Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education

MacPhail, Ann, Kirk, David and Kinchin, Gary D. (2004) Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 23 2: 106-122.

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Author MacPhail, Ann
Kirk, David
Kinchin, Gary D.
Title Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Physical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0273-5024
Publication date 2004-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 106
End page 122
Total pages 17
Place of publication Champaign, IL, U.S.A.
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Language eng
Subject 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Abstract The development of feelings of identity, the sense of belonging to a team, and the growth of social skills are experiences that sport, if properly conducted, is well placed to offer (Siedentop, 1994). Evidence suggests that some characteristics of traditional, multiactivity forms of physical education work against realizing these goals (Locke, 1992). Siedentop's Sport Education (SE) model is one attempt to overcome this shortcoming by recasting units as seasons and maintaining persisting groups as teams throughout the season. Extended units intended to foster team affiliation while promoting affective and social development are common objectives in physical education. We report on a 16-week SE unit that includes over 70 Year-5 students (9- to 10-year-olds) from one UK school. Our findings show that the opportunity to become affiliated with a team was an attractive feature of the pupils' physical education experience and that, under the framework of SE, there was an obvious investment made by the Year-5 Forest Gate students in relation to their sense of identity and involvement as members of a persisting group.
Keyword Sport Education
team affiliation
persisting groups
Q-Index Code C1

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