Keynote Address

Keynote address at PEPAYS Ireland Research Forum 2017

 

"Wholism, the physical body and wellbeing education"

 

Dr. Maeve O'Brien (Head of the School of Development at the Institute of Education, St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University) and     Dr. Andrew O’Shea (Co-ordinator of Human Development, Philosophy, Institute of Education, Dublin City University)

Thursday 15th June 2017 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick 

Much of the policy in education today tends to fragment an already overburdened curriculum and to pull away from the value of wholism, as something that is both comprehensive and integrative in terms of pedagogy and the broad aims of education. Wellbeing has emerged as a discourse in education that promises to meet some of these current challenges and to bring together new thinking about development that addresses students as subjects who engage with subjects in a learning environment. However, fragmentation of the curriculum parallels the fragmentation of the person and how he or she has been understood in relation to the valuing and prioritizing of some forms of learning over others. In this way the bodies of individuals and the ‘student body’ have been often at odds.

This presentation explores some of the challenges for Physical Education today as a subject, that while often marginalised within schooling and sometimes narrowly understood, has real potential to facilitate broad and deep learning. Through its work with the physical body as a medium for development and on its own terms, Physical Education has real potential in supporting the wellbeing of students. In taking stock of some of the historical and policy problems around wholism, we set the scene for a dialogue about wellbeing and the body as a necessary part of relational experience and development. Drawing on our own wellbeing research in the context of the award winning film Monsieur Lazhar, we explore the issue of ‘no touch’ as something that concerns the basic ingredients of healthy relationship.  How through a focus on the significance of the body and its vulnerabilities can we better integrate the subject of Physical Education within a wholistic understanding of development.

PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 - Update

 

PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 update

 

We are delighted to confirm the speakers for the following sessions at this year’s PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017;

 

PEPAYS Ireland Keynote address 'Wellbeing and Embodied Identity' at 7.30pm on Thursday 15 June 2017:

Dr. Maeve O'Brien (Head of the School of Development at the Institute of Education, St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University) and Dr. Andrew O’Shea (Co Ordinator of Human Development, Philosophy, Institute of Education, Dublin City University)

 

Ten-minute responses to the Keynote address at 9.15am on Friday 16 June 2017;

Mike Carey, Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (Physical Education)

Dr. Matt Herring, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick (Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Dr. Elaine Murtagh, Department of Arts Education and Physical Education, Mary Immaculate College (Physical Activity)

Dr. Johann Issartel, Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University (Youth Sport)

Dr. Barry Lamb, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology (Active Schools / Transport)

REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017. A preliminary programme for the event is outlined below and you can register at the following link.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pepays-ireland-forum-2017-tickets-34423439434

PLEASE NOTE:

FOR CATERING PURPOSES PRE-REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL BEFORE 5PM ON TUESDAY 13TH JUNE. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME BUT CATERING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AND THERE WILL BE NO CASH FACILITY TO REGISTER AT THE EVENT.

Hosted by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) University of Limerick

Health and Well-Being: A PEPAYS Ireland Agenda?

15th – 16th June, 2017

Thursday 15th June  Venue: PESS Lecture Theatre, University of Limerick

6.00 - 7.00pm             CHECK-IN

7.15 - 7.30pm             Welcome and official launch of Forum

7.30 - 8.30pm             Keynote on Health and Well-Being

Dr. Maeve O’Brien (Head of the School of Development at the Institute of Education, St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University) and Dr. Andrew O’Shea (Coordinator of Human Development, Philosophy, Institute of Education, Dublin City University)

8.30pm                      Finger food and social at Scholar’s Bar on campus

Friday 16th June       Venue: PESS Building, University of Limerick

8.45 - 9.15am             CHECK-IN

9.15 - 10.30 am          Discipline responses to Thursday night keynote (10mins each)

Mike Carey, Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (Physical Education)

Dr. Matt Herring, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick (Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Dr. Elaine Murtagh, Department of Arts Education and Physical Education, Mary Immaculate College (Physical Activity)

Dr. Johann Issartel, Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University (Youth Sport)

Dr. Barry Lamb, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology (Active Schools / Transport)

10.40 - 11.00am         Snack Break 

11.00 - 12.00pm         Round Table discussions linked to discipline responses

12.00 - 1.00pm          Concurrent Sessions   

1.00 - 2.00pm            Lunch and Poster Presentations

2.00 - 3.00pm            Concurrent Sessions 

3.05 - 4.00pm            World Cafe focused on Health and Well-Being: A PEPAYS Ireland Agenda?

4.00pm                     Closing

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Health and Well-Being:

A PEPAYS Ireland Agenda?

 

15th – 16th June, 2017

 

Important Dates

  • 18th May 2017: Deadline for poster, oral, and symposia abstracts
  • 24th May 2017: Notice of acceptance of abstracts
  • 1st May to 14th June 2017: Pre-Registration

 

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentations that fit at least one of the research categories listed below;

 

    • Health and Well-Being
    • Inclusion in physical education, physical activity and sport 
    • Developing Talent
    • Learning to Teach
    • Active Schools – Active Communities
    • Coaching Effectiveness

 

Click HERE for Submission Guidelines

A provisional outline for the FORUM can be found HERE

For further information please contact:

            Dr. Deborah Tannehill

Forum Director

PEPAYS Ireland Research Centre

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

University of Limerick

Limerick

Phone: 0857150406          
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Mission

To use high-quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to shape, influence and inform policy and practice relating to advancing the health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

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