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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 sector.
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 2 SBA
MODULE 1: Biomechanics On completion of this Module, students should: 1. know the basic principles of sports biomechanics and appreciate the role of biomechanics in the evaluation and improvement of performance in sport; 2. appreciate the role of biomechanics in the production of movement; 3. understand the forces operating on the human body in stillness and motion and be aware of the relationship between force and sport performance; 4. know the factors that affect motor skills development and production including projectiles;
- Explain the utility and roles of biomechanics in the context of sport
- Describe the statics in biomechanics
- Discuss the relationship among forces acting on the moving body
- Discuss the concept of energy
- Describe the principles of motion relevant to sports
- Apply the principles of force and motion to specific movements in sport
MODULE 2: Sport Management On completion of this Module students should: 1. understand the key concepts and major theoretical frameworks of Sport Management and Human Resource Management; 2. understand the key elements of financial management of sport referencing specific models 3. be aware of the role of marketing as a tool that is used to link a sporting organisation’s mission to achievement of its goals; 4. be aware of the legal ramifications of sport management and its impact on the institution of sport; 5. appreciate the value of ethics to sport management.
- Discuss the key elements of management and leadership as they relate to sport management
- Create budgets and financials for sporting events and organisations
- Evaluate the contribution of sport to the economy
- Devise strategic marketing plans related to sporting events
- Evaluate the legal issues in sport
- Discuss ethical issues in Sport Management
- Discuss the principles of facilities management
MODULE 3: Technology and Innovation On completion of this Module students should: 1. be aware of the development of technology and how it has been used to advance sport as a consumer driven activity; 2. examine the tools associated with technology and how they can be used to improve performance and provide feedback in sport; 3. explore the role of traditional, non-traditional and Social Media as means by which sport is being promoted and delivered to the general audience; 4. demonstrate how technology can be used to encourage innovation in sport.
- Discuss the historical development of the use of technology in sport
- State the methods used to disseminate sport information to target markets
- Discuss the use of the technological tools available for training and performance in sport
- Describe how technology is used to enhance the various aspects of sport event management
- Discuss the use of social media in sport