The aims and objectives of physical education and sports in general cover a wide array of physical, social and ethical concerns. The problem often lies in the lack of implementation of these aims in day-to-day practice. There is a need to share, describe and promote what “quality physical education” or what “a physically well educated person” is. Physical education and sport is still often an arena where violent and war-like language and images abound be it in everyday communication or through the media, where discrimination and stereotypes are common. And yet, physical education and sport have a potential, readily recognised in many places, for the promotion and development of values such as human rights, human dignity and cooperation as well as a constructive, respectful attitude to oneself and to others.
This training focused on the contribution of physical education and extra-curricular sports to personal development and these transversal aims of education. Twenty training units written and piloted by participants and edited by a team of experienced Pestalozzi trainers are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try out and adapt.