Irish Primary Physical Education Association
Annual IPPEA conference 11 March 2017 Croke Park Dublin
1 December 2016: Launch of Assessment in Physical Education online resource on the IPPEA website members section.
24 November 2016 Annual Final Year Student Teacher Workshop delivered by two post graduate masters students Dublin City University.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment is in the process of consulting stakeholders about Structure and Time Allocation in a Redeveloped Primary Curriculum. The proposal is available for review from January to April
2017 with a major consultative conference on March 28th. Details of the proposals in relation to
these areas can be found at the following link:
/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation/consultation.html. The IPPEA are reflecting on the frequency and duration of physical education lessons.
IPPEA committee meeting 1 March 2016 is to formulate, write and submit comments for NCCA consultation. IPPEA members have been contacted by the IPPEA on social media and on the website i of the consutation and encourage teachers to respond with a particular focus on Physical Education.The annual IPPEA conference has a task set on the day to gather further insights to contribute to the IPPEA submission.
The IPPEA are examining the practices in other European countries through our work with EUPEA. Claude Scheuer, President EUPEA will speak at the IPPEA annual conference on time and structure of Physical Education from EUPEA s research on quality PE.This will inform the IPPEAs contribution to the consultation.
Capdi & LSM - Italy
We are starting with four national seminars organized by Capdi & Lsm: more than 1,000 PE teachers are expected. The venue are: Taranto, Venice, Bologna, Ancona.
Capdi will be a partner of Erasmu+Sport_IMPACT-project in which Eupea is a partner too.
SPEF Portuguese PE Society
The new government is trying to revert the nocive measures against PE implemented by the former one:
- A global assessment of the PE learning will be implemented for the 2nd year of schooling (primary school – 6/7 years old)
- The ministry is working togheter with the PE teachers associations to design the the essential learnings in PE (as for others subjects)
- PE final grade is going to be considered in the final grade for high school and access to the university, for all students.
The Organization of PE teachers in Iceland
There is no special news from Iceland. The organization is always working for their members if there are some problems with their superiors, principals, about salaries or other matters. Each quarters of Iceland works together and our organization works for everyone.
Some national events as a competition between schools in strength, football, running and other different subjects.