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Workshop Presenters
Workshop I


Dr. Dario NOVAK    
Secretary General, FIEP (Europe)
Research Associate and Lecturer
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Zagreb

Dr. Dario Novak received his Ph.D. in physical education from University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2010. Previously he completed eight grades of primary school in Hvar, Croatia. He has also completed high school in Hvar, Croatia. He enrolled at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb in year 2001 where he in 2005 acquired the master degree of PE. Currently, he is the Research Associate and Lecturer at the Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb, Croatia. Doctor Novak’s research interests lie in integrated and holistic approaches in the fields of physical activity, sports, exercise science, leisure, health, and technology to promote active living in school and the community. An editor of one book and author of over 200 scientific and professional publications, Doctor Novak has offered several keynote and invited presentations, and over 20 conference paper presentations mostly in Europe. At the 6th Congress of FIEP Europe a reward of European FIEP “FIEP Europe Thulin Award 2011” has been awarded to Dario Novak, Ph.D. The reward is given to the best young scientist in field of education as well as to persons who gave a great contribution to the development of the area on national and European level. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, New York, in 2013-14 and at Harvard University, Boston, in 2014-15.

Physical Education and Best Practice: A Review of Research

GoFPEP 2014. was focused on the theme of “Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practise”. The program included over 80 delegates from nearly 50 countries. Delegates agreed that the best practise always should be supported by a process of objective research and validates its success at the highest degree of proven effectiveness. This workshop will present research-validated best practise in physical education that are examined through a systematic review of databases for the years 2004-2013. This presentation is focusing on physical education or physical activity and core academic subjects for school aged youth. This review will provide a clear picture of the increasing reliance on integration and physical education. Accordingly, the influences of integration of physical education into the classroom in the form of physical activity (Brain Breaks), and integration of core academic subjects into the physical education setting will be presented. Classroom teachers are increasingly being encouraged to incorporate core academic subjects with physical activity into their classes, and it would to appropriate for physical educators to understand the desired outcomes of integration of common core academic subjects, before attempting its implementation.


Workshop II



Assist. Prof. Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ
Department of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Faculty of Education
Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University

Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ is currently working as assistant professor at Department of Physical Education and Sports Education in Faculty of Education at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkey. She earned her master’s and PhD degrees in sport sciences and technology from Hacettepe University, Ankara. She is a member of international and national scientific associations. Her research interests include teaching models and methods, teacher qualities, critical thinking in teacher education, creative drama in education, and using technology in promoting physical activity as well. She has published in this area in national and international peer review journals and presented scientific papers at various national and international conferences. She has contributed to chapters in scientific books and also completed scientific projects in the field of physical education and teacher education pedagogy. Recently, she has been conducting an international and national collaborative project on promoting physical activity using technology in Turkey. Doctor Saçlı Uzunöz is also working as a member of “Future Leader Program” in ICPESS 2015, APCESS 2015 and GoFPEP 2016.

Promoting Physical Activity within a Technology Supported Program: A Collaborative Research in Cappadocia, Turkey

Nowadays, there is an important need to find new ways to promote physical activity and encourage behaviour change to increase participation in physical activity. Although playing computer games causes a sedentary life, technology has been used to promote physical activity for children of the age of technology. Especially, interactive video games or internet-based physical activity interventions can be used to ensure active life style. In the framework of collaborative action research, the aim of this presentation is to illustrate promotion of physical activity within a technology supported program in Cappadocia region of Turkey.
Our motto is: “Active schools…Healthy Kids… with Brain-Breaks exercises”. The main goal is to make children more active and better learners by using Online-Streaming (OLS) Brain Breaks (BB) videos in classroom since September 2014. The first round of the project started with two schools, and 300 students from third to fifth grade who involved in using BB videos three to five minutes in every school day for four months in their classrooms. The Questionnaire on Physical Activity (QPA) was used to measure the effects of the intervention within the pretest-posttest experimental design with comparison group. By interviewing with teachers, principals and students the first perceptions about the effect of intervention were positive regarding students’ attitudes towards and motivation for physical activity, physical self-confidence as well as the acquisition of health-related and specific academic knowledge. Especially, teachers and principals mentioned that there was an increase in school attendance and positive behavior by these interventions because of multi-dimensional learning opportunities with entertaining education videos. Positive results obtained from the first round encouraged us to expand the study throughout the Cappadocia region with participation of 150 schools. A brief result of the second round of the project will be presented. Simultaneously, almost 20 new BB videos were created by university students to promote health and wellness of children and community. In this city project, I would like to highlight the importance of collaboration with principals, teachers, university, students, parents, and government. Because without any help and support of each stakeholders, it is not possible to initiate and maintain children's participation in regular physical activity. Collaboration with all stakeholders was the key in ensuring a feasible intervention to promote physical activity in children all over the world.


Workshop III


Dr. Garry KUAN
Lecturer in Sport Psychology
Sports Science Unit
School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Garry Kuan is a lecturer of Sports Science Unit and Orthopaedic Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Garry received his PhD in 2014 working under the guidance of Professor Tony Morris and Professor Peter Terry with his thesis entitled “Music, imagery training, and sports performance”. Currently, Garry is the Treasurer of the Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP), an accredited member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), a life member and future leaders (FLV) of ACESS, and Asia representative of ENYSSP. Since his graduation, Garry has published numerous scholarly, served as reviewer for a number of local and international journals, and had been delivered keynote and invited presentations globally. Previously, Garry was a lecturer at Victoria University (3 years), a Council member of Victoria University (2 years), the President of Australian Federation of International Students (2 years), and a contract Sports psychologist (2 years) with the Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) working with the national air-pistol shooters. He was also a certified trainer and sport coach for the Active-After School Communities (AASC) programme, under the Australian Sport Commission (1 year), and a registered music therapist. Garry research had won numerous awards locally and internationally. He received the “A-CIPA Young Research Award” at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (2014), International Scholars Award at the ICSEMIS pre-Olympic conference (2012), and the Atsushi Fujita Research Student Scholarship (2011) at the 6th ASPASP conference. In his leadership role, Garry was awarded the Australian Leadership Award (2013) and Victoria Ambassador Award - Young Person (2012). In 2012, Garry also received a rare honor of all Australia’s International Student of the Year. During his social time, he plays first violin professionally and teaches communities to play various musical instruments. He is the founder and resident conductor of the USMKK Symphony Orchestra (2014), which is the first community-based orchestra in Kelantan state, Malaysia. Garry also performed with prestige orchestras such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Melbourne Symphonic Orchestra.

The Power of Music: A Holistic and Innovative Method in Integrating Music into Physical Education

Researchers have suggested that music can be carefully selected to match the requirements of activities and characteristics of both individuals and groups, in order to produce significant impacts on performance enhancement and motivation in physical education. In addition, music has been shown to have psychophysical effects of lowered perceived effort and arousal control, and improved affective states and synchronization effects. There is increasing evidence to suggest that the “right” music, can lead to greater frequency, intensity, and duration of exercise behavior, which could then lead to enhance exercise motivation. This workshop will present research using validated holistic and innovative method in integrating music into physical education, promoting community engagements, and to use music as a therapy for enhancing the self-esteem of autistic, cerebral palsy, and mental disabilities children. I will report on the use of synchronous and asynchronous music in enhancing exercise, movement, and fun. Then, I consider issues related to understanding of how music works, the selection of music and practical application of integrating music and physical activity in the curriculum to enhance motivation, positive mood, and exercise duration. Research on the use of music for the enhancement of aerobic and anaerobic activities will be discussed. I will then address the cultural perspectives of choosing the “right” music in different culture perspectives. Finally, I will conclude by noting how, in all of this research, have contributed to new knowledge to enhance the understanding of the ubiquitous of using music in physical education.


Workshop IV


Prof. Dr. Luz Amelia HOYOS
Secretary, Latin American of Association of Socio-cultural Studies of Sport (ALESDE)
Faculty of Physical Education
National Pedagogical University

Prof. Dr. Hoyos is a Lecturer and researcher in the field of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports. Her major work is on school sport, physical activity and disability and social studies of sports and Prof. Hoyos has served as speaker and workshop leader in international academic events in the area of sport and related sciences; author of books and scientific articles related to school sport and physical activity and disability; member of the editorial committee and the scientific committee in refereed international journals. Representing the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Prof. Hoyos participated in the following international organizations as: Secretary of the Latin American social and cultural sport studies (ALESDE), member of the steering committee of the American Association of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports and Dance (ALCIDED), Representative for Colombia in the International Association of physical education and sport for girls and women (IAPESGW); Scientific evaluator of Colciencias. She received her European doctorate in science of physical activity and sport. University of León, Spain. Rated Cum Laude, Prof. Hoyos was a graduate in pedagogy of sports training. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Bogotá-Colombia and she also has a degree in physical education from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Bogotá-Colombia.

Program for Academic Excellence and Integral Education Across Educational Sport in Bogotá, Colombia

In the city of Bogotá, the Secretary of Education, proposed in 2013 the "Program for Academic Excellence and Integral education, 40x40". This program aims to extend the time spent by students in their school day, providing an 8-hour school day. Thus, it is intended to reduce the risk of dropout scholar, across quality learning on four pillars: Health, Learning citizens, Educational Quality and Performance, for this purpose 22 Interest centers are created: in individual sports and team sports. Alternative bodily practices are also included as: Parkour, skateboarding, Break dance, biodanza, yoga, folk dance, capoeira, recreation in nature, traditional games and circus activities, which are constituted as a novelty for school children and youth. The program involves the active participation of students, teachers, schools and family, to impact favorably on the health of students while people develop values such as: respect, tolerance, solidarity, commitment, sacrifice, responsibility, courage, self-improvement, perseverance and teamwork. Since its inception in 2013 until today the program has served more than 140,000 students in different centers of interest. Of which 42,000 children from 60 public schools are linked to the sports program, which includes two class sessions per week with a duration of 120 minutes, in addition, the program organizes festivals and competitions focused on improving social skills of children and young people and provide an opportunity to link with performance sports students who have a sports talent. The highlights of the program 40X40 that refer to the possibility that has been given to students to access alternative sports practices will be presented, which until recent years were practiced only informally in the street, but now from its inclusion in the school curriculum can be practiced with the support of coaches and in appropriate facilities. On the other hand the 40X40 program allows the participation of children and youth with disability that previously had no access to sports practices carried out in conjunction with non-disabled children.


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