AIESEP Flash Newsletter #97, October 2013


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As it was explained in the special issue of the AIESEP Flash Newsletter (October, 10), if you want to participate to the next General Assembly (February 12, 2014 during the AIESEP World Congress in Auckland), do not forget to validate your 2014 (institutional/individual) AIESEP membership before December 12, 2013. Visit this page to download the form and this to choose one mode of payment.

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 the conference webpage.

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

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’. Go here  for further details.

The 2014 Young Scholar program will offer four grants aiming to support the participation of young researchers to the 2014 AIESEP World Congress in Auckland. Eligibility Criteria: Researchers at their early stages of scholarly development (during the latter portion of their graduate studies or a few years post Ph.D. completion). Applicants must be AIESEP members, reside and study outside of the conference hosting country (in this case must reside outside New Zealand). If selected, the Young Scholar will be expected to: (a) Present a short paper (oral or poster), and (b) Participate in a special meeting hosted by AIESEP during the conference. No more than one awardee from any one country and the number of grants depends on specific yearly budget. To apply, please submit: (a) CV, (b) one page description of intention for future involvement in Sport Pedagogy, (c) proof of status as PhD student or faculty member, (d) abstract of presentation, and (e) a letter of recommendation from an AIESEP Fellow (these individuals are listed on the AIESEP website). The application, via e-mail, should be addressed to the head of committee (Prof. Bryan McCullick – no later than the December 15, 2013.

PDF copies of the slideshow presented by the keynote speakers during the 2013 AIESEP International Conference in Warsaw (July 2013) are 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, Canada) – Structuring what we know about sport coaches’ education/development to influence coach development administrators’ support; (2) Prof. Leen Haerens (Ghent University-Flemish Research Foundation, Belgium) – 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, ACSM, AIESEP, AKA, & NAK collaborative conference will be held on January 8 – 12, 2014 at the Bahia Resort Hotel – San Diego, CA (USA). The theme of this major event is “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.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 (Switzerland) on July 2-4, 2014. Call of abstracts is now open (deadline on December 15, 2013). See more here.

Conferences & General Information

The Centenary of the inauguration of the athletes’ college of Reims (France) will be held October 19th, 1913. R. Poincaré, President of the French Republic, inaugurated the athletes’ college of Reims which was destroyed a few months later and never rebuilt. This institution remains, even today, registered in the professional memory and every book of history of Physical Education mentions it. Issues to be discussed at the celebration are: Why did athletes’ College mark so much the Professional representations?, Its conception, organized around the idea of a man whose work generates numerous historiographical work (we can mention for example the theses of J.M. Delaplace and P. Philippe-Meden) but also its implementation, combining sports training, Professional Teaching, school care, raise issues when it comes to rebuild the school through partnerships and rethink teacher training. For more information go to:

The 6th Annual International Conference Physical Education Sport and Health (PESH 2013) will be held in Pitesti, Romania on November 22 to 23, 2013. This event is one of the leading international conferences in Romania in field of Physical Education, Sport performance, and Physical Activity for Health. For any information, visit the website.

ISSSC 2013 – International Sport Science Students Conference 2013 – Date: 28 & 29 November 2013 – Venue: Sports Centre & UM Arena Stadium, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact person: Dr Lim Boon Hooi: &; visit the website.

The International Association for Communication and Sport (IACS), in partnership with Marist College and the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, will host the 7th Summit on Communication and Sport. The 2014 Summit will be March 14-16, 2014 at the Cornell Club of New York City, located in midtown Manhattan. To learn more about the 2014 Summit or IACS, please visit

The website of the MSA conference 2014 is now open. Partners of Montenegrin Sports Academy (MSA) are Faculty for Sport and Physical Education at University of Montenegro, Ministry of Science and Ministry of Tourism. It is open to all interested delegates. The organizers will be proud to welcome scholars from worldwide in Podgorica (MNE) on April 3-6, 2014. Call of abstracts is now open. Montenegrin Sports Academy would also invite potential authors to submit their manuscripts to our journal (, mostly due to the reason it is a promotional period and publication into next two volumes (vol. 3 & 4) will be free of charge.

The International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology (ICoSSEET 2014) will be held at the Penang, Malaysia, from 7 to 9 April 2014. Accepted papers will be listed in Springer (Thomson Reuters/ISI) indexing database. Furthermore, the ICoSSEET2014 inaugural event is to offer scholars, professionals and post-graduate students the opportunity to present, share, and discuss their studies from various perspectives within the scope of sports science, exercise, sports engineering and technology including other areas of sports. All theoretical, empirical and practical papers from scholars, professionals and post-graduate students that fall within the colloquium scope are welcome. Further information can be obtained from the following website:

ISBNPA Symposium – Promoting healthy eating and activity worldwide – San Diego, California – 21-24 May 2014. Call for symposia: Opens: September 17, 2013; Closes: October 25, 2013; Call for abstracts: Opens: November 5, 2013; Closes: December 6, 2013. More information is available at:

On July 24-28, 2014 will be organized the “World Conference on Physical Education and Sport: Challenges and Future Directions” in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. The conference will address current educational practice and future directions of physical education and sport around the world. The purpose is for attendees to gain an understanding and appreciation of the challenges and opportunities for quality P-12, community, and university physical education programs, sport programming, and programs that focus on youth fitness and physical activity promotion around the world. The conference will accept papers related to physical education and sport in a broad range of areas. It will be extremely affordable: A $300 registration fee will cover three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners (including an end-of-conference banquet), a day tour of Shanghai, opening ceremony, all conference transportation, and of course, the conference; student registration is $150; single and double rooms will be available for $100- $200 a night. Contact Information: Dr. Xiaozan Wang (East China Normal University) by email ( or Dr. Lynn Housner (West Virginia University) by email (

The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) Symposium will be held October 16-18, 2014 at the University of Michigan, USA. The call for abstract submissions and registration information will follow soon. Please refer to for symposium details.

The International Congress of Enhancing Physical Activity in Early Education will be held January 21-23, 2015. The general theme of congress is “Physical activity supporting children’s growth and development.” More information will be proposed in a future issue of the AIESEP Flash Newsletter.

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