The 2nd Olympic and Paralympic Education Lesson-Building Workshop
Centre for Olympic Research & Education (CORE) held a workshop on lesson building for Olympic and Paralympic education on Friday, July 24 2015, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Jigoro Kano Memorial International Sport Institute.
In total, 52 teachers participated in the group work, including elementary, middle-school, high-school and university faculty as well as non-teacher participants far from Tokyo. In addition, 23 persons participated as observers.
1．Keynote Speech -Olympic and Paralympic Education toward 2020-
Prof. Hisashi Sanada, the director of CORE introduced the Olympic Values: Excellence, Friendship, Respect and Paralympic Values: Determination, Courage, Equality, Inspiration with athlete’s episodes. In addition, he mentioned the importance of “Joy of Effort”, “Mental Barrier-free”, “Cooperation with Moral Education and Culture programme for 2020 Tokyo and beyond.
2．Reports of Practices
1) Ms. Tamae Murakoshi, Vice‐principal of Takasago elementary school, Tokyo : left
2) Ms. Ayako Wakimoto, Teacher of Zuiko elementary school, Tokyo : center
3) Mr. Tatsuki Nagaoka, Teacher of Junior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba school, Tokyo : right
The 3 speakers shared practical examples of Olympic and Paralympic Education in their schools. Not only P.E classes, but also integrated studies and other special events could be rewarded as good practices. They promoted the understanding of people with impairment, awareness of Japanese and foreign culture, experiences of ancient Olympic Games etc.
3．Workshop and Presentation
After the reports, participants had a lesson-building workshop for creating Olympic and Paralympic Education. 10 groups presented their ideas as follows: Japanese.
Group 1：Welcoming Athletes
Group 2： 2020 Food Olympics
Group 3：Myogadani Olympics 2015
Group 4：Discover Japanese Culture
Group 5：How can you contribute for 2020?
Group 6：What I can do as 16 years old
Group 7: Let’s communicate with many people in the world
Group 8：The potential of Olympic and Paralympic Education
Group 9：Set the Olympic and Paralympic spirit in usual
Group 10：The issue of Fair Play
Prof. Hisashi Sanada mentioned the examples of GET SET programme in 2012 London and stated the importance of considering beyond 2020. In addition, he emphasized that we can add the Olympic and Paralympic values in usual school life.
The Coordinator Ms. Akiyo Miyazaki, the Associate Professor of University of Tsukuba indicated that the future of the workshop will be developed as the AWARD programme. It means that teachers would bring the practical examples and share with other schools.