Fiona Catherine Chambers

Director of Sports Studies and Physical Education
Education
1.02 Lucan Place,
Western Rd.
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-2107
E: f.chambers@ucc.ie
Fiona is the Director for Sports Studies and Physical Education in the School of Education at University College Cork.  She is a Senior Lecturer in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education). Fiona is a co-founder of All IslandAll Active with Prof. Deirdre Brennan, University of Ulster.
The new All Island All Active cross border body provides leading academics, practitioners, politicians, policy makers, parents, active sport participants and strategic industry partners a space to collaborate. Together they use
knowledge exchange to shape evidence based teaching and learning strategies to encourage individuals and communities to become and remain physically active across the lifespan, aiming to reach a
'12% increase in physical activity in 12 years'.
Fiona's main research interest is in initial and career-long professional learning for PE teachers and its impact on young people's learning in PE and sport. Fiona has a particular interest in the role of mentor education in developing the pedagogies that PE teachers need to promote the health and wellbeing of pupils. To this end, she developed the Telemachus Mentor Training Programme at UCC (2009) and the Terroir of Mentoring Schematic (in press).

Over the last  years, Fiona has been a Lead/co-lead Researcher on funded projects:
(a) Coca Cola Foundation (€362k) Sport for Life Project (2013 - 2016)
(b) World Anti Doping Agency (55k) (2014-2016)
(c) The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) has recently funded research into effective mentor pedagogies (2012 - 2013 )
(d) The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) funded research into Effective Mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education in Ireland, Northern Ireland and England (2010 -2011)
(e) A Teaching Council bursary which evaluated the development and implementation of  the Telemachus Mentor Training Project at UCC (2009)

Fiona presents her work regularly at international conferences (AIESEP, BERA, AERA, AARE, EERA). 

She is the Link Convenor of  Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy  in the European Educational Research Association (EERA) which will reconvene in Budapest in September 2015.  

Fiona has published extensively in peer reviewed publications.
She is a reviewer for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Sport Education and Society, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, European Physical Education Review, The International Journal of Sport Politics, The Journal for Teaching in Physical Education, The Journal of Sport and Physical Activity, The Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Irish Educational Studies and the American Educational Research Association.


She is a PE Assessor for the Teaching Council of Ireland since 2009.


Fiona is the current Chair of Physical Education Teacher Education Ireland.


She is an External Examiner at Dublin City University, the University of Ulster Jordanstown, the University of Limerick and Cork Institute of Technology.






Fiona's main research interest is in initial and career-long professional learning for PE teachers and its impact on young people's learning in PE and sport. Fiona has a particular interest in the role of mentor education in developing the pedagogies that PE teachers/Coaches need to use sport effectively to promote the health and wellbeing of pupils/athletes. She is co-founder of All Island All Active, Link Convener for the European Educational Research Association Network for Research in Sport Pedagogy and is a Board Member of AIESEP.

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Sport for Life All IslandOther: Not Listed20-SEP-1320-SEP-16€362,000.00
Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice.Miscellaneous01-APR-1231-MAR-13€5,500.00
Effective mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education.Miscellaneous01-APR-1030-JUN-11€1,988.00
The Telemachus Mentor Training ProgrammeOther: Not Listed01-SEP-0901-SEP-10€4,000.00
World Anti Doping Agency: “One Resource Kit for Teachers”Other: Not Listed17-JUN-14€55,000.00

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Learning Wall - A Cauldron of Curriculum and Instructional Models.
Luttrell, S. & Chambers, F.C. (2013) Learning Wall - A Cauldron of Curriculum and Instructional Models. Dublin: e-print.ie. [Details]
(2013)Pathways for Teacher Implementation - Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models.
Luttrell, S. & Chambers, F.C. (2013) Pathways for Teacher Implementation - Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models. Dublin: e-print.ie. [Details]
(2010)It's Your Life: Teachers' Resource Book.
Chambers, F.C. & Stackpoole, A.; (2010) It's Your Life: Teachers' Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2010)It's Your Life: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education.
Chambers, FC; Stackpoole, A; (2010) It's Your Life: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2008)Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2008) Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2008)Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2008) Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2008)Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2008) Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2008)Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2008) Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’. The case for a new integrative sub-discipline in the field of Sport & Exercise Sciences/ Kinesiology/Human Movement Sciences'
Armour, K.M. & Chambers, F.C. (2014) '‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’. The case for a new integrative sub-discipline in the field of Sport & Exercise Sciences/ Kinesiology/Human Movement Sciences'. Sport Education and Society, (Special Issue):1-14 [Details]
(2012)'Progression in physical education teachers’ career-long professional learning: conceptual and practical concerns'
Armour, K., Makopoulou, K. & Chambers, F.C. (2012) 'Progression in physical education teachers’ career-long professional learning: conceptual and practical concerns'. European Physical Education Review, 18 (1):62-77 [Details]
(2012)'School-university partnerships and physical education teacher education student learning: A fruitful division of labour?'
Chambers, F,Armour, K (2012) 'School-university partnerships and physical education teacher education student learning: A fruitful division of labour?'. European Physical Education Review, 18 :159-181 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Mentoring as a profession-building process in physical education teacher education'
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Luttrell, S., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2012) 'Mentoring as a profession-building process in physical education teacher education'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (3):345-362 [Details]
(2011)'Do as we do and not as we say: teacher educators supporting student teachers to learn on teaching practice'
Chambers, FC,Armour, KM; (2011) 'Do as we do and not as we say: teacher educators supporting student teachers to learn on teaching practice'. Sport Education and Society, 16 :527-544 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A., Luttrell, S. & Bleakley, W. (2014) Professional learning for PE teachers/Coaches: An ecological approach to mentoring European Conference on Educational Research Porto, Portugal, , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., Breslin, G. & O'Brien, W. (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid architecture to promote lifelong physical activity European Conference on Educational Research Porto, Portugal, , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid Architecture in physical activity promotion World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Using Curriculum and Instructional Models as Pedagogical and Assessment Tools in Physical Education World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A. & Bleakley, E.W. (2014) Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sport Coaching: Lessons Learned
 - A Conceptual Overview AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sport Coaching: Lessons Learned
 AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Professional learning for PE teachers: An ecological approach to mentoring World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Promoting Numeracy and Literacy through Physical Education Physical Education Association of Ireland Waterford Institute of Technology, [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Curriculum and Instructional Models Physical Education Association of Ireland Waterford Institute of Technology, [Details]
(2013)AIESEP Warsaw
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K.A, Brennan, D.A., Herold, F.A, & Bleakley, E.W. (2013) Developing Effective Mentor Pedagogies to Support Pre-service Teacher Learning on Teaching Practice AIESEP Warsaw Warsaw, , 04-JUL-13 - 07-JUL-13 [Details]
(2013)European Conference in Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P., Armour, K. & Brennan, D.A. (2013) Developing Effective Mentor Pedagogies to Support Pre-service Teacher Learning on Teaching Practice European Conference in Educational Research Istanbul, Turkey, , 09-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13 [Details]
(2013)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Policy, Practice and Partnership: Teaching Physical Activity for Health in Schools European Conference on Educational Research Istanbul, , 10-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13 [Details]
(2013)Institute of Public Health Open Conference
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., Breslin, G. Balanda, K., Donnelly, P. & Smyth, P. (2013) All Island All Active: An innovative top-down/bottom-up cross-border approach to increasing physical activity levels Institute of Public Health Open Conference Croke Park, Dublin, , 08-OCT-13 - 08-OCT-13 [Details]
(2012)European Conference in Educational Research
Chambers, F.C. (2012) ‘Teachers Learning Sport Education: Lessons from Successful Models’ European Conference in Educational Research Cadiz, Spain, , 18-SEP-12 - 21-SEP-12 [Details]
(2012)ICSEMIS - AIESEP Conference July 19-24
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Advanced Sport Pedagogy in a European Context: Case Study - Republic of Ireland ICSEMIS - AIESEP Conference July 19-24 [Details]
(2012)European Conference in Educational Research
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Mentoring Practice in Sport and Physical Education European Conference in Educational Research Cadiz, Spain, , 18-SEP-12 - 21-SEP-12 [Details]
(2012)Australian Association for Research in Education
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Symposium: Storying the Terroir of Mentoring Australian Association for Research in Education Sydney, Australia, , 03-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-12 [Details]
(2012)Arts, Sport and Science for All
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Inclusive Physical Education Arts, Sport and Science for All Cork Education Support Centre, Cork City, , 26-SEP-12 - 26-SEP-12 [Details]
(2012)Australian Association for Research in Education
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A., Herold, F.A. & Luttrell S. (2012) Shaping Teacher Professional Identity through Mentoring Australian Association for Research in Education Sydney, Australia, , 03-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-12 [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick
Walsh, J. & Chambers, F.C.; (2011) The Coaching Nexus: Research into action [LACE Coach Mentoring Programme AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11 [Details]
(2011)European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin 12-16 September
Armour, K., Chambers, F.C., Brandlbredenbeck, H.P., Carraro, A., Haerens, L. & Kirk, D.; (2011) Symposium on Sport and Exercise Pedagogy European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin 12-16 September , 12-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 [Details]
(2011)Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose
Nation, U. & Chambers, F.C.; (2011) Continuing Professional Development: Nurturing the person-pedagogue Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11 [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K, Luttrell, S., Herold, F.A., Bleakley, E.W. & Brennan, D.A.; (2011) The SCoTENS Trilateral Mentoring Project AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11 [Details]
(2010)International Conference in Coach Education
Walsh, J. & Chambers, F.C.; (2010) LACE: An Advanced Pedagogy of Mentoring for Novice Coaches International Conference in Coach Education Arnhem, The Netherlands, , 02-DEC-10 - 04-DEC-10 [Details]
(2010)PE PAYS
Chambers, F.C.; (2010) A Shared Vision for Physical Education Teacher Training in Ireland: The Telemachus Mentor Training Programme PE PAYS University of Limerick, , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10 [Details]
(2010)AIESEP World Congress
Armour, K.M., Chambers, F.C., Walsh, J., Dagkas, S., Templin, T.J., Makopoulou, K. & MacDonald, D.; (2010) Symposium: Teachers, coaches and advanced pedagogies for life-long engagement in physical activity and sport AIESEP World Congress [Details]
(2010)International Conference on Coach Education, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2-4 December
Walsh, J. & Chambers, F.C.; (2010) LACE: An Advanced Pedagogy of Mentoring for Novice Coaches International Conference on Coach Education, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2-4 December [Details]
(2010)Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI)
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S.; (2010) Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI) , 15-OCT-10 - 16-OCT-10 [Details]
(2010)American Educational Research Association Conference
Dagkas, S; MacDonald, D; Chambers, FC; Azzarito, L; Hay, P; (2010) Symposium on Exclusion American Educational Research Association Conference , 30-APR-10 - 04-MAY-10 [Details]
(2009)PE PAYS
Chambers, F.C. Armour, K.M.; (2009) Irish PETE Student Professional Learning: The (not so) Hidden Curriculum of Teaching Practice PE PAYS [Details]
(2009)AIESEP Conference
Chambers, F.C., Makopoulou, K. & Armour, K.M.; (2009) Toward a Theory-Practice Alchemy in Teacher Learning AIESEP Conference [Details]
(2009)Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference
Chambers, F.C. & Armour, K.M. & Makopoulou, K.; (2009) Progression in Physical Education teachers¿ Career-long Professional Learning: Practical and conceptual concerns Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference [Details]
(2009)AIESEP Conference
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K. & Quennerstedt, M.; (2009) Ariadne's Thread: Navigating the labyrinth of PE-CPD provision in physical activity and health using John Dewey as the (theoretical) guide AIESEP Conference [Details]
(2008)Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Armour, K.M., Chambers, F.C. & Makopoulou, K. ; (2008) Physical Education Teachers And Their Career-Long Professional Learning: International Perspectives Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Brisbane, Australia, , 30-NOV-08 - 04-DEC-08 [Details]
(2008)American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K. & Chambers, F.C. ; (2008) Progression in PE teachers, career-long professional learning: practical and conceptual concerns American Educational Research Association (AERA) New York, USA, , 24-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
(2008)AIESEP Conference
Chambers, F.C. & Armour, K.M. ; (2008) Supporting PETE student teachers to learn-in-action: Teaching practice supervision within a communities-of-practice framework AIESEP Conference Sapporo, Japan, , 21-JAN-08 - 24-JAN-08 [Details]
(2007)Historical Traditions and Future Directions Conference
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K. & Chambers, F.C. ; (2007) The Learning Teacher in Physical Education Historical Traditions and Future Directions Conference Pittsburgh, PA, , 12-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07 [Details]
(2006)afPE Conference
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K.M.; (2006) Teacher Professional Development: Research into practice afPE Conference Conference Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, , 12-JUL-06 - 14-JUL-06 [Details]
(2006)AIESEP Conference
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K.M., ; (2006) Developing PETE student competence: The challenge of teaching practice AIESEP Conference University of Jyväskylä, Finland, , 05-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 [Details]
(2006)PE PAYS Forum
Chambers, F.C. & Armour K.M.; (2006) Teaching practice supervision and PETE student learning: an evaluation of the impact of a new model of supervision on teacher competence PE PAYS Forum University of Limerick Ireland, , 15-JUN-06 - 16-JUN-06 [Details]
(2005)BERA Conference
Chambers, F.C. Makopoulou, K. & Armour, K.M. ; (2005) 'Career-long professional learning for physical education teachers: A Situative Perspective' BERA Conference University of Glamorgan, Wales, , 15-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05 [Details]
(2004)AIESEP PreOlympic Conference
Chambers F.C. & Armour, K.M. ; (2004) A Connective approach to Integrating Social, Personal, and Health Education into an Irish School Curriculum: An Evaluation AIESEP PreOlympic Conference Thessaloniki, Greece, , 06-AUG-04 - 11-AUG-04 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'William'
Chambers F.C., Murphy N., Murphy O., Nolan Y.M. (2014) 'William' In: Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. [Details]
(2012)'Conceptualising teaching as learning: the challenge for teacher education'
Armour, K., Chambers, F.C. & Makopoulou, K.; (2012) 'Conceptualising teaching as learning: the challenge for teacher education' In: Debates in Physical Education Teaching (The Debates in Subject Teaching Series). London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Discourse Analysis'
Hall, K. & Chambers, F.C.; (2011) 'Discourse Analysis' In: Doing Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Learning theory for effective learning in practice'
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) 'Learning theory for effective learning in practice' In: Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Coaching and Teaching. London: Prentice Hall. [Details]
(2010)'Career-long Professional Learning for the Professional Physical Education Teacher'
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K., Chambers, F.C. &Duncombe, R. ; (2010) 'Career-long Professional Learning for the Professional Physical Education Teacher' In: Physical Education for Learning. London: Continuum. [Details]
(2009)'The Learning Teacher in Physical Education'
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K. & Chambers, F.C.; (2009) 'The Learning Teacher in Physical Education' In: Historic Traditions and Future Directions of Research on Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education. West Virgina University US: FIT. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'3 in 5 Citizens by 2025: All Island body targets physical inactivity'
Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A. (2013) '3 in 5 Citizens by 2025: All Island body targets physical inactivity' Sport and Citizenship Scientific Journal Sport, Health and Well-Being, 23 :12-12. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2013)Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice (Mentor‐Ped): A Capability Maturity Model for Mentor Teachers [CM3T].
Chambers, F.C., Herold, F.A, McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A., Armour, K. (2013) Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice (Mentor‐Ped): A Capability Maturity Model for Mentor Teachers [CM3T]. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh, Co. Antrim. [Details]
(2012)Effective Mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education.
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Luttrell, S., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2012) Effective Mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh, Northern Ireland. [Details]
(2011)Effective Mentoring in Physical Education Teacher Education.
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A., Herold, F.A. & Luttrell, S.; (2011) Effective Mentoring in Physical Education Teacher Education. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
All Island All Active Co-Convenor08-NOV-12 /
European Educational Research Association Network on Research in Sport Pedagogy Lead Convenor23-JAN-11 /
Physical Education Association of Ireland Member of Executive03-OCT-09 /
Physical Education Teacher Education Ireland Board Member01-OCT-07 /
AIESEP Board Member12-FEB-14 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Committee on Elite Athlete Entry 2012 /
CACSSS Student Affairs Committee 2012 /
AERA SIG Exemplary Paper Nominations 2012 Committee 2012 /
UCC Steering Committee on Design of CPD training for Post Doctoral staff 2011 /
CACSSS Recruitment Committee Representing School of Education2011 /
CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee /
School of Education Research Committee 2010 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Education , UCC Permanent Whole time Senior Lecturer in Education (Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy)01-SEP-07 / 31-DEC-10
UCC Fixed Part time Lecturer01-SEP-06 / 01-AUG-07
Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK Temporary Part time Lecturer01-DEC-05 / 01-FEB-07
Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Permanent Whole time Secondary Teacher01-AUG-99 / 01-AUG-07

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2008Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK PHD''
2008Loughborough University, UK PHDIrish Physical Education Teacher Education Students and their Professional Learning: The Teaching Practice Experience
2004Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK MScPE
1995University of Limerick BAPhys Ed.
1988Thomond College of Education, Plassey, Limerick CertificateCeardteastas Gaeilge

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Teaching Council of Ireland
Fiona works as a PE Assessor for the Teaching Council reviewing registration applications by both individuals and institutions

Outreach Activities

 Description

All Island All Active

Dr. Fiona Chambers and Professor Deirdre Brennan (University of Ulster) founded All Island All Active in November 2012.
The new All Island All Active cross border body provides leading academics, practitioners, politicians, policy
makers, parents, active sport participants and strategic industry partners a space to collaborate to develop
common pedagogical (teaching and learning) strategies in Sport and Physical Activity settings across schools,
clubs and communities on the Island of Ireland. It is argued that by working together through AIAA, we can be
more effective in our shared aim of encouraging individuals and communities to become and remain physically
active across the lifespan. This unique body of stakeholders have committed to a unified approach to the
promotion of quality lifelong Sport and Physical Activity. Importantly, this enabling platform will enable
stakeholders to pool their knowledge and expertise to develop effective evidence-based pedagogical
strategies that can have genuine impact in supporting the public to initiate and maintain participation in Sport
and Physical Activity throughout their lives. AIAA is distinct on the Island of Ireland in its commitment to
innovative multidisciplinary and robust research shaped by the needs of public, private, community and
voluntary sectors. A recent AIAA funding workshop rallied leaders from the Sport and Physical Activity industry
responsible for inspiring, steering, funding, managing, coordinating, volunteering, researching and reporting
on participation in Sport and Physical Activity. This engagement led to the design of a unified AIAA focus; ‘‘To
improve levels of physical activity across the Island of Ireland through effective teaching and learning
strategies: 12% increase in physical activity levels in 12 years.
AIAA is now part of the Irish Consortium who are members of the EU JPI Determinants of Diet and Physical
Activity [DEDIPAC] Knowledge Hub.

Telemachus Mentor Training Project.  This was established in 2006 to train PE teachers to mentor PE pre-service teachers on Teaching Practice.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Educational Review Referee25-NOV-10 -
The Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education Referee10-SEP-12 -
Sport Education And Society Referee26-JUL-12 -
International Journal Of Sport Policy And Politics Referee31-MAR-11 -
Educational Review Referee25-NOV-10 -
European Physical Education Review Referee-
Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport Referee-
Physical Education And Sport Pedagogy Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Reviewer of the Office of Sport and Recreation UCC [December 2011-March 2012]
ED1308: Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education Sport and Health
ED1316: Understanding Learning
ED2314: Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Pedagogy
ED2315: Physical Education Curriculum Studies
ED4304: Research Project
ED4313: Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in PE
ED6046: Contemporary Issues in Education [MEd Module]
Co-ordinator of Coaching Practice [First Year]
 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Luttrell Sinead Doctoral DegreeYes
Donnelly Rosie Doctoral Degree (Structured)No
Shanahan Roisin Doctoral Degree (Structured)Yes
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning and Cultural Contexts ED1322Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning and Cultural Contexts
2015Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport and Health ED1308Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport and Health
2015Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy ED2314Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy
2015Understanding Learning ED1316Understanding Learning
2015Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education ED4313Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education
 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Uwe Pueshe University of BaselSWITZERLAND
Professor Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck University of AugsbergGERMANY
Professor Bryan McCullick University of GeorgiaU.S.A.
Dr. Mark Griffiths University of BirminghamUNITED KINGDOM
Professor Atillio Carraro University of PaduaITALY
Dr. Marie Ohman University of OrebroSWEDEN
Professor Pilvikki Heikenaro Johannson University of JyvasklaFINLAND
Professor Kathleen Armour University of BirminghamUNITED KINGDOM