Opening Ceremony of the Third International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science 2010 - "Youth in Physical Education and Sports"

Opening Ceremony of the Third International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science 2010 - "Youth in Physical Education and Sports"

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

1. Over 1,086 participants, including 523 overseas delegates from 30 countries representing 240 universities, institutions and research centres, will gather for the Third International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS) 2010 to be held from 25 to 28 May 2010 at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore.

2. Organised by NIE, the conference theme, "Youth in Physical Education and Sport", which is most apt as youths from all over the world prepare to participate in the inaugural Youth Olympics Games to be hosted by Singapore from 14 August 2010.

3. ICPESS 2010 aims to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas, research and best practices among higher learning institutes, health and sports organisations, thus promoting quality of physical education and sports as well as foster friendship across the world.

4. The opening ceremony of the conference will be graced by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, at Suntec City Exhibition Hall, on the evening of 25 May 2010, 5.30 pm. The opening ceremony is a joint event with Singapore’s first Youth Sports Conference, jointly organised by the Minsitry of Education, Singapore and Victoria Junior College, in partnership with Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Programme of the opening ceremony is at Annexe A.

5. Three keynote speakers from United Kingdom, Australia and USA will be presenting at the conference on topics ranging from youth sports, pedagogy in sports science and sports development. These three keynote addresses will highlight best practices and creative innovations to engage youth in Physical Education and in Sports Science. The profiles of the speakers and synopses of their addresses are available in Annexe B.

6. 446 papers will be presented in the form of keynote, invited presentations, symposia, workshops, free communications and poster presentations. The details of the conference programme are available at:

Highlights of ICPESS Workshops

25 May 2010, 9.00am to 10.30am, NIE Hockey Pitch
By Assistant Professor Thomas Browne, NIE
Topic: Innovative Games

Synopsis of the workshop
A snapshot of New Games combined with Technical Remediation Task Cards will be presented and participants are encouraged to enjoy games played across the games categories (target, striking and fielding, net/wall and invasion games). During the workshop there will be a consideration of how wider educational outcomes might be promoted and assessed. "SportSence" an innovative combination of curriculum models will be showcased to provide stimulus and experiences employing game play scenarios requiring individual and team role play.

The workshop will be practical (not performance based) as ideas related to sequence, scope and the employment of different pedagogies will be explored and demonstrated. Opportunities will be afforded to share: innovative organisational strategies, alternative and authentic games and assessment procedures promoting intelligent performance, improved individual and team responsibilities founded on the principles of games play. Participants after an initial theoretical 30 mins session, led by trained Physical Education Specialists, will enjoy 3 x 20 games sessions played across the four games categories employing a Play Practice "SportSence" pedagogy on a rotational basis.