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PESP Invisible College 2016

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This year’s Invisible College promises to be one of the highlights of the PESP calendar and colleagues from the world of sport, physical education and all related disciplines are warmly invited to join this exciting and interesting event. As ever we have an excellent scholar lecture, from Professor Ann McPhail, who will draw on her research and considerable understanding and experience of PESP to provide a stimulating start to the day. As well as debate, discussion and PPD in abundance there are also good networking opportunities as we are expecting PESP friends from around the country as well as our strong international contingent. This year, there is a focus on innovation in PESP and research Impact and ethics. We do hope you will join us for the day!port, national and international will attend.

We hope colleagues of all experience, from PE and sport, national and international will attend.

Scholar Lecture:
PESP and the three A’s: Apprenticeship, Academia and Administration.
Ann MacPhail is Professor of Physical Education and Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland. In this year’s Scholar Lecture Ann will consider three key areas of PESP that, she argues, demand our attention. 


09.45 Coffee and Networking
10.20 Welcome and Introductions

PESP Scholar lectureDr Ann McPhail: Drawing on her experience of over 10  years in PESP, Ann will utilise her experiences and research, and that of others, to make the argument  that the three A’s are of central importance to PESP as we take PESP forward in challenging times.

Ann will be introduced by Professor David Kirk

11.30 Short Break
11.45 Making it Count:  Impact in PESP research – Symeon Dagkas
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Ethics and PESP Research – Rachel Sandford
14.45 Short Break
14.50 Innovations in PE teaching – Ashley Casey and Vicky Goodyear
16.05 PESP Reviewer Awards
16.15 Plenary
16.30 Event closes

Evening event – Legendary PESP social (details to follow on the day)