Values-based teaching and learning

Learning about F4P on the football fieldTrainee teachers on our physical education PGCE were introduced to the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football for Peace (F4P) programme as part of their induction.

They were shown how to apply the F4P methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to promote values-based teaching and learning in physical education. Trainees were also shown how the personal, social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of pupils can be addressed through a values-based approach to education and thus contributing to the holistic education of pupils.

The F4P curriculum and associated teaching resources emphasises a holistic approach to the education of trainers and young people through a specific pedagogical model designed to promote emotional well-being, personal development and responsible citizenship.

Co-Founder and Deputy Director of Football 4 Peace, Dr Gary Stidder said: ” “The key emphasis of the values-based model is the teaching and practical application of values such as neutrality; equity and inclusion; respect; trust; and responsibility. This approach to teaching physical education is designed to be flexible and can be used to help resolve conflict, promote community reconciliation, develop inter-personal skills, build cultural bridges and develop positive relationships among young people.

“The learning processes are essentially practical, enquiry-based and pupil-orientated and a powerful vehicle through which to address objectives in physical, personal and social education. A variety of physical activities, chiefly non-competitive, which offer alternate avenues for pupil achievement and attainment are part of the methodology which focuses on preparing young people to meet any challenges they may face in life as well help them to form positive relationships both in and out of the school environment.”

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