AIESEP Flash Newsletter #98, November 2013


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Do not forget that if you want to participate to the next General Assembly (February 12, 2014 during the AIESEP World Congress in Auckland, see below), you need 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:

Additionally, there will be a Pre-Congress Symposium before the AIESEP World Congress on February 9, 2014 inAuckland, 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’. Visit 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 outsideNew 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.

Applications for the AIESEP Board of Directors 2014-2018 are due to December 12, 2013. Regulations and form are available on the AIESEP Website (Members’ corner/Information).

Do not forget that the PDF copies of the slideshow presented by the keynote speakers during the 2013 AIESEPInternational Conference in Warsaw (July 2013) are 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’.

Recall: The NAKHE (host), AAHPERDACSMAIESEPAKA, & 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

Deadline for abstracts submission of the 8th ARIS Biennial (Association for the Research on Intervention in Sport) is on December 15, 2013. ARIS is one privileged partner of AIESEP gathering Sport Pedagogy researchers of the French speaking world, open to all nationalities. The Biennial will welcome scholars from worldwide in Geneva (Switzerland) on July 2-4, 2014. See on

No. 65 of ICSSPE’s Bulletin is now available. This edition of the online journal devotes a Special Feature to the concept of physical literacy and its role in the context of physical education, physical activity and sport. The section contains contributions on various aspects of the concept including its historical background and definition; pedagogical implications; physical literacy throughout different phases in life and with regard to particular populations; the relationship of physical literacy with coaching, health or creativity; the role of physical literacy in teacher education; and the profile of physical literacy in a number of countries. The Special Feature was designed, compiled and reviewed by Margaret Whitehead and Symeon Dagkas, The Bulletin is available for free to all ICSSPE members and can be accessed through the membership area on the website. AIESEP members can find the username and password in the AIESEPmembers’ corner (Other resources).

Job Announcements

Several jobs (full time – temporary to permanent – starting date: 1st September, 2014) are vacant at the Université Catholique de Louvain, BEL: (1) A specialist in Neurophysiological evidences for intensive neurorehabilitation (neuropediatrics); Vacancy Reference: 64 / FSM 005 / 2014; (2) A specialist in Epidemiology or sociology of physical activity and sport; Vacancy Reference: 62 / FSM 004 / 2014. Further information: Prof. Thierry Zintz, Dean FSM  – (3) A specialist in Sciences in physical education, sports and related health enhancing activities; Vacancy Reference: 68 / FSM 014 / 2014. For further information please contact Prof. Thierry Zintz, Dean FSM –  More details on the site:

Conferences & General Information

Last call for “Women, sport and media: for greater coverage of women’s sports” – Conference organized by the association Sport and Citizenship and the French Olympic Committee on November 27, 2013, in Paris. Online registration:

Call for Papers – International Journal of Research Pedagogy and Technology in Education and Movement Sciences(IJEMS – ISSN: 2319-3050). Issue shall be published on 1st Dec 2013. Please, visit or

1st International Congress of the African Association of Sports Sciences – 14 and March 15, 2014, in Hammamet, TUN. The objective of this conference is to provide an overview of major research in the field of sport science. More information on the site:

Call for abstracts – EASS 2014 conference – Utrecht, The Netherlands – May 2014. More information on the congress can be found at

The next edition of the ICSSPE Bulletin is set to be published by the end of 2013. ICSSPE therefore invites its members to contribute to the Current Issue Section of the Bulletin. The section provides a platform to inform readers all over the globe about current research and teaching activities, conferences and events, as well as publications and reports. For more details: and

Fiona Chambers (University College Cork, Ireland) presented one original App Store that should interest the PE teachers. Available on the site:

H.V.P. Mandal Amravati (India) and its College of Physical Education (through its Post Graduate Department) publish a Quarterly Research Journal titled Research Bi-Annual for Movement. It is published in April and October every year. The October 2013 issue (Vol. 30, No.1) has been released recently. The Editorial Board of this journal has proposed to form a new ‘Advisory Council’ for the period 2013-2015 and it now seeks for 1-2 candidates from the ICSSPE network, who would work voluntarily. This is with the purpose to elevate standard of the publication and its wide circulation; secondly to review the research papers prior to their publication in the journal.  Individuals who are interested may contact Dr. S.H. Deshpande at

In 2010, the EAEAC, EU DG Education and Culture, financed the eLearning Fitness Project (eLF), based on the EHFA EQF-Fitness standards. Today, the eLF Network is composed of 19 principal Partners and over 90 Associate Partners in 27 countries. The eLF project, which will terminate at the end of March 2014, has two goals: (1) To create a European e-learning training system for fitness professionals in 16 languages, covering minimum standards for theory (knowledge), practical skills and competencies based on EQF Levels 3 and 4; (2) – To create a network of National Registers of Exercise Professionals, which will connect with international registers and be affiliated to ICREPs (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals). Info at:

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