Delegates visit Cahit Zarifoglu Elementary School and Fevzi Ozbey Middle School to experience first-hand the implementation of theories and best-practices that are being discussed at the conference.
Delegates arrive at a local elementary school to experience first hand the implementation of the best practices concepts they have been discussing
From the moment guests exit the bus students , teachers, and community engaged everyone to join in and dance.
Students participating in a demonstration of traditional physical education programming taught by highly qualified Physical Education Teachers.
Students also participate in a Brain Breaks demonstration with content created by FLV’s.
Delegates observing and interacting with teachers, students, and parents.
Local Media is always present.
Invited delegates are treated to local cuisine prepared by school parents demonstrating the importance of understanding dietary restrictions and cultural significance.
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 are divided into eight round table discussion groups. Scientific Advisors and Future Leaders/Volunteers (FLV) address 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 are 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 share 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 summarizes the final consensus statement that was published in the International Journal of Physical Education.”
GoFPEP 2016 forum chairman Dr. Giyasettin Demirhan and Dr. Ming Kai Chin welcome all invited guests and leading experts who discuss the barriers and present solutions on ways to improve the wellbeing of students as discussed in the previous GoFPEP.
Delegates are tasked with preparing a 15 min PPT web cam presentation as an illustrative example of research entwined school and community best practices highlighting technology and community networking. Program outcomes will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to health and physical education program development, implementation, and teacher training.
Throughout the Forum international delegates exchange ideas and showcasing models backed by research
GoFPEP 2016 kicks-off with the honorable Tayyip Kahyaoglu outlining the importance of wellbeing education for students in schools and how it affects communities and the Turkish government. Dr. Giyasettin Demirhan opened GoFPEP 2016 and delegates enjoyed local dance and music performed by a children’s dance troupe.
Kids dance group
A tour of the Exercise Science Lab at Turkish University gives Future Leaders and Invited Speakers an opportunity to exchange ideas with Turkish Sport Scientist
Delegates tour the city with FLV and students to better understand the importance community plays in health cities
The tour includes a view overlooking Ankara providing deletes an amazing perspective of the city and the healthy communities that reside in it
Hosted dinners are designed for further discussion and bonding. The foundation understands the importance of everyone embracing the language and culture of Turkey
When you are a Physical Education and Sport Scientist, you always find time to be active!
Friday night dinner is hosted at Snowland demonstrating Turkeys commitment to activity facilities in communities
Always more activity!
The journey and growth of the Future Leaders/Volunteers was on full display in Turkey. Throughout the Forum they display and showcase leadership, establish friendships and highlight the relationship between university, school, and community.
Pre-conference gathering of FLV and Scientific Advisors connect and engage participants in discussions, sharing ideas of best practices for activity, social and emotional programming in schools.
Team leaders constantly search for cultural understanding with an exchange of ideas.
The always multi-talented FLVs demonstrate, perform, and showcase the importance that art and dance play in all active communities
FLVs connect and carry the torch for real change as leaders of the GCH.