‘The Positioning of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and the Potential for Engagement with other Sub-Disciplines’ by National Institute of Education (NIE)

Time: 27 February 2020 (Thursday), 10.30am to 1pm

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‘The Positioning of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and the Potential for Engagement with other Sub-Disciplines’ by National Institute of Education (NIE)

(For All NROC Coaches)


This lecture is Part 3 of the 3-parts 11th E.W. Barker professorship lecture series.

The presentation is concerned with the positioning of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) and the potential for engagement with other (sub)disciplines. Kirk and Haerens (2014) note a concern about the extent to which research in PESP appears to be less frequently cited, having less impact in the field of school physical education and sport more broadly. Acknowledging differences in contexts, the purpose of this presentation is to consider how PESP, while maintaining a collective identity, can most effectively develop a capacity to engage with academic and institutional changes in productive, proactive ways. This entails considering extending the groups or communities in which PESP is represented to increase the potential to access substructures with other academic communities. That is, ‘adjoining territories’ (Becher & Trowler, 2001) that afford us access to opportunities that we would be unlikely to secure as a freestanding international community. There would be an anticipation of making connections that allow collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines and related professions. This could result in a ‘give and take’ if you will; a reciprocated relationship that would increase the meaningfulness, visibility and credibility of PESP and, in turn, PESP doing the same for other disciplines.

About the Presenter

This lecture will be delivered by Professor Ann MacPhail (Head of Department (Physical Education and Sport Sciences), Limerick University). Prior to joining the department, Professor MacPhail was a Research Associate at Loughborough University for over 3 years. She has a B.Ed (Honours) Physical Education Degree from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. Professor MacPhail is External Examiner for the PGCE Secondary (Physical Education) programme at the University of Chichester, UK, the MA Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and External Examiner within the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Professor MacPhail is Associate Editor for the journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Professor MacPhail is also Associate Editor Revista Pedagogica ADAL / ADAL Pedagogy Journal.

Date and Time

27 February 2020 (Thursday), 10.30am to 1pm [CANCELLED]

Lunch will be served at 12pm


Lecture Theatre 2

National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk

Singapore 637616



CCE Hours

1 hour


Thank you for your interest. This workshop has been cancelled.


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