- Valente A.
This report offers a summary of the high school Physical Education and Sport educational curriculum in Italy. The research was conducted within Do It Yourself! A participative approach to increase participation and engagement of high school students in Physical Education and Sport classes (DIYPES), a European Erasmus+ project whose final aim is proposing an innovative participative approach to physical education classes’ development and employment, focused on high-school students’ expressed needs and interests. The assessment of the current situation related to Physical Education and Sport teaching in Italian high schools, prerequisite for introducing any innovation, was performed following two complementary methodologies: a document analysis of the official documents defining the curriculum at national level, and interviews to 7 stakeholders – 4 high school teachers, 2 researchers and 1 policy maker – in order to gain various points of view on the implementation of the ministerial guidelines, considering in this way the different curriculum levels proposed by UNESCO.