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Special Interest Group

Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy

This SIG embraces educational research in the areas of physical education and sport in schools; physical education initial teacher training; and continuing professional development for teachers and other professionals working in physical education and school sport settings. The aims of the SIG are:

  • to provide a national forum for educational research in physical education and sport pedagogy
  • to stimulate collaborative, high quality research amongst SIG members
  • to prompt and co-ordinate communication between SIG members and key stakeholders and funding agencies in the areas of physical education and sport in schools, physical education initial teacher training, and continuing professional development for teachers and other professionals working in physical education and school sport settings
  • to raise awareness of research in physical education and sport pedagogy amongst wider educational communities
  • to prompt collaboration between SIG members and educational researchers working in other subject areas on issues of common interest/concern
  • to create a point of contact for comparable groups within educational research associations internationally (such as AARE and AERA)