“Bulgarian sports Development Association” conducted training with a test group of students for the application of the methodology “Education through Sport” to prevent and combat violence and aggression in the school environment. Methodology “Education through Sport” is an innovative for Bulgaria, developed by specialists from all over Europe in 2013. These educational tools are used in a number of European countries, aim to overcome a number of problems in society as a lack of communication, basic human rights and freedoms, limiting diviantni behaviors such as aggression and violence, enhancing teamwork and a sense of social belonging.
In November 2014, BSDA hosted the international training for youth workers on the project “Sport values for a better Europe”, which trained 29 experts from different countries to use “Education through Sport” in their daily work. As one of the final events on the project, BSDA team is working on the promotion and implementation of the methodology and held this training of a test group of 20 children. The event was delivered on February 17, 2015 in Sofia 109 “Hristo Smirnenski” school and was conducted by Joanna Dochevska – Chairman of the BSDA , Ivaylo Zdravkov – Member of the Board of BSDA, Delyana Martynova – volunteer in BSDA and Dimitar Dudulov – sports club “Achilles”, host of the training session.
During the sessions, the children were placed in different game situations, which provided them with the opportunity to realize a need for a different approach against violence, instruments for anti-aggression, values of respect for others and empathy. Participants received certificates to remind them always to be tolerant and to continue learn new things. Assessment of the group was more than excellent and was sent a request to conduct more training of this type in which they are learning while having fun and at the same time they are active and moving.
“Bulgarian sports development association” hosted an international education project “Sports Values for a better Europe.” Project aims to communicate the importance of sport as an educational tool to promote social inclusion.
During the eight days of training, 29 participants from 9 countries were introduced to the values of society, found their personal values and the values in sport. The period in which they had in Bulgaria, they also learned how to train young people and children through specialized methodology Sports “Education through Sport“. Part of sports sessions were held in the new multi-purpose sports hall “Overgaz arena” and some of the practical sessions are open spaces, making them available to conduct in any environment.
Participants had the opportunity for theoretical sessions and the opportunity to try the exercises themselves, which in the future can be used in sports practice as coaches and youth workers. Methodology “Education through Sport” aims to add value to informal learning and offer an option in which students acquire knowledge about the mind through physical activity.
During their stay, the international delegation held official meetings at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski” which was adopted by Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Izov who briefed them on the activities and capabilities of the Academy in the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of sport, physical education and kinesitherapy. After the presentation they visited the Centre for Scientific Researches and Applied Sport Science, sports halls and facilities, as well as different types of courses that NSA supports, a few of them tried their skills on the hall wall climbing.
The group was received by the official Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Kalin Kamenov, who met with the participants in the international project at the Museum of Sport National Stadium “Vasil Levski”. Guests were introduced to the sports history of Bulgaria and had the unique opportunity to be photographed next to the gloves of Kubrat Pulev who welcomed them as Deputy Minister Kamenov after 10 days it will be the next world champion.
In the afternoon participants attended the presentation and exercises at Swimming pool of NSA. There they witnessed the work of professionals and students in “Adapted Physical Activity and Sport” with children and young people with special needs.
The training, which took place in the period 01 – Nov. 8, 2014 attended by representatives of nine countries: Bulgaria, UK – Scotland, Spain, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Italy, Turkey, the total number of participants is 29.
International trainers who conduct training gave an excellent assessment of the organization of the event, of the level of the participants, the conditions for the training and the opportunity to present the methodology “Education through Sport” in Bulgaria, which gives a new perspective of informal learning.
Training course is funded by the program “Erasmus +” to meet one of the priorities of the “Bulgarian sports development association” in 2014 – namely, promoting the methodology locally.
Short video of the eight days of training, you can see here: http://vbox7.com/play:9dbedffde7
“Bulgarian sports development association“ hosts international training project “Sports Values for a better Europe.” Project aims to communicate the importance of sport as an educational tool to promote social inclusion.
The training, which will be held from 1 to 8 November 2014 and will be attended by representatives of nine countries: Bulgaria, UK – Scotland, Spain, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Italy, Turkey, with total number of participants 29. The methodology “Education through Sport” aims to add value to informal learning and offer an option in which participants in this king of NFE sessions acquire knowledge about the mind through physical activity.
In the first two days of training, participants were able to familiarize themselves with the values of sport and how to teach young people of values through specialized methodology of sports games. Part of sports sessions were held in the new multi-purpose sports hall “Overgaz arena” and some of the practical sessions are open spaces, making the sessions available to conduct in any environment. Participants had the opportunity for theoretical sessions and the opportunity to try the exercises themselves, which in the future can be used in sports practice as coaches and youth workers.
International trainers who conduct the training provided an excellent assessment of the organization until the moment, of the level of the participants, the conditions for the training and the opportunity to present the methodology “Education through Sport” in Bulgaria, which gives a new perspective of informal learning.
Training course is the implementation of one of the priorities of the “Bulgarian sports development association” in 2014 – namely, promoting the methodology locally.
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Let’s share a bit more about who they are:
Current job: Fill My Value Backpack – Founder
Method: Non Formal Education through Sport/Sport as a tool for social development
Previous jobs: International Sport and Culture Association, Universal Connections, Clubs for Young People Scotland
Education: University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Mission: Physical activity is essential for developing physical, mental, emotional and social skills in a young person’s life. Through participation young people develop knowledge, understanding and basic skills that promote and encourage personal and cultural values in their daily lives whilst understanding the benefits of sport and physical activity.
Current job: Sports Development Officer at North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd
Previous jobs: North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, North Lanarkshire Council, Anderson precision gears
Education: University of Strathclyde
Summary: Sports Development Officer, Trainer, Volunteer, Coach and life long learner!
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“Sport values for better Europe” is a Training Course (TC) that will deal with the importance of Sport as an educational tool for promoting social inclusion. The project is funded within “Erasmus+” programme with reference number: 2014-1-BG01-KA105-000524
This TC will be held in Bulgaria.
Duration: 6 full working days activities, July 12-19 July 2014.
The 9 countries involved in the project are the following: Bulgaria, UK – Scotland, Spain, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Italy, Turkey in total 29 participants.
The overall aim of the project is to transfer innovative methodologies of non formal education between western and eastern European countries creating an important educational path in between the continent.