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.

PEPAYS Ireland is seeking a new Co-Director

The Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Ireland Research Centre is seeking a new Co-Director

The mission of PEPAYS Ireland is use high quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to share, 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 (www.pepaysireland.com ). PEPAYS Ireland has members conducting research within and across two research clusters: (1) Facilitating Learning through Teaching, Coaching, and Inclusion, (2) Active Schools, Active Communities.

Responsibilities of the Co-Directors are to:

  • Provide strategic leadership to PEPAYS Ireland
  • Drive implementation of the PEPAYS Ireland strategic plan
  • Extend national and international research networks connected to PEPAYS Ireland
  • Serve as liaison and support to the PEPAYS Ireland Advisory Board
  • Set the agenda and chair PEPAYS Ireland cluster chair meetings
  • Serve as line manager for the PEPAYS Ireland PhD studentship

Requirements for Application

We welcome applications from individuals who:

  • are committed to building research capacity and collaborations focussed on research needs nationally and internationally while providing a supportive research structure that nurtures new researchers and emerging research topics in the field.
  • are currently involved with PEPAYS Ireland and an active researcher in one of the PEPAYS Ireland cluster areas.

Terms of Reference

The Co-Director will be appointed to a three year term. The Co-Director will work alongside the existing Co-Director, Ann MacPhail, initially. Ideally the Co-Directors should represent two different institutions/organisations.

Application Procedure

A letter of application accompanied by a brief (2-3 page) CV. Email your expression of interest and CV no later than 27th March 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Informal inquiries about the role can be directed to Elaine Murtagh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ann MacPhail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

IPPEA Conference 2017

This years the Irish Primary PE Association (IPPEA) conference will take place in Croke Park on the 11th of March. The theme of this years conference is "Time to change the game? Re-imagining primary PE" - please click here for more details.

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Joao Costa

PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce the next speaker in our Guest Lecture Series, Dr. João Costa, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal. The presentation will take on

Wednesday 1st February at 12pm in UL, (Room P1007). 

 

The title of Joao's presentation is "Curricular and Pedagogical Development of Physical Education in Portugal: An invitation for an international discussion"

 

Abstract: This presentation will introduce the Portuguese view of Physical Education, expressed in its mandatory curriculum, implemented in the beginning of the 1990’s, and subsequently refined and updated. The presentation starts by establishing the context in which Physical Education is currently developed, exploring three core themes: a) the founding principles of the syllabus, b) its curriculum structure, and c) the teaching possibilities it offers. For each theme, small illustrations will be provided. Deeper exploration of the third will provide examples of planning, teaching and assessment aligned to this view. In doing so, the presentation seeks to invite discussion based on the confrontation of scientific and practical experience the audience have been exposed to in delivering curriculum.

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr. Mary L. Henninger and Dr. Karen P. Richardson

PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce the following presentation which will take place on 

Wednesday 8th February at 4pm in UL (P1007)

as part of the Guest Lecture Series

Title: Tactical decision making competence in physical education

   

Dr. Mary L. Henninger (left), Associate Professor, Illinois State University & Dr. Karen P. Richardson (right), Professor, Bridgewater State University 

 

Competence in sport-related games refers to not only being able to perform a particular set of skills but also to know what to do and when to do so in the complex context of game play (Grehaigne, Richard, & Griffin, 2005). Learning, from a constructivist perspective, includes both an implicit understanding of pertinent information and an explicit application of that understanding during game play (Light, 2008). Researchers have noted that it is imperative that educators find ways to help students make conscious the knowledge and understanding they use implicitly to solve tactical problems during game play if learning is to be fully facilitated (Rink, 2010). This presentation will highlight two related areas of research focused on the evolution of research related to a) fostering the development of tactical decision making competence (TDC), and b) designing modified games called adaptation games, framed by complexity thinking (Pagnano Richardson, Sheehy & Hopper, 2013; Henninger & Pagnano Richardson, 2016) . TDC development in physical education teacher education and in K-12 physical education will be discussed.

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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