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10th Nov, 2016

The 2017 AIESEP International Conference will be held November 7-10, 2017, in Gosier, Guadeloupe (FRA) hosted by the Université des Antilles. The theme of the conference is “Cultures, Disciplines, Interactions: Contextualizing Diversity in Physical Activities and Physical education” with sub-themes of: (a) Diversity in Physical Education and Sport: Opportunities and Challenges for Sport Pedagogy, (b) Learner Identities within Physical Education and Sport: Overtaking Inequities, (c) Cultural Competencies in Teacher and Coach Education, and (d) Inclusion Policies in Physical Education and Sport Practices. Diversity is understood in a broad sense that integrates the teaching of sport and physical education.

The call of abstract opened on 1 November 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2017. Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2017.

You can access the conference website at the following address: aiesepguadeloupe2017.wordpress.com

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

AIESEP 2017 Abstract Submission – Nov 1st

8th Aug 2016

The 2017 AIESEP World Conference will be held November 7-10, 2017, in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe (FRA) hosted by the Université des Antilles.  The theme of the Conference is “Cultures, Disciplines, Interactions: Contextualizing Diversity in Physical Activities and Physical Education” with sub-themes of:

(a) Diversity in Physical Education and Sport: Opportunities and Challenges for Sport Pedagogy,

(b) Learner Identities within Physical Education and Sport: Overtaking Inequities,

(c) Cultural Competencies in Teacher and Coach Education, and

(d) Inclusion Policies in Physical Education and Sport Practices.

The Keynote speakers are: Cécilia Borges (University of Montréal, CAN) Peter Hastie (Auburn University, USA), Cheryl Michelle Walter (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, ZAF), and Loïc Wacquant (University of California, Berkeley, USA).

Abstract submission opens November 1, 2016.  For more information please contact Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Marie-Paule Poggi ([email protected]) or the Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Frédéric Anciaux ([email protected]).

 

AIESEP Early Years SIG

6th July, 2016

At the AIESEP international conference in Laramie the AIESEP Early Years SIG organised its first one-day pre-conference seminar. Approximately 25 participants took part in intensive discussions. We heard interesting, multicultural perspectives and experiences from early years contexts. Len Almond (UK) presented the concept of purposeful physical play, Debra Vinci and colleagues (US) presented an intervention among early educators, Arja Sääkslahti (FIN) shed light on the ideology of Scandinavian day care, while Ingunn Fjortoft’s (NO) presentation focused on affordances in the outdoors. Boris Jidovtseff (BE) described excellent examples of how to modify indoor facilities for little children, Mary Vandermeulen (BE) outlined related principles for water environment and Christine De Martelaer (BE) addressed safety issues in water activities. At the end of an interesting and informative day there were group discussions around these topics.

The symposium identified many topics which require further discussions and clarification. There is a need for consensus regarding terminology – how to describe young children’s physical activity and day care systems as well as the age range of children in different cultures.

The AIESEP Early Years SIG will be involved in the CIAPSE 2 Congress (Children’s Physical Activity and Sport 2) in Jyvaskyla on January 26-28, 2017. The SIG team will organise a thematic meeting as a part of this congress. The topic of this symposium will be “PE in early years – what are the guidelines/curriculum and what are the practices?”

During AIESEP 2017, the SIG will also have a thematic session as a follow up to the CIAPSE 2 Congress.  At future AIESEP conferences the Early Years SIG will plan a number of themed symposia regarding which all members of the SIG will be consulted.