Event Details

Friday, 27 January 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 219
UQ Location:
Human Movement Studies Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Mrs Sandrine Kingston Ducrot
336 56912
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

Full Description:
Mr Oliver Hooper will deliver a presentation providing an overview of his PhD research to date which explores pupils’ learning about healthy, active lifestyles in the context of the curriculum in England. The research seeks to engage with pupils to explore what they learn about healthy, active lifestyles, where and how they learn about these, and how they utilise what they know, understand and conceive in the context of their own lifestyles. The research also seeks to examine pedagogical practice within schools and to support practitioners to reflect on their own pedagogies, with the aim of eliciting and exemplifying ‘best practice’ in the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles both within curricular PE and across the whole school.

Oliver Hooper is a PhD Research Student in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK, supervised by Dr. Jo Harris and Dr. Lorraine Cale. Oliver’s research is located within the field of physical education (PE) and sport pedagogy and his doctoral research is broadly centred on ‘health’ within PE.

Oliver is interested in health-related policy and practice within schools and, in particular, the subject of PE. His research interests broadly encompass the position, expression and enactment of ‘health’ within curricular PE, the development of effective pedagogies to promote healthy, active lifestyles within and through the subject, and the (potential) role of the whole school in health promotion. He is also particularly interested in engaging ‘youth voice’ within the research process.

He has presented at national and international conferences, including the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), being awarded a prestigious International Exchange Award to enable his attendance at the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference 2017. Following this, he is visiting a number of institutions in Australia to share the work that he has undertaken as part of his PhD. Oliver is also a co-convenor for the Sport Pedagogy Network of the EERA, taking responsibility for early-career researchers (ECRs).

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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