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 of 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's research occurs at the intersection where sport and education meet. Specifically, the research focus is on (a) initial and career-long professional learning for physical education (PE) teachers and its impact on young people's learning in PE, physical activity and sport; (b) 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; (c) PA promotion across the lifespan through evidence based pedagogies to promote learning.

She is a reviewer for twelve international journals and is on the Board of Trustees for Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieure d’Education Physique (AIESEP). Fiona is a co-founder of All Island All Active, a multisectoral knowledge exchange platform which promotes physical activity amongst vulnerable groups on the island of Ireland through evidence-based practice. She is the Link Convener of the European Educational Research Association Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy. Since 2008, she works as an

assessor for the Teaching Council of Ireland .

Fiona is the current

Chair of Physical Education Teacher Education Ireland (PETE Ireland).  

She is an

External Examiner at Dublin City University, the University of Ulster Jordanstown, the University of Limerick, Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Tralee and the University of Birmingham, UK.

Fiona is the

Co-Director of the UCC Sports Scholarships programme

and is the

academic champion of the  Sports Scholarships Strand of the UCC Quercus Talented Students' programme

.

 

 


Research Interests

Fiona's research occurs at the intersection where sport and education meet. Specifically, the research focus is on (a) initial and career-long professional learning for physical education (PE) teachers and its impact on young people's learning in PE, physical activity and sport; (b) 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; (c) physical activity promotion across the lifespan through evidence based pedagogies to promote learning.

 



 

 





Research Grants

 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
(2015)Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching.
Chambers, F.C. (2015) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(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]
(2013)Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'
K. Armour; M. Quennerstedt; F.C. Chambers; K. Makopoulou (2015) 'What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'. Sport Education and Society, [Details]
(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]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)
Fiona C. Chambers (Ed.). (2015) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)European Educational Research Association
F.C. Chambers; D.A. Brennan; G. Breslin; (2015) Using A Terroir of Mentoring Schematic As An Effective Mentor Training Approach For Mentor-Mentee Dyads European Educational Research Association Budapest, [Details]
(2015)American Educational Research Association
Chambers, Fiona; Brennan, Deirdre; Breslin, Gavin; O' Brien, Wesley (2015) The Sport for Life All Island (SFLAI) programme American Educational Research Association Chicago (United States), , 16-APR-15 - 20-AUG-15 [Details]
(2015)AIESEP
F.C. Chambers; D.A. Brennan; G. Breslin; (2015) Sport for Life All Island: Using a Terroir of Mentoring Schematic as a guide for effective mentor training AIESEP Madrid, , 08-JUL-15 - 11-JUL-15 [Details]
(2014)EU Move Congress
Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A. (2014) All Island All Active: A hybrid approach to physical activity promotion EU Move Congress Rome, Italy, , 22-OCT-14 - 25-OCT-14 [Details]
(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) 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]
(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]
(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)Physical Education Association of Ireland
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2010) Safe Practice in Physical Education Physical Education Association of Ireland [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]

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]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'James: Technology Enhanced Learning and Physical Education'
F.C. Chambers; W.O'Brien; O.Murphy; Y. Nolan; J. Sherry (2016) 'James: Technology Enhanced Learning and Physical Education' In: ‘Pedagogical Cases: Digital Technologies in Youth Physical Activity, Physical Education & Sport’. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Introduction'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Introduction' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. Routledge: London. [Details]
(2014)'The Pedagogy of Mentoring: Process and Practice'
Chambers, F.C, Luttrell, S., Armour, K., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2014) 'The Pedagogy of Mentoring: Process and Practice' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Mentoring Pre-service Teachers within a School-University Partnership'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Mentoring Pre-service Teachers within a School-University Partnership' In: Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Mentoring: A Primer'
Chambers, F.C., Templin, T.J. & McCullick, B.A. (2014) 'Mentoring: A Primer' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs'
Walsh, J. & Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs' In: F.C.Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'The Mentor Pedagogy Toolbox: An Ecological Systems Perspective'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'The Mentor Pedagogy Toolbox: An Ecological Systems Perspective' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Training Mentor Teachers across the Career-span'
Chambers, F.C., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P. & Brennan, D.A. (2014) 'Training Mentor Teachers across the Career-span' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'William, a 15-year-old sport-crazy in Millenial Ireland'
Chambers F.C., Murphy N., Murphy O., Nolan Y.M. (2014) 'William, a 15-year-old sport-crazy in Millenial Ireland' 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]

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]

CD

YearPublication
(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. CD [Details]

DVD

YearPublication
(2012)Arts, Science and Education for All.
Kathy Hall, Alicia Curtin, Karl Kitching, Tracey Connolly, Caitriona Ni Laoire, Siobhan Dowling, Fiona Chambers (2012) Arts, Science and Education for All. DVD [Details]
(2005)Digital Video in Physical Education: A Project Investigating the Use of Digital Video in the Teaching and Learning of Physical Education.
Chambers, F.C., Darmody, M., Gortz, H., Luttrell, S.,McGrath, S., Moynihan, C., Sheehan, T., Warren, D., Weir, T. & Woods, S. (2005) Digital Video in Physical Education: A Project Investigating the Use of Digital Video in the Teaching and Learning of Physical Education. DVD [Details]
(2007)Physical Education Advocacy Resource: Move to Learn, Love to Move.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2007) Physical Education Advocacy Resource: Move to Learn, Love to Move. DVD [Details]

Manual

YearPublication
(2010)Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2010) Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility. Manual [Details]
(2013)Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education.
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education. Manual [Details]

Online Multimedia

YearPublication
(2013)PE Teach.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2013) PE Teach. Online Multimedia [Details]

Video recording / TV

YearPublication
(2015)Children don’t get enough physical activity.
O' Brien, Wesley; Chambers, F.C. (2015) Children don’t get enough physical activity. Video recording / TV [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
All Island All Active Co-Convenor08-NOV-12 /
European Educational Research Association Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy Link 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 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Professional Learning: A Focus on H2020 Funding. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, Fiona; Brennan, Deirdre; Breslin, Gavin; O' Brien, Wesley (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid architecture to promote lifelong physical activity. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Curriculum and Instructional Models; Pathyways for Implementation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Physical Education Association of Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Leisure and Management Conference,
Chambers, F.C. (2013) The Future of Lifeguarding in Ireland. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Irish Leisure and Management Conference, City Hall, Cork , 03-OCT-13 - 03-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Chambers, F.C (2013) Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Physical Education Association of Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Chambers, F.C (2013) ‘Examining the Role of Physical Education in the Heath and Wellbeing of our Students’. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Physical Education Association of Ireland, Talbot Hotel Waterford , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)Sport and Citizenship:“Sport as a tremendous vehicle for education, citizenship and interculturality: which priorities for the “Erasmus for all,
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Sport policies and programs to support and promote citizenship and interculturality in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sport and Citizenship:“Sport as a tremendous vehicle for education, citizenship and interculturality: which priorities for the “Erasmus for all, Kurt Salmon, Neuilly sur Seine, Paris , 30-OCT-12 - 30-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference,
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) Chair of Poster Evaluation Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference,
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) Joint Chair of Volunteer, Transport Committee, Delegate Conference Bag. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Student Affairs Committee Chair2015 /
Scientific Committee AIESEP Madrid 2015 Member2015 /
UCC Sport Policy Committee Member2014 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2014, Porto Member2014 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Member2013 /
UCC Committee on Elite Athlete Entry 2012 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2012 Cadiz Member2012 /
Review of Office of Sport and Recreation Chair2011 /
School of Education Senior Management Committee Member2011 /
CACSSS Student Affairs Committee Member2012 /
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 Member2010 / 2013
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

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
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

University of Birmingham

External Examiner

Institute of Technology Tralee

External Examiner

Dublin City University

External Examiner

Cork Institute of Technology

External Examiner

University of Limerick

External Examiner

University of Ulster

External Examiner

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.


Project Draíocht:

I am a member of the UCC Steering Committee of Project

Draíocht.  The Project comprises a university hub of four universities - UCC, Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee and Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. The hub, based on the Dingle Peninsula

educates visiting students in the areas of Irish culture.  I am currently developing a programme on The Culture of Irish Sport for this Project.



Sport for Life All Island

Working with our students in 36 Cork Primary Schools to deliver a Physical Activity and Health programme and to measure impact of this programme on physical activity levels and general wellbeing.

School Placement in 55 Secondary Schools and 36 Primary Schools

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
The Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education Referee10-SEP-10 -
Journal Of Irish Educational Studies Referee01-JAN-13 -
Sport Education And Society Referee26-JUL-10 -
International Journal Of Sport Policy And Politics Referee31-MAR-11 -
Educational Review Referee25-NOV-11 -
European Physical Education Review Referee01-JAN-11 -
Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport Referee01-JAN-09 -
Physical Education And Sport Pedagogy Referee01-JAN-10 -

Other Activities

 Description

Reviewer of the Office of Sport and Recreation UCC [December 2011-March 2012]

Teaching Interests

A Undergraduate Courses

ED1308 Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport and Health                      

ED1313 Health                                                                                  

ED1316 Placement 1/Understanding Learning                                             

ED2312 School Placement                                                                 

ED2314 Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy        

ED2315 Curriculum Design Policy and Practice                                          

ED2318 Creativity and Innovation in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport                                       

ED4313 Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in PE                              

ED4304 Research Project                                                                              

ED4320 Placement 4                                                 

B.  Graduate Courses                                                                        

ED6503 Curriculum Design Policy and Practice                              

ED6035 Research Methods                                                   

ED6046 Contemporary Issues in Education                                     

ED6050 Sport Pedagogy in Physical Education and Youth Sport

ED6513 Mentoring and Coaching Practicum in Educational Leadership

                                                    

 

C. The Telemachus Mentor Training Programme

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Bridie O'Brien UCCMEd
2012David Walsh UCCMEd
2012Donal McCormack UCCMEd
2013Declan O'Connell UCCMEd
2010Aine Daly UCCMEd
2010Lorraine O'Keeffe UCCMEd
2009Dermot Coakley UCCMEd
2011Steven O'Connor UCCMEd
2010Una Nation UCCMEd
2011Brendan Kiely UCCMEd

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Luttrell Sinead Doctoral Degree
O Regan Niall Doctoral Degree
O Sullivan Gillian Mary Masters Degree by Research
Gomez Jean Francois Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy ED2314Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy
2015Practical Areas 2 ED1323Practical Areas 2
2015Directed Study in Community Sport ED3318Directed Study in Community Sport
2015Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) ED2319Residency (in France or Gaeltacht)
2015Research Project ED4304Research Project
2015Curriculum and Assessment ED3313Curriculum and Assessment
2015Professional Issues in Education ED4312Professional Issues in Education
2015Foundation Skills 5 ED3305Foundation Skills 5
2015Practical Areas 3 ED2323Practical Areas 3
2015Foundation Skills 4 ED2308Foundation Skills 4
2015Foundation Skills 1 ED1314Foundation Skills 1
2015Understanding Learning ED1316Understanding Learning
2015Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education ED4313Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Wesley O'Brien University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Uwe Pueshe University of BaselSWITZERLAND
Professor dr. Leen Haerens University of GhentBELGIUM
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