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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)

SIG Convenors

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Annette Stride, Dr

Principal Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University

Annette joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2007 and is a Principal Lecturer in the Physical Education Academic Group in the Carnegie School of Sport. As Course Director she teaches on, and oversees provision of, the Physical Education...

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Tom Quarmby, Dr

Reader at Leeds Beckett University

Tom is a Reader in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University. Broadly, his research explores the role and value of Physical Education, physical activity and sport for youth from socially...

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Julie Stirrup, Dr

Lecturer at Loughborough University

Julie is a lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Loughborough University. Julie’s research centres on Physical Education, physical development and its role within young people lives from the early years through to secondary...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Conference 2023 – Call for Abstract Reviewers

6 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Would you be willing to act as a reviewer for abstracts submitted to the BERA Annual Conference 2023? To be involved, you will need to: be a BERA Member be available to referee abstracts...

Upcoming event

Summer 2021

The serious side of nature, outdoor learning & play International perspectives Research Intelligence issue 147 The special section in this issue looks beyond the dominant Eurocentric and...

Research Intelligence27 May 2021