25-28 July 2018 | Edinburgh


AIESEP is pleased to announce the first Primary Physical Education Seminar as a part of the 2018 World Congress in Edinburgh


When is the Primary Physical Education Seminar?

The seminar will start at 0930 on Wednesday 25th July 2018 until 1600.

Venue - Outreach Centre Room B1.11.

What are the aims of the Primary Physical Education Seminar?

The Primary Physical Education Seminarhas two specific aims:

  1. To create a networking space for all teacher educators, researchers, academics and doctoral/postgraduate students with a specific interest in primary physical education
  2. To discuss key issues influencing the future global development of primary physical education.  A particular focus will be on primary physical education curriculum, professional learning and advocacy.

Where is the Primary Physical Education Seminar being held?

The venue for the Primary Physical Education Seminar is the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.  This is a 10 minute walk from the AIESEP World Congress venue and accommodation.

How much will the Primary Physical Education Seminar cost for delegates?

The cost of the Primary Physical Education Seminar is £20 per delegate to cover amenities, lunch and refreshments. 

How can I register for the Primary Physical Education Seminar?

Registration for the Primary Physical Education Seminaris one of the options on the AIESEP World Congress Registration Page

Who is organising the Primary Physical Education Seminar?

The seminar is being organised jointly by the European Primary Physical Education Network (EPPEN) and the Developmental Physical Education Group (DPEG) at the University of Edinburgh.

If you require any further information about the Primary Physical Education Seminar please contact Dr Nicola Carse at Nicola.Carse@ed.ac.uk


The aim of the seminar is to encourage debate and discussion on primary physical education around three main areas:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Teacher Learning
  • Advocacy


Arrival and Registration

09:30 – 10:00



Session 1: Curriculum and Pedagogy

led by Dr. Tim Fletcher (Brock University, Canada) and Dr. Déirdre Ní Chróinín (Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Ireland)

11:00 – 11:30



Session 2: Professional Learning and Initial Teacher Education (Choose 1)

Teacher Professional Learning

led by Dr. Missy Parker(University of Limerick) and Dr. Kevin Patton (California State University)

Initial Teacher Education

led by Dr. Maura Coulter, Dr. Frances Murphy and Susan Marron (Dublin City University)

12:30 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15 

Session 3: Round Tables (Choose 1)

  •   Primary Physical Education in Europe

Dr. Claude Scheuer (University of Luxembourg)

  •   'Generation Next: The future of Primary Physical Education in England'

Primary Physical   Education Initial Teacher Education in England

Dr. Vicky Randall and Dr Emile Bojesen (University of Winchester)

  •   Physical Literacy and Primary Physical   Education in Wales

Dr. Nalda Wainwright (University of Wales Trinity St David)

  •   Practitioner Inquiry in Primary Physical   Education

Dr. Nicola Carse (University of Edinburgh) and teachers from Edinburgh practitioner inquiry   network

14:15 – 14:30



Session 4: Advocacy

led by Prof. Jeanne Keay (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr. Nicola Carse (University of Edinburgh)

15:30 – 16:15

Discussion – where next…