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Physical Education as an integral part of the general education process contributes to an individual’s awareness and understanding of the elements and dimensions of movement and forms the basis for the learning of sport skills. Sport, on the other hand, is viewed as a vehicle for the enhancement of fundamental motor skills and the development of complex skills learnt through a properly structured Physical Education and Sport programme. It is governed by formal or informal rules that involve competition and may be pursued for recreation or reward while promoting healthy lifestyle practices. Sport is recognised as an instrument for the promotion of peace and understanding. Consequently many local, regional and international sporting bodies have embraced shared values through sport.
The study of CAPE Physical Education and Sport, therefore, will allow students to be exposed to an essential and integral component of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. This should improve the quality of life and provide a multifaceted approach to solving cultural, emotional and social issues. Students will also be aware of the importance of equipping Caribbean persons with the knowledge, skills and competencies to undertake and sustain the development of the rapidly evolving sporting
This syllabus aims to:
- Reinforce the knowledge, skills and values for the enhancement of performance in a wide range of movement and sport experiences
- Promote optimal health and wellness through an understanding of healthy lifestyle practices and regular participation in physical activities
- Provide a multifaceted approach to solving cultural, emotional and social issues
- Develop the capacity for critical and creative thinking, technical competence, problem solving, leadership and cooperative behaviours through authentic learning experiences
- Develop an appreciation of the importance of Physical Education and Sport in providing multiple pathways to employment and further education
- Integrate information, communication and technological (ICT) tools and skills
CAPE Physical Education and Sport: Unit 1 SBA
MODULE 1: Functional Anatomy and Training Theory On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the roles of body systems in the production of movement; 2. understand how the body is prepared for optimal physical performance; 3. know the relationship between lifestyle and health; 4. understand the processes of fitness assessment and exercise prescription; 5. appreciate the role of nutrition in fitness and sport performance.
- Describe the role of body systems in the production of movement
- Discuss the importance of the endocrine system in regulating performance
- Explain the relationship among nutrition, the energy systems and sport performance
- Discuss the components of fitness
- Evaluate methods of monitoring fitness
- Design programmes to improve performance
MODULE 2: Sociological Aspects of Sport On completion of this Module students should: 1. appreciate the value of sport and its impact on communities; 2. be cognisant of the role of sociological theory in understanding sport; 3. know the values of Olympism and its impact on sport; 4. be aware of the sociological issues related to physical education and sport; 5. appreciate the social significance of sport.
MODULE 3: Sport Psychology On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the theories of motivation in sport with a focus on the Caribbean context; 2. be aware of the relationship between arousal and performance; 3. know the factors that affect motor skills learning; 4. appreciate the importance of effective leadership in sport; 5. be aware of ethical issues in sport.
- Discuss the nature of psychology as related to sport
- Apply major theories of motivation
- Discuss the relationship between arousal/activation and performance
- Discuss the relationship between learning and performance
- Explain the importance of effective leadership
- Discuss the effects of group dynamics on sport performance
- Discuss the role of sport in moral development