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Subdivision Physical Education
The division "Educational Leisure Research and Physical Education" is divided into two subdivisions "Educational Leisure Research" and "Physical Education". Both subdivisions work thematically and organizationally independently - based on different memberships.
The members of the subdivision " Physical Education" deal with pedagogical fields in which movement, play, sport and physicality are of particular importance. They explore these contexts across a broad spectrum of questions within the horizon of education, upbringing, learning, development or socialization. Drawing on a variety of methodological approaches, members are interested in theory-building perspectives on pedagogical processes, frameworks, and outcomes. They also want to advance the design and further development of these fields, e.g., field of university teaching. In the subdivision's work to date, a particular focus has been on the pedagogy of physical education as a school subject. In this context, didactic considerations have been advanced, empirical studies have been conducted, and professionalization measures have been developed. The subdivision is mainly organized through the elected board and the annual general meeting. The central activity is the annual conference of the subdivision, which is conducted by independent planning and thematic design of the members at different locations. The general meetings also take place at these conferences. At the same time, the subdivision is involved in the biennial GERA-Congresses. It participates in cross-sectional working groups and in the preparation of statements. In this context, it also maintains an exchange with other organizations, in particular with the German Association for Sports Science (Section Sports Pedagogy).
Prof. Dr. Roland Messmer
Professur Sport und Sportdidaktik im Jugendalter
Tel: +41 61 2285997