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UA collaborates for the first time on a project for positive development in young people with Sport Singapore

During this week, Sport Singapore representatives will conduct training sessions with teachers, students, coaches and sports instructors

 Moments of the signing between the University of Alicante and Sport Singapore

Alicante, 30 June 2014

As part of the University of Alicante Project on Sport for Prevention and Positive Development (DPDP)," directed by Federico Carreres, Ph.D in Sport Sciences and lecturer at the UA Faculty of Education, other members of Sport Singapore, a statutory board of Singapore’s Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, are participating this week in various meetings to share training sessions, research projects and practical experiences based on the sports model "Game for Life".

Amongst the activities planned, both institutions have signed this morning their collaboration through the signing of an agreement with the the attendance of UA Vice President for International Relations, Juan Llopis; Vice Dean of Physical Activity and Sports Science, Juan M. Cortell; DPDP and the Project Manager, Carreres Federico; and Leadership Development Department of Sport Singapore Deputy Director, Kenneth Tan; Senior Manager Ng Ee Theng, and Executive, Shane, Xue Hong En.

With this new line of collaboration, training and qualifications programmes based on the "Game of Life" will be offered to sport professionals in the province and all over Spain. Also, research projects aimed to evaluate the impact of these sports programmes in the personal and social development of children, adolescents, coaches, families, sports clubs and educational institutions will be promoted.

On the other hand, on Tuesday, 1 and Wednesday, 3 July, the Singaporean representatives will hold various training sessions with teachers and students of the degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, with coaches, trainers and sports coordinators from different municipalities of the province, as well as sessions aimed at applying the project to children and adolescents of different provincial clubs.

 

Game for Life

The “Game for Life” Framework & Toolkit developed by the Leadership Development Department of Sport Singapore, it features the use of game activities and specific role playing for the learning and development of performance, social and moral values and attributes. This enables training, education and coaching professionals to create teaching moments, where learning values can be infused into any sporting experience for every individual.

 

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