To what extent should we foster competition in our Physical Education programs? Should educators bypass traditional competitive sports like soccer and football to make way for yoga and recreational dance? According to John Steele, chief executive of the of the UK Youth Sport Trust, “competition is not a dirty word.” Steele argues that teacher should not be afraid of educating children about winning and loosing.
What are your thoughts on competition in Physical Education programs?
For more reading on competition in PE see: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6356569
Here is another great article on Competition and Fair Play by Ellen Singleton: