Sport As A Vehicle For Education

Hello sports fans across the globe, my column for this week is on Sport and Education, which is in tandem with development.
Education is central to the achievement of good management, and sport has a natural place in education, whether the approach used is formal, non-formal or informal.
In schools, physical education is a key component of a quality education and can be used to promote schooling among young people. Outside the classroom, sport is a ‘school for life’, teaching basic values and life skills, important for holistic development.
Sport is also a powerful vehicle for public education, while sporting events can effectively increase awareness and galvanize support and action around key issues.
Sport as a ‘school for life’ is an ideal school for life. The skills learned through play, physical education and sport are foundational to the holistic development of young people. These skills, such as cooperation and confidence, are essential for social cohesion and are carried throughout adult life.
Sport actively educates young people about the importance of certain key values, such as honesty, fair play, respect for self and others, and adherence to the rules and respect for their importance.
It provides a forum for them to learn how to cope with competition, not only how to lose but also how to win. Sport is a way to build understanding of the value of common bonds.
For example, one benefit of encouraging traditional games is that they emphasise the importance of diversity, contribute to inclusion and help people understand their own identity and those of others in a global world. Traditional sports and games are also usually less expensive in terms of facilities and equipment than common sports. This is just the analyses of how it is done in the western world.
Many modern resolutions fall under this heading. You should not set impossible standards, but you should constantly work on getting better:
Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake, in little things; and then proceed to greater heights.
Whatever you would make habitual, practice it; and if you would not make a thing habitual, do not practice it, but habituate each state to some new or develop the standard therein.
“The truth is that everyone can be devotees to cultivating the chief interest of commerce in sport, then the aim in life will be bright to the young generation.
Hope you enjoyed this edition? Do not drink too much alcohol so as not to get hangover okay.
Join me again for another edition, till then, have a nice day and poke in some goals.
Please, do send your reactions and suggestions to xmac4u@yahoo.com
Peter Ijeh,
ULc, BSs.


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