Conference – Physical Education and School Sport in Challenging Times

28th Jun 2012 - 8:45am - 3:30pm

Edge Hill University

This 2nd Annual Conference, hosted by Edge Hill University’s PE and School Sport
Forum, is an opportunity for teachers, University lecturers and Higher Education
students to share findings from both academic research and current
school-based practice.

cuts in government funding and a new National Curriculum looming PE and School
Sport is undoubtedly facing a time of considerable change. This conference will
discuss how the PE profession should react to such challenges both from a
national and international perspective. Delegates are invited to just attend
and/or contribute towards this general theme.

programme includes lectures by keynote speakers, seminars delivered by
university lecturers and school teachers, and opportunities for poster

Programme Outline

  • 8:45am
  • 9:30am
    Welcome from Edge Hill University Physical Education staff
  • 9:45am
    Keynote Speaker
  • 10:45am
    Session One Seminars
  • 11:45am
  • 12:00pm
    Session Two Seminars
  • 1pm
    Lunch and Poster Sessions
  • 2pm
    Keynote Speaker
  • 3:15pm
  • 3:30pm

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ken Green (University of Chester)

Professor Gareth Stratton (Liverpool John Moores University)

reserve your place at this free conference on Thursday 28th June, 2012 at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus, please email providing telephone contact details. The closing date for registration is 30th April 2012.



You are invited to submit
abstracts for oral and/or poster
presentations focussing on any innovations,
developments or research.
Oral presentations will be
allocated 25 minutes each and 10 minutes
for questions.


Abstracts are to be submitted
via email to the Conference organising

The abstract should not be more
than 250 words in length (papers
describing work in progress are eligible)
For educational innovations and developments use the following headings; context and setting; why the innovation/development was introduced; what was done; evaluation of results,

For research use the following
headings are appropriate; background; aims
and objectives; methods; results;
discussion; conclusion.

A panel of assessors will judge
submitted summaries on the following

-Soundness of approach
-Clarity of description of the development, innovation or research project

If a paper is accepted,
presenting authors must register for the
meeting as a delegate. We look forward
receiving your abstract.

Please note; amendments to
abstracts cannot be made after the closing