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Satellite Symposium: “Sustainable Physical Education for a Sustainable Society” | Updated 20th May, 2015

Post by Jan-Eric Ekberg and Kelly Knez.

Post by Jan-Eric Ekberg and Kelly Knez.

We welcome you to join us for the Physical Education and Pedagogics satellite symposium at the ECSS Malmö 2015 Congress in Malmö, Sweden. Please register on the link at the bottom of the page before the 17th of June. Given the unique multidisciplinary programme at ECSS, we feel that we can provide an opportunity to bring together those interested in the field of Physical Education and Pedagogics at the conference.

The satellite symposium is scheduled for Wednesday the 24th of June at 10:00–12:00, in room Live 5, to be followed by a casual lunch (outside of the congress centre on own expenses) and continued informal discussions before the commencement of the mini oral presentations at 13:00. Opportunities for more informal meetings throughout, and also a meeting at the end of the conference, is planned and will be discussed during the satellite symposium.

The symposium on the 24th of June will be a mixture of short presentations, small group discussions and concluding with a panel discussion that will be tweeted live.

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Richard Tinning, Karin Redelius and Håkan Larsson.

Facilitated by Professor Richard Tinning, Associate Professor Karin Redelius and Professor Håkan Larsson, the symposium will explore the following topics:

  1. Sustainability of the academic field of physical education:
    1. National health agendas, neoliberal values and digital technologies – the way of the future?
    2. What might the implications be of a digitally mediated biopedagogy?
  2. Can physical education contribute to a sustainable society?
    1. What should and could physical education be accountable for – and what is the relation between PE, education of the individual and a sustainable society?
    2. What is the role of PE today and in the future – fighting the “obesity crisis” and cutting down health related costs, or something quite different?
  3. How can physical education be sustainable?
    1. What content is relevant for physical education relative to both contemporary and future societies, for instance regarding societal trends (e.g. migration, sedentary lifestyles, etc.) and trends in physical culture (continued sportification vs. post-sports)?
    2. What content knowledge is relevant for physical education teachers and how can physical education teacher education (PETE) prepare teachers to teach this content?

Suggested prior reading

Bailey, R., Amour, K., Kirk, D., Jess, M., Pickup, I., Sandford, R. (2009). The educational benefits claimed for physical education and school sport: an academic review. Research Papers in Education24(1), 1-27.
Gard, M. (2014). eHPE: A history of the future. Sport Education and Society19(6), 827-845. Kirk, D. (2010) Physical Education Futures. New York: Routledge.
Williamson, B. (2015). Algorithmic skin: health-tracking technologies, personal analytics and the biopedagogies of digitalized health and physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 20(1), 133-151.

You are welcome to contact
Dr. Jan-Eric Ekberg, jan-eric.ekberg@mah.se
Dr. Kelly Knez kelly.knez@mah.se

Click here for free registration

Why Malmö is Scandinavia’s Hippest Travel Destination

hippest-destinationWe are not bragging about Malmö ourselves this time, its actually the New York magazine Travel + Leisure who put Malmö on the list as one of the best places in the world (phew) to visit. Travel + Leisure highlights some of the best things about Malmö:

    • Because it has one of Scandinavia’s most progressively designed neighborhoods. The once-gritty Western Harbor is now Europe’s first carbon-neutral district. As part of a government-funded competition, architects were tasked with creating statement-making structures that use renewable sources of energy.
    • Because some of the region’s best chefs are setting up shop. Cheap rents and a food-obsessed public have lured bright culinary talents.
    • Because coffee is considered a high art. Single-estate beans, on-site roasting, cups brewed with high-tech gadgets: Malmö, like much of Sweden, takes its coffee seriously.
    • Because there’s a really good nightlife scene. A cocktail renaissance is taking over southern Sweden.

So, as you can see, some of these good things about Malmö is connected to the sustainable theme for ECSS 2015.

And soon you will have the possibility to discover all this by yourself. Welcome to Malmö.

Please visit Travel + Leisure to find out more about the 2015 ECSS city!