PORTUGAL – OLYMPIC VALUES EDUCATION PROGRAMME INTRODUCED IN THE SCHOOLS
13 February 2018
The Olympic Values Education Programme – an initiative launched by the IOC – will be officially part of the Portuguese School Educational Programmes.
Following a long process of analysis and evaluation of the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), the Portuguese Olympic Committee was informed that the pedagogical contents of the IOC Programme was approved by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).
The contents of the OVEP, a series of free and accessible teaching resources created by the IOC, are made available to teachers registered in the Programme and aim to be useful tools for the preparation of daily activities with the students.
Using the context of Olympic sports and the core principles of Olympism, participants are encouraged to experience values-based learning and to assume the responsibilities of good citizenship. It communicates the benefit of sport and physical activity through an understanding of Olympism and its impact on individual health, enjoyment, and social interaction.