PHILIPPINES HOSTS FIRST INTERNATIONAL SPORT PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE
Educators to retool Physical Education and School Sports in Asia
Quezon City, Philippines － The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK) and the Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) are in deep preparations for the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016 — the first-ever 3-day international academic sporting event to be held in the Philippines.
Entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” the international confab will be held from November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP campus in Quezon City. Foreign and local sports experts and educators will take part in the event.
The conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students and looks to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates. Participants will hear meaningful and substantial lectures and get training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines.
“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and workshops and will open up opportunities for them to showcase their research papers and posters,” said UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer. The event is focused on improving sports education in the country.
Since 2012, UP-CHK has been organizing the National Conference on Sport Pedagogy which has been well-attended by physical educators, sport science practitioners, coaches and human movement specialists from all over the Philippines.
Now that it has gone international, the conference has a bevy of 20+ foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of 850+ participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other international institutions.
Co-presented by MILO Philippines, and with GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as its assisting sponsors so far, ICSPHW 2016 is offering special early bird rates to registrants until August 30th. Ticket prices for the 3-day affair are PHP4,500 for local participants and PHP3,000 for undergraduate students.
P.E. Plus is the International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness 2016’s official theme. For more information, visit www.peplus.ph, www.facebook.com/NCSPofficial, or call us at +63977 831 8749.
About UP College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK)
The UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics (CHK) is one of the leading academic institutions in the Philippines which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Physical Education, Sports and Human Movement Sciences. It has produced graduates who are now leaders and key administrators shaping the physical education, sports and exercise programs in various institutions nationwide. Currently it is composed of 33 full-time faculty members who specialize in sports coaching/officiating and instruction, strength and conditioning, dance and fitness instruction, outdoor recreation and management, and sports and exercise psychology.
About Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil)
SportPhil is an organization that assists and promotes excellence in sport management, science and business – combining foreign and local expertise. Founded by Ms. Geraldine Bernardo, a one-time executive director of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and former national athlete herself, SportPhil is a recognized member of the Asian Association of Sport Management (AASM) and an affiliate of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). To learn more visit www.sportphil.com, or call us at +63977 831 8749.