Satellite Symposium: “Sustainable Physical Education for a Sustainable Society” | Updated 20th May, 2015
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.
Facilitated by Professor Richard Tinning, Associate Professor Karin Redelius and Professor Håkan Larsson, the symposium will explore the following topics:
- Sustainability of the academic field of physical education:
- National health agendas, neoliberal values and digital technologies – the way of the future?
- What might the implications be of a digitally mediated biopedagogy?
- Can physical education contribute to a sustainable society?
- What should and could physical education be accountable for – and what is the relation between PE, education of the individual and a sustainable society?
- 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?
- How can physical education be sustainable?
- 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)?
- What content knowledge is relevant for physical education teachers and how can physical education teacher education (PETE) prepare teachers to teach this content?
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