Hear from key professionals and stakeholders in PE from around the world talking about the things you are passionate about.

Seeing players as learners

In this video, we want you to be thinking about how you focus on your players’ needs and how you engage all players within your team.

In the first part, I’ll look at the features of quality practice, specifically in 3 areas: activity, social and creativity

To be a good or outstanding teacher do you always need to be innovative?

This was a key question that this debate at the British Educational Research Association conference in Leeds 2016 addressed. Indeed, while there is a tendency to always think of innovation as a ‘good thing’, the debate highlights how innovation can also be bad or dangerous.

As such, the debate highlights how our focus should rest on the mechanisms that can most effectively support teachers to engage with the innovation/change agenda.

Wearable technology

Wearable technology has become increasingly popular in recent years. Devices such as the FitBit, Jawbone and NikeFuel Band are being marketed as tools that can enhance participation in, and motivation for, physical activity. Adolescents are being targeted as consumers of these devices and physical education has been positioned as an educational space in which these devices could be used. Yet the evidence-base on whether physical activity or motivation is impacted is limited.

In this presentation, Dr Charlotte Kerner (Edge Hill University) and Dr Vicky Goodyear (University of Birmingham) examine the motivational and pedagogical implications of FitBits in physical education. 

Social media, apps, and wearable technologies; ethical dilemmas in physical activity and health education

There is a growing body of literature dealing with the ethical issues of conducting digital and Internet-based research, yet relatively little has been written about social media, mobile applications (apps), and self-tracking wearable devices (for example, Fit Bits). In this video, Dr Vicky Goodyear considers, what ethical dilemmas might researchers face in using social media, apps, and wearable devices?; and what types of ethical procedures should be considered?.

Three case studies are presented to explore these questions (i) PE teachers and social media; (ii) adolescents and FitBits; and (iii) ‘Big Data’ from Twitter.

Google Hangout
14th July

To deliver outstanding PE lessons, this hangout focussed on how PE teachers can respond to young people’s learning needs effectively.

The Hangout was chaired by Vicky Goodyear and the panel included Adam Llevo (@MrAdamPE), Amanda Stanec (@MoveLiveLearn), Ashley Casey (@DrAshCasey), Jo Bailey (@LovePhyEd) & Justin Schleider (@SchleiderJustin).

Key topics included, parental support, competent bystanders, physical literacy & Cooperative Learning.