'Mind the (Collaboration) Gap': Ongoing Learning and Capacity Building to Meet the Physical Activity, Sport, and Health-Related Needs of Children and Youth World-Wide

Free Public Lecture

'Mind the (Collaboration) Gap': Ongoing Learning and Capacity Building to Meet the Physical Activity, Sport, and Health-Related Needs of Children and Youth World-Wide

Level 1 Theatre
The Spot Level 1 Lecture Theatre

Faculty of Business and Economics

198 Berkely Street

Booking not required

Fritz Duras Lecture

In an evolving landscape of policy and practice, international collaborations are central to meeting the physical activity, sport, and health-related needs of children and youth world-wide. But how can the potential inherent to partnerships and professional cultures be harnessed in order to make the necessary critical contributions?

In this lecture the need for an international framework for strategic planning, proactive leadership, and adaptive designs is proposed, one which takes into consideration the many stakeholder positions involved, especially those focused on education.

Three considerations are shared (i) roles, responsibilities and the weakening boundaries of, and between, stakeholders, (ii) support structures and networking as effective practice, and (iii) true partnership and communication across physical education and teacher education.

The lecture concludes by considering the centrality of establishing an evidence base through international collaboration and transnational and comparative research.

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