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2015 Young Scholar Award Winners

25th February, 2015

The AIESEP Young Scholar Committee has completed the evaluation process of 2015 applications. We received 12 applications from 12 different countries from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. After thorough evaluation, 5 young scholars whose academic interests focus on physical education and sport pedagogy were selected for the Award. Prize-winners receive a waiver of their registration fees and formal recognition at the 2015 Madrid AIESEP Conference. Here are our AIESEP Young Scholar Award 2015 prize-winners:

Alexandre Mouton, University of Liege, Belgium

Victoria Anne Goodyear, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Lee Schaefer, University of Regina, Canada

Christian Herrmann, University of Basel, Switzerland

Michalis Stylianou, University of Queensland, Australia


Congratulations and all the best in your further academic careers!

Wyoming 2016 – theme announced

27th January, 2015

The theme of the 2016 AIESEP Conference, due to take place in Laramie, Wyoming, on June 9th-12th 2016, has been announced as ‘Blazing New Trails: Future Directions for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Activity’. For more information on the event see here.

Margaret Talbot 1946-2014

2nd December, 2014

It is with great sadness that AIESEP has learned that ICSSPE President, Professor Margaret Talbot OBE, passed away on Tuesday 2 December 2014, following a long illness.

Margaret Talbot was a life-long advocate and activist for equity in sport and physical education, and fought continually to defend the statutory entitlement to quality physical education around the world.  She was the author of numerous books, research reports and international policy documents, all of which expressed her strong sympathy for communities in need, for women, persons with disabilities and children.

Margaret Talbot was elected President of ICSSPEin 2009. Prior to this, she was Vice President for Education from 1999 until 2008. Prof. Talbot had also been President of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women from 1997 to 2005.  In addition to her voluntary positions, she had been Chief Executive of the Central Council of Physical Recreation, and the Association for Physical Education, both based in the United Kingdom.  She was also Chair of the Education Committee of the International Paralympic Committee. Earlier in her outstanding career, Margaret Talbot had been Carnegie Research Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, where she was also the Head of Sport.  Before that, she had worked at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds.  For her extra-ordinary services to physical education and sport, Margaret Talbot was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1993.

As ICSSPE President, Prof Talbot had many dealings with AIESEP and,  in addition to being an inspirational colleague, many members counted her a friend. AIESEP extends heartfelt condolences to Margaret’s family, especially her husband, David.