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Certain Swedish high schools add 3 hours of eSports classes a week

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Three high schools in Sweden will be featuring eSports as a class in the coming semester. Pupils will be able to practice and learn games such as Dota and Counter-Strike, to name a few.

Certain schools in Sweden will now be supporting eSports for the upcoming semester. Three high schools (one in Karlstad, one in Ovanåker and one in Stockholm) will be featuring eSports as a subject in their classes. Neither school will be providing a full blown eSports program but outside of the mandatory subjects such as math and language there will be subjects such as eSports, Dota and Counter-Strike offered for certain alignments.

 

The eSports subjects will be treated like regular athletic oriented ones, where the students get access to rooms and areas designated for practice and similar. There will also be school teams within the different games, aiming to compete at tournaments such as Dreamhack. Known players and personalities will be invited to give guest lectures. At the school of Voxnadalen located in Ovenåker, students studying events will also get to host a larger tournament as their end project for the third year. A few hours a week would be committed to eSports in the schedule.

 

"The school system must get better in general in educating people about the contemporary society and this is good evidence of that very fact", says Ibrahim Khalifa in a press message. Khalifa is Chairman of the Education and Employment Board in Sigtuna county, located in Stockholm. Magnus Alehed, principal of the school in Karlstad, tells Swedish media Aftonbladet how "there have been some frowning noses and some wondering why they get to play computer games during school hours, but we aim to kill the myth that it has to be a bad thing. Furthermore, it is about showing respect to this group of pupils."

http://www.gosugamers.net/counterstrike/news/32120-certain-swedish-high-schools-add-3-hours-of-esports-classes-a-week

This is awesome, I wanna move to Sweden now


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I would love to be able to play CS:go in school. I hate PE.


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Seems really nice. Though kids should also learn that only a small percent of them actually might go professional. I personally don't have a issue with it, people accept gym classes, why not Esport too?


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Seems really nice. Though kids should also learn that only a small percent of them actually might go professional. 

Football etc is taught in schools and it's recieved perfectly fine. I see no problem with it.


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Football etc is taught in schools and it's recieved perfectly fine. I see no problem with it.

Lol just before you quoted me i edited it :P


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That's physical activity to keep your healthy, this is just a waste of time.

I actually wanna see studies which confirms this. I had gym classes, but it just made me hate sports even more.


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@techswede want to switch countries?

I would love to be able to play CS:go in school. I hate PE.

Sure.. This is idiotic


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I Love PE,Maybe Cause I Bench 150 :)

I enjoy going to the gym I go twice a week min BUT I dont like sports at all


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Sure.. This is idiotic

It Is Pretty Stupid,Without PE,I Would Be 250 Pounds

I enjoy going to the gym I go twice a week min BUT I dont like sports at all

Same But Im Thinking Of Going Into Football Again

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I enjoy going to the gym I go twice a week min BUT I dont like sports at all

Yeah i talked with a lot of people who did sports outside school and they also hated gym class.


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That's physical activity to keep your healthy, this is just a waste of time.

 

 

There are Chess clubs, how is that any different?

Chess is also consider a sport by the Olympic committee. 

 

 

I personally LOVED PE and it was hands down one of my favorite classes, but having this is cool IMO.


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Chess clubs are usually not held during school hours, this is.

 

 

I'm sure if we looked hard enough, we could find a class all about chess :P


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It Is Pretty Stupid,Without PE,I Would Be 250 Pounds

Same But Im Thinking Of Going Into Football Again

They could split the hours they waste on this up to add two or three hours every week where the students could do their homework in school.

I know i would've loved that back when i was in school. More time after school to not give a shit about school


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Congratulations, you hate exercise. What in my post needs "studies to confirm it?" Hmm?

Well i did hate gym classes, boring and waste of time. I have nothing against going to a gym. 

 

What i put in question is if gym classes actually make students more active? Which i don't believe they do.


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Calm down, nothing stated that they're cutting pe or anything, these are additional and likely optional classes


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Well i did hate gym classes, boring and waste of time. I have nothing against going to a gym. 

 

What i put in question is if gym classes actually make students more active? Which i don't believe they do.

I can confirm, most PE teachers are directly evolved from Neanderthals 


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They could split the hours they waste on this up to add two or three hours every week where the students could do their homework in school.

I know i would've loved that back when i was in school. More time after school to not give a shit about school

I Agree,Or More Time In Classes,My Classes Have 50 Minutes,No Where Enough Time To Finish Anything

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I'm sure if we looked hard enough, we could find a class all about chess :P

And if you do it should be moved to after school.

 

Well i did hate gym classes, boring and waste of time. I have nothing against going to a gym. 

 

What i put in question is if gym classes actually make students more active? Which i don't believe it does.

What part of what I said implied that it's 100% effective? It's there to keep you healthy, whether or not you're a lazy bum is besides the point. It's there for a good reason.

 

They could split the hours they waste on this up to add two or three hours every week where the students could do their homework in school.

I know i would've loved that back when i was in school. More time after school to not give a shit about school

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I'm wondering who is going to teach them. Hiring few pro players seems like the way to go I guess.


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