The EUPEA Forum 2018, inluding the Seminar on the Topic "How can I raise the status of Physical Education", was held in The Hague from 9th to 11th of November.
celebrating sport in school to kick off a life time of health and fitness
The European School Sport day Kick-off meeting was held from 11-13 of April in Budapest.
It brought together almost 40 attendants, between ESSD national coordinators and Physical Education Teacher Associations representatives, from each country in Europe to promote physical activity and sport in schools.
The main goal of the PASS project is to propose political and strategic actions in order to promote physical activity in Europe.Read more in 5 language
In order to accomplish EuPEO’s work programme for a three-year length, a collaborative partnership between several european PE and sport professional and scientific organisations was formed.
The Italian PE teachers association CAPDI & LSM “Doppio Tempo” organized the seminar “Erasmus+ projects in Physical Education” the 23 of February 2018 in Florence. The topic of the Seminar was to highlight the wonderful opportunities that Erasmus+ projects related to Physical Education could give to schools. Bruno Cremonesi from the EUPEA board described some examples of EUPEA Erasmus projects.
In every comment and declaration we can hear: « PE at school is very important if you want to build a sport generation for 2024 ». We had high expectations for the development of PE. Actually all the last political choices were contrary to this statement.
The last ministries for education have decided a new evaluation at the end of the secondary school. All the contents are assessed and students have a mark to get the diploma at the end of the secondary school. PE is not really assessed in this exam. Some people are trying to transform the reality and are trying to lie, explaining that PE will be assessed by an oral exam. The last exam about the compulsory physical literacy and physical activity skill will be an Oral!!! An amazing situation for the French pupils
I’m sure a lot of person are laughing about this situation and can’t understand how some politicians and important people in charge at the ministry for education have succeeded in luring us;
The second sign sent to PE teachers is to decrease the number of PE posts at the competitive exam to become a PE teacher. Just after this decision the ministry for education wants Olympic school weeks to be set up. Indeed, each year until 2024, French schools should organize some event to promote the Olympic spirit and sports in school. The next year, we hope the Ministry for Education will not announce cuts in the number of PE posts. It’ a really strange promotion of PE in school.
The last decision is not really confirmed yet. We have just had a new proposition for the bbaccalaureate. PE might still be part of the exam, but, for the moment, we don’t know how it will be assessed. In secondary schools/high schools students can choose to have an option to deepen their physical and sport education by studying physical and sport activities. For the moment, this option is questioned. This choice would lead to the impossibility, for many students, to improve and deepen their skills in PE. Once more, A choice very contradictory to building a sport nation.
Finally the ministry for education apparently want to build a sportier generation for 2024 with less compulsory physical education and sports. Is like to run on a track in the opposite direction thinking to go faster.
the situation of the PE remain almost in the same place.
The great new was that the Ministry decide to implement a systematic PE National Test for the schooling level 2 (7/8 y), last year, and for level 8 (13/14 y), this year. This had a strong impact on teachers and schools accountability.
Relating to the 2012 mesures - reduction of PE time both in elementary and secondary schooling levels, and the fact that the final grade of Physical Education in secondary education has ceased to be considered for the calculation of the students' final grade - it remains the same even though the Ministry has already promised to reverse those measures
Active participation in EUROPEAN SCHOOL SPORT DAY organised by our region.
New collective comparison study is planned – MOBAK (Czech Republic and Slovak Republic).
Next year we are organising summer school for countries from our region (Slovenia, Poland, Slovak Republic) but also some other countries promised to participate (Denmark).
There will be international conference organised by our region who are cordially invited, but we would like to invite anybody who is interested.
Call for papers
The Masaryk University in Brno is pleased to host an International Conference from 22nd to 23rd June 2018
Curriculum and teaching in Physical Education and Geography: interdisciplinary and international perspectives
• Integrating Physical Education and Geography – intended, implemented, achieved curriculum
• Integrating Physical Education and Geography in Early Childhood and Primary Education
• Integrating Physical Education and Geography in Secondary Education
• Integrating Physical Education and Geography in Teacher Education
• Integrating Physical Education and Geography and New Technologies
The announcement, link to the conference and invitation will be ready by the end of November 2017.
Promote and defend Physical Education as an important educational area within the school system and the training of young People.
Organisation of symposia on the importance of PE
Investigate the situation of PE in the different member countries
Urging the ministers of education to pay more attention to PE in the school curriculum, at a regular basis
Urging the different countries to inform each other on the state of the PE
defend the presence of Physical Education within the curriculum through a continuously adjusted and actualized Argumentation
raise the presence of Physical Education, expressed in a number of hours, to minimum 1 hour a day, through promotion campaigns
Defend the position of Physical Education in all countries of Europe
Enforce the argumentation by exchanging experiences, knowledge, scientific research, observatories, etc.