Robert Kirkland’s Indian Experience Introduction • Placement - Teacher Training Workshop – • “Sport for Holistic Development” 2) Research Project – “Background information of teachers”
An Indian Experience Teacher Training Workshops - Background Professional Background: Four years teaching Physical Education / Special Educational Needs in Government Schools One year work for NGO Right To Play on Thailand Tsunami Project with responsibilities for the professional development of 250+ teachers in the use of sport and play for the holistic development of children aged 3-18.
An Indian Experience Teacher Training Workshops - Content • The Teacher Training Workshops aims to create and provide: • Understanding and awareness of the importance of sport and play for the holistic development of children. (mentally, physically, emotionally, socially) • Understanding and awareness of the values that sport and play develop such as; self-confidence, problem solving skills, concentration, respect, working together. • Experience through either demonstration, participation or actually teaching the activities and games that allow children to learn the important values for holistic development. E.g Cats and Dogs – concentration, attention, reaction, large muscle movement. • Logistics • Discussions with school owners about teacher training workshops • Numbers of teachers, date, time, facilities. • Confirmation – problematic to say the least!!! • Delivery.
An Indian Experience Teacher Training Workshops - New Little Scholars School • Specifics • 18 Teachers • Large classroom • 2 hours • Teachers participated in games • Results • To many teachers • Mixed interested levels • Slow / Limited amount of time • Understanding of concepts • Requested more training opportunities • Owners not convinced.
An Indian Experience Teacher Training Workshops – M.A. Ideal School • Specifics • 3 Teachers • 16 children • Basement of building • 3 hours • I demonstrated games then the teachers delivered. • Results • Pupils to teach very good idea • Two amazing teachers • Highly interested, enthused, • Complete understanding of concepts • Requested more training opportunities • Owners complete interest/support.
An Indian Experience Teacher Training Workshops – Suryateja High School • Specifics • Whole School • Two outside spaces • 3 hours • Teachers observed games • I returned one week later and teacher taught a game • Results • Children take time to fully engage. • Teachers extremely shy • Children requesting games • One teacher completely engaged • Growing understanding of concepts • Requested more training opportunities • Owners interested /.support
An Indian Experience Self Organized Sport • Street Cricket • No instructions from adults • Self officiating • Makeshift equipment • Peer to Peer Learning • Group work • Replicating role models • Learning by doing • Self development
An Indian Experience Research Project – Objective findings The aim of the research project was to collect background information on teachers from private schools. The data was collected by use of questionnaire.. A total of 57 teachers who took part in the questionnaire, from New Little Scholars School, MA Ideal School and Suryateja High School
An Indian Experience Research Project – Objective findings This shows that most teachers are aged between 20-30. “Age comes to the body, not the soul”
An Indian Experience Research Project – Objective findings This clearly shows that a high frequency of teachers attended private unaided schools like they work in now.
An Indian Experience Research Project – Objective findings Almost 3 / 4 of the teachers researched do not have a recognised trained teachers certificate.
An Indian Experience Research Project – Objective findings 45 of the 57 teachers questioned had been teaching less than 10 years. Many teachers questioned were actually in their first year of teaching.