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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.
Attention all PETE specialists: Registration is now open for the 2013 AIESEP Specialist Seminar, which will take place in Jyväskylä, Finland, on 12th-14th September 2013. The purpose of the Seminar is to explore ‘Ideas around pedagogy in physical education’, as well as better integration between sub-disciplines, with a focus on best practice in physical education teacher education across early childhood, primary and secondary levels. Information on the provisional programme, opportunities to present, registration, and participation packages can be found on the seminar webpage at www.jyu.fi/aiesep2013. As this is a specialist seminar, places are limited 80 participants and registration will close when this limit is reached.
The 2014 AIESEP World Congress will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) on February 10-13, 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 theAIESEP 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 www.aiesep2014.com 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 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) is hosting a Collaborative Congress on January 8-11 2014, in partnership with AIESEP, AAHPERD, NAK, AKA, and ACSM. The Congress will be held in San Diego, CA. The purpose of the Congress is to bring together people who work in the broad field of kinesiology in institutions of higher education or similar types of institutions across the US and abroad. Participants will discuss both the pressing issues and promising opportunities in kinesiology today. Organizers are pleased to announce that Scott Kretchmar from Pennsylvania State University will present the Keynote speech at the Congress. The Congress program will be organized around five strands that will be facilitated by national leaders in kinesiology, and feature round-table discussion formats. As is NAKHE’s tradition, the Congress will also include the Hanna, Homans, and Sargent Lectures, and the Young Scholar Lecture. The official Congress announcement, including the call for program papers can be found at http://www.nakhe.org/node/3
Publication of two books by AIESEP members. Sinead Luttrell and Fiona Chambers (University College Cork, Ireland) have published the following books for Physical Education Teacher Education: (1) ‘Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models: Pathways for Teacher Implementation’ (with free Resource CD) provides a comprehensive overview of the core principles of eight curriculum and instructional models as well as guidelines on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of these models; (2) The ‘Learning Wall: A Cauldron of Curriculum & Instructional Models’ contains 130 perforated Learning Wall posters designed to support the implementation of models-based practice and enhance the teaching and learning experience through visual and written cues. Books can be ordered online from http://eprint.ie/bookshop.php
The Spanish Federation of Associations of Teachers of Physical Education (FEADEF) will organize one of the activities that are becoming the national benchmark of all PE teachers, the “X International Congress of Teacher in Physical Education and Sport” which will be held in Pontevedra, ESP on September 5-8, 2013. This year’s theme is “Physical Education and Sports promoters of a healthy lifestyle: Resources of natural and cultural environment to intervene in physical inactivity and obesity.” Information can be found at http://www.feadef.org/congreso. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been delayed until June 30, 2013.