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February 29, 2024

Sport educators attend EduPASS “Learning Teaching Training” event in Luxembourg

The second “Learning Teaching Training” event of the EduPASS project took place in Luxembourg from January 22 to 26, 2024. The program was put together by colleagues from the University of Luxembourg together with WGI project staff Prof. Dr. Roland Naul and Dr. Sebastian Brückner. The participants, including Stella Giesen, Katharina Gröne and Franziska Zimmer as students from the University of Münster, formed a diverse learning group together with 12 other learners from Ireland, Spain and Albania.

The main focus of the program was on teaching fundamental movement skills in non-formal learning contexts for children aged 3-12, such as kindergarten or all-day care. The EduPASS project partners, supported by other experts in areas such as motor testing, prepared theoretical and practical learning units in order to obtain feedback from the participants on appropriate teaching models and their practical implementation. From the participants’ point of view, all project partners from Spain, Luxembourg, Ireland, Albania and Germany contributed to an inspiring exchange of knowledge and experience.

The content of the “Learning Teaching Training” event included various innovative concepts such as “Fundamental Play”, “Fundamental Movement Skills”, the topic of “Motor Ability Assessment”, “I educate KIDS”, “MOBAC” and the “Importance of DAILY PA for Health Promotion”. In practical exercises and discussions, the participants delved deep into this content in order to gain a better understanding and improved application in their own practical teaching of sport and exercise programs.

In collaboration with local teachers and the Athénée Luxembourg school, the theoretical principles were also put into practice during a school visit. Each module was then evaluated through a daily reflection in order to incorporate the learners’ experiences and feedback into the development of the EduPASS online teaching-learning platform.

A cultural social event in the middle of the week offered participants the opportunity to exchange ideas outside of the project context and to delve deeper into the historical dimensions of European history: As part of a guided tour and visit to the European Museum Schengen, all participants learned a great deal about the history and significance of the Schengen agreements, which have become a positive symbol for the abolition of borders in Europe. Overall, the event was a successful and inspiring week for all participants, which will also encourage international cooperation in the long term.