ACHPER International Conference calls for papers/presentations

3 – 15 April 2015, Adelaide

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) invites submissions for presentations at the 29th ACHPER International Conference: Values into Action—A Brighter Future.

Presentations will be structured in concurrent sessions of 20 minutes, 45 minutes or 90 minutes in length, and can be structured as a paper, presentation, workshop, forum, or poster under one of the following sub themes:

  • the educative purpose of health and physical education
  • strengths based health and physical education
  • learning in, through and about movement
  • health literacy
  • critical inquiry and problem solving in health and physical education
  • sport pedagogies

Deadline for submissions: 10 September 2014.

To submit your abstract, or for further details about the submission process, please visit the ACHPER website.

About the ACHPER conference

ACHPER biennial international conferences have a long history of engaging international and national scholars, health and physical education teachers, sport coaches and other allied professionals in the sharing of practice, stimulation of ideas and the development of future partnerships. The previous international conference in Melbourne 2013 attracted over 1,200 delegates and presenters.

The 29th ACHPER International Conference: Values into Action—A Brighter Future occurs in an exciting time for Health and Physical Education (HPE) in Australia. With the Australian Curriculum: HPE implementation processes for Foundation to Year 10 planned for 2015, the timing of this conference synchronises and supports how schools will deliver this curriculum. 

This conference presents an opportunity to stimulate future-focused thinking about pedagogy and learning in, through and about movement in physical education, sport, recreation, and personal, social and community health. It will also help you develop a greater understanding of how moving enhances learning and holistic student health and wellbeing outcomes, and offer creative ways to develop a more engaging ‘active curriculum’ for delivery in the classroom, in schools and in the community.

The keynote speakers have been chosen for their awareness of current developments in HPE pedagogy and learning, physical activity provision and health concepts in Australia and Internationally. The dynamic and innovative program will bring to life the conference theme with a good mix of theory and practical applications for your professional practice.