This discussion-based approach and self-reflection on the wider life implications of physical education and sporting experiences provides an integrative mechanism for our programmings’s core vocabulary.
For example, learners may try to leave school early and exit the school gates. However one youth leader may stop them from leaving saying ‘don’t leave school, stay in the game!’.
This approach, is participatory and developmental. Learners are encouraged to discuss and explore issues and ideas, using this vocabulary, which is tangible and easily reinforced by themselves.
All educators or coaches, even if they are not physical education, life orientation or sport educators can use the same vocabulary once they understand the principles. SGB’s, parents, community leaders etc. can also be taught to understand and reinforce these principles.
Furthermore, this approach, based on discussions and self-exploration, also underpins the involvement of youth leaders or community leaders whose success depends wholly on the participants’ ability and willingness to ‘use their voice’.