AIESEP - University of Birmingham Specialist Seminar 2012

Horton Grange, University of Birmingham
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Thursday 29th (12:00) - Saturday 31st March 2012 (12:00)
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Simon Briercliffe, MSc/PGDip Sport Coaching Programme Administrator Tel: +44(0)121 414 4451 Email:

‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’: Defining the Field

This event is an AIESEP Specialist Research Seminar. A Specialist Research Seminar is a meeting of experts with an interest in tackling questions or issues related to a specific research topic. The Seminar is limited to 50 participants, and it takes the form of short expert inputs followed by working groups.


The purpose of the Seminar is to produce a position statement on the topic which is published and made available to the wider academic community on the AIESEP website. It is anticipated that this position statement will lead to further debate on the development of the field of Sport & Exercise Pedagogy and its role in the preparation of teachers, coaches and other sport/exercise professionals. Dissemination to other interested academic communities is also planned.

Key questions to be addressed in this Seminar: 

  • What is ‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’…or what could it be?... and how does it articulate with its key intellectual communities?
  • How can Sport & Exercise Pedagogy be strengthened as a (sub) discipline at university level?
  • How can Sport & Exercise Pedagogy underpin the professionalism of teachers, coaches and other physical activity professionals?
  • What are the most pressing questions to be addressed by Sport & Exercise Pedagogy researchers over the next ten years?

The seminar will be held at Hornton Grange which is part of the conference facilities on the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.

For further information, view the AIESEP seminar page within the Department of Sport Pedagogy.