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4th CIAPSE Congress: Education and Physical Activity in Childhood: Current Challenges and Perspectives

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Event date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022 02:00 pm - Friday, 09 September 2022 05:00 pm
Place: Campus Belval
Maison du Savoir (3rd floor)
2, avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Like most school subjects and their respective mother sciences and research areas, physical education faces severe challenges caused by recent political and social developments. Due to the implementation of international guidelines and increased immigration, inclusion and intercultural learning, as well as corresponding teacher training, will be critical issues for the educational sciences in general and for physical education in particular.

This applies also to the use of new information and communication technology. How, how often, under what conditions and for what purpose should tools such as tablets, software apps and activity trackers be used by physical education teachers and other physical activity educators and practitioners? What are the benefits and the risks? However, the most relevant problem the field of physical education and physical activity is currently confronted with is the changing physical activity behaviour of children and youth, particularly in developed countries.

A joint effort of researchers, educationalists, politicians, and teachers is needed to determine the causes of young people’s physical inactivity and develop effective strategies and programmes that can be implemented in school as well as community settings in general.

At the 4th CIAPSE Congress in Luxembourg, leading researchers and educationalists from all over Europe will address these challenges and developments and present innovative concepts.

The main topics and sub-themes are:

  • The Promotion of Physical Activity and Play in Children 
  • Physical Literacy in Children 
  • Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education 
  • Physical Education Teacher Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education 
  • Physical Activity in Active School Settings 
  • Physical Activity for Health Promotion and Active Community in a Sustainable and Healthy World 
  • Intercultural Learning, Diversity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Physical Activity 
  • Physical Education, Physical Activity and New Technologies

A pre-congress Seminar on Early Childhood will take place on 6 September 2022, hosted by AIESEP SIG and CEREPS.

Keynote Speakers

  • Daniel Casas Valle, Urban dynamics
  • Christian Herrmann, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
  • Jackie Goodway, The Ohio State University
  • Amika Singh, Mulier instituut

For more information on the congress, the venue, accommodation etc., please visit the congress website.

For any inquiries please email ciapse4[@]uni.lu.