AIESEP Flash Newsletter #91, June 2013

News since 2013-04-18


It is now time to renew your AIESEP membership. Do not hesitate to download the new membership form. For ease of payment, we offer three modes.

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AIESEP’s 2013 Conference on “Physical Education and Sport: Challenging the Future” will be held in Warsaw (Poland) between July 4-7, 2013. Please visit conference website  and learn more about registration, the programme, travel, and accommodation.

The 2013 AIESEP Specialist Seminar is due to take place in Jyväskylä, Finland, on 12th-14th September 2013. This seminar will bring together experts with an interest in tackling questions and issues related to the role of physical education teacher education in ensuring quality PE in the classroom. The seminar hopes to facilitate the sharing of best practice between teacher education professionals from various countries, including those who educate PE specialists, classroom teachers, kindergarten teachers and teachers in special education. As this is a specialist seminar, spaces are limited to approximately 80 delegates and the organizers are currently making a list of those who might be interested in attending. If you would like to be included in this list and be kept informed regarding the seminar please send an email with your contact details to You will then receive information regarding registration, etc. as it becomes available. For more information see:

The 2014 AIESEP World Congress will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) on Monday, 10 February to Thursday , 13 February 2014. Auckland is known as the “city of sails.” Imagine an urban environment where, within an hour, you can be relaxing on a beautiful beach, hiking in lush native rainforest, diving in the ocean, fishing on a quiet river, or exploring an enchanted island. The theme of the Congress is “Educating for active healthy citizens.” There are six sub-themes: Physical education, sport and the making of active healthy citizens; Youth education, social contexts and health literacies; Exploring the pleasure of movement experiences; Professional learning and development of PE teachers and sports coaches; New perspectives on movement, health, sport and physical activity; Eastern and indigenous perspectives on movement, health and well-being. The program structure will fit to the usual AIESEP World Congresses model: Keynote presentations; Cagigal Lecture; Regular, full-length papers; Research symposia; Poster presentations. Notice that the AIESEP General Assembly (with the elections of the new Board) will be organized during the congress. The abstract submission process has started. To submit your abstract go to read through the instructions and click on the link at the bottom of the Abstract/Papers page. Key abstract dates: Abstract Submission closes 14 July, 2013; Authors will be notified by Early September, 2013; Accepted Authors must register by 28 October, 2013; Early-bird registrations close 29 November, 2013.

The Special Interest Group (SIG) in Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) AERA encourages you to participate in the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting to be held Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s Annual Meeting Theme: “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.”

AIESEP is involved in the San Diego Collaborative Congress – January 8-11, 2014 – Steps into the Future: Exploring Opportunities and Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century. For information, contact Dr. Betty Block, Collaborative Congress Manager at or visit

MINEPS V is the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport which will be held in Berlin, GER from 28-30 May, 2013. Ministers, senior government officials and NGO’s from UNESCO Member states as well, convened on three key themes: Access to Sport as a Fundamental Right for All, Promoting Investment in Sport and Physical Education Programmes and Preserving the Integrity of Sport. For more information please visit The AIESEP President, Secretary General and Treasurer are scheduled to attend this event.

The Sports Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 9th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, 29-31 July & 1 August 2013, Athens, GRE. For further details, please go to the conference website: The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students from all areas of applied and integrated health sciences, including physiology, health psychology, health promotion, epidemiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, training methods, nutrition, and physical education. Contact to Dr. Nota Klentrou (

The 2013 WSKW Conference will be held in Reno, Nevada, USA on October 9-11.  The Conference Organizing Committee is requesting presentation/poster proposals and original papers to be submitted for review. There are a variety of ways to participate at the conference, all of which are highlighted in the Call for Papers document. The submission deadline for all proposals and papers is June 15, 2013. Regardless of whether you are a student or a professional, this is your year to leave your mark!  Get involved and be the conference. If you have questions about presentation/paper ideas, the submission process, we encourage you to contact Hosung So at  We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope you will be able to join us in Reno in October, 2013. Visit our website for more information about the conference, our submission process and this year’s theme – available at

The XII ENSSEE Forum will be held 23-26 October 2013 in Groningen, NED. The aim of this forum is to stimulate the development of innovation and (applied) research in the field of Sport, Education and Employment through international cooperation of sports universities, sport organizations and companies related to sports on a local, national and international level. The organizers present a dynamic program with information sessions organized by the ENSSEE committees, inspiration sessions by international, national and local speakers, researchers, partners and project coordinators. During innovation sessions all participants will create new project ideas. The official website: The abstract submission deadline is 01-06-2013.

SPLISS will hold their “Elite sport conference: Elite sport, boost for society or not? in Antwerp, BEL on November 13-14, 2013. For more information please see the website: The conference theme is twofold: (1) Elite sport policies and strategies towards success. This includes the results of the international comparative SPLISS study on high performance sport policies in 15 countries. This international project is a collaboration of 43 researchers and 33 policy partners worldwide and involves over 3000 high performance athletes, 1300 coaches and more than 240 performance directors. (2) The social value of elite sport, or why do countries invest in elite sport. A kick off to open the debate on the value of elite sport.

The 2014 ISBNPA Congress will be held in San Diego, California, USA on 21-24 May. All information are available on More than 800 scholars attended the 2013 Congress held in Ghent, BEL.

eLF Project (eLearning Fitness): The main objectives of the eLF project are to create a European training system for e-learning in fitness to cover the minimum standards for both the theory (knowledge) and the practical skills and competencies and to create a platform for an interactive national professional register which will collaborate with other international registers. More information related to this topic is available on

English is the most used language in the sports world, during technical meetings, competitions, refereeing or press conferences. It seems essential to create a tool which will permit to sportspersons – directors, coaches, team managers, athletes, judges, referees, students, spectators – who already have a basic understanding of the language a way to improve in this domain. Thus the TESS Project has been established.  The finished product will be a multimedia e-learning tool that will have a strict link to sport life, practices and competition and it will look like a metro map. More information is available on

The Sports Science Unit at the School of Medical Sciences is coming up with an online journal titled “Journal of Physical Activity, Sports & Exercise.” It is an open access journal that aims to publish manuscript focusing on any area related to physical activity, sports and exercise. The journal is now accepting submission of manuscripts that focus on physical activity, sports and exercise for the first volume planned to be published by late June/early July 2013. Manuscripts can be of various formats including original articles, research reviews, commentaries as well as letter to editors and can be submitted through the online submission system at

Cultura Ciencia Deporte Journal (CCD) has some news: (1) New submission platform: Open Journal System (OJS)   (2) New Editorial team  (3) New best paper annual award (300€) (4) Current issue (22) (5) Follow us on Twitter


Secretary General of AIESEP
Association Internationale des Ecoles Supérieures d’Education Physique
International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education

Department of Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Liege
Allee des Sports, 4 Bat. B-21
B-4000 LIEGE, Belgium
Tél. : +32 (0)4 366.38.80
Fax. : +32 (0)4 366. 29.01


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