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). Prior to this, she taught PE, Biology, and Science for 12 years and Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) for 5 years at Secondary School level.

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
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 i.e. 12% increase in physical activity in 12 years'.
 
AIAA is now part of the Irish Consortium that are members of the EU JPI Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity [DEDIPAC] Knowledge Hub.


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 use sport effectively to promote the health and wellbeing of pupils. To this end, she developed the Telemachus Mentor Training Programme at UCC. 
Over the last four years, Fiona has been a Lead Researcher on funded projects: 
(a)    A Teaching Council bursary which evaluated the development and implementation of  the Telemachus Mentor Training Project at UCC (2009) 
(b)    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) 
(c) The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) has recently funded research into effective mentor pedagogies (2012 - 2013 ) 
(d) Coca Cola Foundation (€260k) Sport for Life Project (2013 - 2016)
  
Fiona presents her work regularly at international conferences (AIESEP, BERA, AERA, AARE, EERA).  She is the lead Convenor of the new Research in Sport Pedagogy Network in the European Educational Research Association (EERA) which reconvened in Istanbul in September 2013.  

Fiona has published extensively in peer reviewed publications. She is a reviewer for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 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 and the American Educational Research Association. She is a PE Assessor for the Teaching Council of Ireland since 2009. She is also a member of the Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI) Executive Board and 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.

 ProjectRoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
Sport for Life All IslandCo-InvestigatorCoca Cola Foundation20-SEP-1320-SEP-16
Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice.Principal InvestigatorUC01-APR-1231-MAR-13
Effective mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education.Principal InvestigatorUC01-APR-1030-JUN-11
The Telemachus Mentor Training ProgrammePrincipal InvestigatorThe Teaching Council01-SEP-0901-SEP-10

Books

 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. Dublin: e-print.ie. [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]
(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 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]
(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 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]

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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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]
(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]
(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]

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]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(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]
(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)AIESEP
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, , 04-JUL-13 - 07-JUL-13 [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]
(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)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)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)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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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)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]
(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)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)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]
(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., Makopoulou, K. & Armour, K.M.; (2009) Toward a Theory-Practice Alchemy in Teacher Learning AIESEP Conference [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., 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)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]
(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)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]
(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]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(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)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) ‘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]
(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]
(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) 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]
(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]

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.

Reviews

 JournalRole
Educational Review Referee
The Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education Referee
Sport Education And Society Referee
International Journal Of Sport Policy And Politics Referee
Educational Review Referee
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
Shanahan Roisin Doctoral Degree (Structured)Yes
Donnelly Rosie Doctoral Degree (Structured)No
Luttrell Sinead Doctoral DegreeYes
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning and Cultural Contexts ED1322Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning and Cultural Contexts
2014Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport and Health ED1308Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport and Health
2014Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy ED2314Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Pedagogy
2014Understanding Learning ED1316Understanding Learning
2014Physical Education Teaching/Coaching Curriculum Studies ED2315Physical Education Teaching/Coaching Curriculum Studies
2014Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education ED4313Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education