Mary O'Sullivan (IRL) And Keh Nyit Chin (MYS)

Mary O’Sullivan

Mary O’SullivanMary O’Sullivan is Professor of Physical Education and Youth Sport at the University of Limerick in Ireland. She completed two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences and was the founder and Founder of the Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PE PAYS) Research Centre in 2005, now a national research centre. Mary served as Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University, in the USA for 20 years. Her research interests relate to teaching and teacher education in Physical Education with and specific interests in policy, communities of practice, student voice in the curriculum, curriculum innovation, and teacher education accreditation.

Keh Nyit Chin

Keh Nyit ChinKeh Nyit Chin, Ph.D., is a professor of physical education Department at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. She has held teaching, research, and administrative appointments at the university. Dr. Keh received her master and doctoral degrees from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. She has coauthored numerous book chapters and journal articles related to physical education teaching and physical fitness. Dr. Keh has and continues to be involved in research in physical education teaching strategies included TGfU and inclusive teaching for students with disability. She has secured funds from the National Science Council for a 3-year research project on TGfU, a 2-year research project on Model-based instruction (TPSR): Gender awareness and interaction in physical education, and from Ministry of Education for a 5-year research project on Physical Fitness Testing for Student with Disability. Besides, she is responsible for training in-service physical teachers on TGfU and promoting the use of this cognitive approach in Taiwan. In the past 5 years, she trained pre- and in service PE teachers to use TPSR in different level of schools responding to the call for promote Moral Education. Presently she is the president of Taiwan Adapted physical Activity Association and honorary president of Taiwan Sport Pedagogy Association, and serves as a member on the PE and Health Education Counseling Committee for Taiwan Education Ministry. Currently she is the Secretary General of ISCPES and the board member of IAPESGW, actively working to bring sports to elderly females and females with disability in Taiwan.

Current Challenges and Opportunities for Pedagogies of Physical Education

Abstract: The question of what to teach in physical education has gained a lot of attention traditionally. In this keynote the focus will be on the challenges and opportunities for Physical Education in contemporary schools and countries. Perspectives from different parts of the world will be shared by the two keynote speakers with particular focus on challenges and opportunities that new pedagogies and instructional models present for physical education in contemporary schools.