts of the world struggling with over‐crowded curricula, especially in high/secondary schools, it seems sensible to avoid sport organisations competing for scarce curriculum space. This is the primary reason that the World Anti‐Doping Agency (WADA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE – which played a leading role in the initiation of this project) and the International Fair Play Committee (IFPC) agreed to convene a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing one resource kit, tailored to provide teachers with tools to deliver what is required of them within their own systems, and that could incorporate common and individual messages" . 

Aims and project team

Our aim is to develop and pilot a resource kit which can support high school teachers in the promotion of values-based curricula, oriented to support positive youth development through physical education and sport.

Methods employed for the resource kit development will be constituted by: a) literature searching and reviewing; b) critical review of values-based educational experiences in a selected number of countries in the different continents; c) online meetings and in presence meetings of the working group members to share ideas, to verify hypothesis, to adapt contents to the different cultural backgrounds and to analyse pros and cons of the developed instruments; d) two rounds to review materials and instruments by using the Suitability Assessment of Materials instrument (SAM, Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996); e) a round to check the usability of the developed materials in some selected high schools in different countries.

The project team consists of:

  • Dr. Atillio Carraro – University of Padua
  • Prof. Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck, Sport Sciences Centre, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Dr. Fiona C. Chambers, School of Education, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Dr. Catherine Elliot, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Dr. Erica Gobbi, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
  • Prof. Márcia Greguol, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Londrina, Brazil
  • Prof. Doune Macdonald, School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Dr. Jaimie M. McMullen, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Dr. Orla Murphy, School of English University College Cork, Ireland
  • Prof. Piero Pavan, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua
  • Prof. Amy Sau-ching, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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