AIESEP Flash Newsletter #96, September 2013

News since 2013/08/13

aiesepIt is still time to renew your AIESEP membership (the deadline to validate the membership during the General Assembly next February is on December 12, 2013). Do not hesitate to download the membership forms here. For ease of payment, we offer three modes (see on

AIESEP is now on Facebook. Just “search” for AIESEP or click here.

The 2013 AIESEP Specialist Seminar will take place this week at the University of Jyväskylä, FIN (September 12th-14th). It will focus on discussion around key questions in the area of PETE, as well as future research directions, funding and collaborations. Details and last news are available at

The 2014 AIESEP World Congress will be held in Auckland (NZL) February 10-13. The theme of the Congress is “Educating for active healthy citizens.” Abstract reviewing is on progress. Accepted authors must register by 28 October, 2013; Early-bird registrations close 29 November, 2013. More info on:

Additionally, there will be a Pre-Congress Symposium before the AIESEP World Congress on February 9, 2014 in Auckland, NZL organized by the TGfU Special Interest Group “Using TGfU to promote active and healthy citizens”. This special one-day symposium will focus on the latest research and advances in teaching games framed by TGfU approaches. It provides a special opportunity for teachers to mix with leading TGfU experts from around the world. For more information please visit

Moreover, on 16-17 February 2014 (immediately after the AIESEP World congress in Auckland), the University of Canterbury (NZL) will organize an International Symposium on Physical Education & Sport Studies Physical Education and Sport: Current dilemmas and future possibilities’. Visit for further details.

A pdf copy of the slideshow presented by the three keynote speakers during the 2013 AIESEP International Conference in Warsaw (July 2013) is now available in the Members’ corner of the AIESEP website. Just login with your member’s username + password and click on ‘Documents from AIESEP Scientific Activities’. You can select: (1) Prof. Pierre Trudel (University of Ottawa, CAN) – Structuring what we know about sport coaches’ education/development to influence coach development administrators’ support; (2) Prof. Leen Haerens (Ghent University-Flemish Research Foundation, BEL) – Physical education teachers inspiring young people towards a physically active lifestyle. Motivational dynamics in physical education; (3) Prof. Darla Castelli (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) Connecting New Technologies to Learning: Data Driven Decision Making.

The NAKHE (host), AAHPERD, ACSMAIESEPAKA, & NAK collaborative conference will be held on January 8 – 12, 2014 at the Bahia Resort Hotel – San Diego, CA (USA). This major event will be focused on: STEPS into the Future: Exploring Opportunities and Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century. Details are available at

The website of the 8th ARIS Biennial is now open ( A partner of AIESEP, ARIS (Association for the Research on Intervention in Sport) is an international association gathering sport pedagogy researchers of the French speaking world. It is open to all nationalities and will be proud to welcome scholars from worldwide in Geneva (SUI) on July 2-4, 2014. Call of abstracts is now open. See on

Job announcements

The University College, Cork (UCC), IRL is advertising for a new permanent whole-time Lecturer position. The lectureship is in Education, in the area of Sports Studies and Physical Education.  Closing date Thursday 3rd October 2013 at 5pm.

Job posting for a “Tenure Track Assistant Professorship – Educational Science in Sport and Health” at Technical University Munich (TUM) is the first university in Germany to reinforce its recruitment policy by a comprehensive tenure track system. Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM Faculty Tenure Track offers merit-based academic career options for high-potential young scientists, from the appointment as Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor and on to Full Professor. The TUM Faculty of Sport and Health Science invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship “Educational Science in Sport and Health”. The regulations according to “TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System” ( apply. Applications accompanied by supporting documentation in English (CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, 3 selected reprints and a short statement with a max. of 1,000 characters about their novelty impact, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement on teaching strategy and teaching philosophy, third-party funding, as well as the names and addresses of at least 3 references) should be submitted by October 15, 2013 to: Dean, Faculty of Sport and Health Science, Technische Universität München, Uptown München – Campus D, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, D-80992 München (GER), E-Mail

Conferences & general info

The Nike – Designed to Move partners are invited to one conference that will take place in Aarhus, DEN on 28-31 October 2013. For the 8th time Play the Game invites you to engage in open, fact-based and constructive debates on a number of themes that are essential to the future of world sport. As always, the conference strives to be cutting edge in controversial policy issues such as the fight against corruption and for better governance in sport, but Play the Game 2013 will also put focus on the development of grass-roots sport, mega-events and sports facilities.  Read more about the conference and sign up at

The University of Sydney, AUS, will host a one-day conference entitled, ‘Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching’ on November 7, 2013. The conference aims to provide a regional forum for discussions, debate and the development of Game Sense and other game-based approaches. The Sydney Game Sense conference draws together researchers and practitioners from within the Asia Pacific region, focused on what Game Sense has to offer for teachers and coaches. The conference comprises 15 minute oral presentations and practical demonstrations of Game Sense teaching and coaching. Contact for more info on the website ( or by email (

The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport announces the 2013 Diversity in Sport and Physical Activity Grant. This year, two levels of grants are offered.  For more information concerning the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, visit the Lab website: Submission & Information: The deadline for submission is Friday, September 13, 2013, and a decision is expected soon thereafter.

The 29th Congresso Internacional de Educaçao Fisica will take place in Foz do Iguaçu, BRA on January 11-15, 2014. The topic will be ‘O Profissional de Educaçao Fisica na America Latina. Informaiton on

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.”

The 7th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology will be held on May 22-25, 2014 in Opatija, CRO. It will be organized by the Faculty of Kinesiology-University of Zagreb. The topic will be ‘Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology – Steps Forward’. A physical education section is planned. Paper submission is for January 15, 2014. Further information on

On June 2-4, 2014, the Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture, Czech Republic will organize the 7thInternational Conference ‘Movement and Health’. The conference will be in English, and will include some workshops, round tables and other informal meetings. The major focus of the conference will be on ‘Child and adolescent physical activity: Determinants and outcomes’. The purpose of the Conference is to bring together researchers, professionals and other interested persons in the health, exercise and sport sciences, preventive medicine, and physical activities management with special interest in the population of children and adolescents. Deadline for abstracts submission: 15thJanuary 2014. More details on

The 10th International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers 2014 will be organized in Vierumäki, FIN (August 3-8, 2014) in parallel with the FIEP World Congress 2014 (August 5-8, 2014). The theme of the seminar is to learn new skills, share practical ideas, knowledge and experiences while the congress topic is focused on ‘Promoting Wellbeing in School environment. Final day for sending papers: February 28, 2014. Info on

Some news from ICCP. (1)  First of all, some exciting news about the next conference. It will take place in Brussels, BEL from 2nd to 4th February 2015; (2) ICCP has been involved in producing a General Comment on Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The General Comment 17 has been published and will be officially launched in Geneva on 30th September. The full text of the General Comment is available on the website (; (3) A new journal on playwork will be published early next year (‘Journal of Playwork Practice’) and has just announced its first call for papers. For more information please visit the website ( or contact the Editors (

The journal ‘Kinesiology – International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology’ is published by the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb. A peer reviewed publication with IP of 0.405, it is published twice a year and includes scientific papers and other written material focused on sport sciences including physical education; sport and sports activities; recreation/leisure … ( Submission to the Editorial Office ‘Kinesiology’; Faculty of Kinesiology, Univ. of Zagreb. Horvacanski zavoj 15, 10000 Zagreb, CRO.  Contact:

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