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SHAPE: Promoting a holistic education of young people through sport
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Sport plays an essential role in the personal development of young people, not only by the importance of physical training in itself, but also as a source of their physical, social and emotional health. We can consider sports have also a great educational impact, changes can be seen as motor skills development and performance. This shows the positive relationship between being involved in physical activities and psychosocial development. There is a core of evidences that shows us the big positive effects of sport and exercise on physical health, growth and individual development, but sport and physical activity have also positive benefits on education. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn about the importance of key skills such as: team work, entrepreneurship, resilience Objectives: • Use sport as a means to deliver educational messages to participants • Improve the learning performance of children and young people, encouraging them an European citizenship and a desire to succeed academically • Lay the groundwork to prepare individuals for competitive life, understanding the defeat as a learning process and victory as a result of the effort, all through fostering cooperation and group dynamics, understanding the role of each one in the group • Implement quality,innovation and creativity in sports training "sport teachers and sports trainers' competences are seen as critical success factor" the project tries to determine how to develop effective sports training (including initial teacher/sports trainer training), the key question is “how best to equip teachers/sport trainers with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to implement sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals ”. The project tries to implement in youth an active European citizenship as means of employment opportunities and development of sporting and social skills; through the project activities the consortium will remark the importance of sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals, providing young people opportunities to know other cultures and development of sporting and social skills. The project will reinforce the cooperation with partners from other countries, other fields of education, training and youth. The project is also adressed to enhance the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and youth fields specially in all related to sports and will develop and implement sport training and educational modules (high quality), produce a manual with practice examples and the organisation of sports events. The project fits with Europe 2020 strategy acknowledges: a fundamental transformation of education and training is needed to address the new skills and competences that will be required in Europe.
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