qims.ch - a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for reviewing the quality of physical education

Ulrich, Wolfgang; Mengisen, Walter; Schmidt, Mirko (2011). qims.ch - a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for reviewing the quality of physical education International Journal of Physical Education, 48(2), pp. 23-33. Meyer & Meyer Verlag

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In recent years, quality development and assurance in the education system, and thus in physical education, have become central issues. The Swiss Federal Institute of Sport developed a complete tool that can be used by the Swiss education system for quality reviews of physical education at all learning levels. The tool has four constituent parts. The first is a cyclical scheme which outlines the main steps that are necessary for undertaking an effective quality analysing and improvement process, followed by a model that helps to identify the key criteria that can influence quality and hence reduces the complexity of physical education. The third constituent part is a specific system which is used to examine quality by attaching a set of indicators to the criteria that facilitate recognition and measurement through the use of appropriate tools. The last part consists of a collection of applicable feedback and measurement tools which can be used by schools for more general lessons as well as for physical education. Using this product, the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport defined a number of criteria and competencies that can be used to discuss performance, content, and opportunity to learn standards for physical education in Switzerland.

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Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM


Ulrich, Wolfgang;
Mengisen, Walter and
Schmidt, Mirko




Meyer & Meyer Verlag




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14 Apr 2021 10:44

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14 Apr 2021 10:44

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Physical education Quality Switzerland Standards Implementation



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