Delegates arrive at a local elementary school to experience first hand the implementation of the best practices concepts they have been discussing
Stundents particiapating in a demonstration of traditional physical education programming
Students are then shown and participate in a Brain Breaks Demonstration
Local Media is present.
Invited delegates were treated to local cuisine, healthy snacks, and skilled activity demonstrations taught by highly qualified Physical Education Teachers
Under the guidance of Dr. Chris Edginton and Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (USA), health, leisure and physical education delegates from different countries throughout the world formed eight round table discussion groups. Scientific Advisors and Future Leaders/Volunteers (FLV) addressed the topics of how technology, community networking, best practices, and strategic implementation could improve overall wellbeing in their schools and communities, from a local to global perspective.
The following questions were explored:
a. Are you using technology to support individualized processes and assessment based on appropriate measurable performance-based goals tied to standards which promote accountability?
b. Do you use technology to accentuate learning opportunities which link practice to theory?
A lively World Cup debate creates great camaraderie among the global sport and leisure leaders.
a. Is your health and physical education program linked with community-based networking which promotes cultural competence and role-modeling?
b. Do you promote a holistic approach to implementing a healthy program within your community which serves to advocate, educate, and develop individuals to incorporate physical activities into their daily lives through formal and informal education?
Round table discussion groups shared ideas and best practices from their local communities that could be shared in other schools and communities around the world: local to global.
Best practice/ good practice
a. Have you redesigned your health and physical education curriculum to promote an active student-centered learning orientation which empowers individuals to develop healthy active lifestyles and which requires the integration of skill development, physical fitness, health literacy, nutrition, and leisure planning?
b. Have you created a positive learning-centered environment which encourages fun while at the same time reflects best/good practice to encourage individuals to become active participants in the learning process?
Developing strategies based on discussion group input
What can we do from here?
a. What should the next steps be taken on the local level to encourage more effective health and physical education programs?
b. What should the next steps be taken on the global level to encourage more effective health and physical education programs?
c. What should the next steps be taken to transform health and physical education teacher preparation regionally, nationally, and on a global basis?
After conference discussions at the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy 2016- Technology, Networking and Best Practice in Physical Education and Health: Local to Global, Dr. Giyasettin Demirhan summarized the final consensus statement that was published in the International Journal of Physical Education.”