The Ministry of Education wants to update the physical education curriculum
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has affirmed its willingness to update the physical education (PE) curriculum, noting in this context its cooperation with the British Association for Physical Education, as well as the efforts of the experts and the management team of the ministry.
The ministry said in a statement that these efforts have shifted from a standards-based orientation to a competency-based orientation, in the implementation of the general framework of Qatar’s national education curriculum, as this is the point of central reference for making all curriculum-related decisions to raise achievement levels in physical education.
On the occasion of the National Sports Day (NSD) of the country, which will be celebrated today, the ministry said that the physical education program is in line with the development that has taken place within the general framework of the national educational program of the State, and pointed out that the subject of PE is compulsory for all students, and that it is carried out through the updated course document document according to the teaching skills.
The process of developing and implementing the study program is based on three main axes:
* Move carefully
* Adopt healthy, safe and active lifestyles, and
* Character of the building
Thanks to these, the ministry learns the results of each stage of education reached by the student, who acquires skills, knowledge and strategies.
The ministry said that the main objective of the physical education program is to develop the basic and physical skills of students, to work on the construction of their personality, according to the importance of physical activity, to participate regularly to a healthy and physically active lifestyle through physical education and regular exercise.
The physical education program emphasizes the ministry’s interest in discovering talent and supporting sports clubs with these cadres.
Regarding efforts to rehabilitate people with disabilities, the Ministry – represented by the Department of Physical Education within its School Guidance Department, pointed out that the curriculum for these students includes strategies that help teachers use the different sports they deem appropriate, depending on the state of health of the students and adapting the performances according to their abilities.
In a related context, the ministry affirmed its willingness to follow physical education teachers through the Department of Educational Guidance and mentors of the Department of Physical Education, with the aim of helping teachers develop and to develop professionally, as well as to solve the educational problems they encounter. they may face and provide technical services to improve teaching methods and guide the educational process.
The evaluation process is carried out on the basis of clear and well-researched criteria and foundations, in collaboration with the school principals, in addition to taking into account the reports of classroom visits to mentors.
The ministry explained that there are 763 physical education teachers in all schools in the state, 50% of whom are Qatari.
As part of the Qatarization policy, the ministry has given priority to Qataris – especially graduates of the College of Education at Qatar University – in order to highlight the skills of these graduates in various fields.
The ministry highlighted the cooperation between the Department of Physical Education and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) through the Koora Time program, its cooperation with the Nomas Center for Popular Games and the British Council in Doha through through the Youth Leadership Programme, and its cooperation with the Qatar Museums Authority, in particular the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, to encourage positive sports values and sports awareness.
The ministry also approached its preparations to celebrate the National Sports Day according to a plan drawn up by the activities committee of the department of physical education, taking into account the precautionary measures followed in the ministry.
He said he had designated Al Yarmouk Independent Preparatory School as the venue for the National Sports Day Center for Boys, and Coptic Maria Independent Preparatory School as the venue for the National Sports Day Center for girls, adding that the events will include various sports activities, workshops and targeted activities. recreational games, as well as activities adapted for people with disabilities.