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31st ACHPER International Conference - AIS Canberra 14 - 16 January 2019
ACHPER National Honour Award: Dr Fritz Duras
31st ACHPER International Conference on WIN NEWS Canberra!
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education: Volume 10 Issue 1, 2019
RESOURCE: Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition)
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ACHPER is very pleased to announce that a new long-term National Partnership arrangement has been recently signed with one Australia's leading NSO's - Tennis Australia.

Tennis Australia has been an ongoing Partner of ACHPER for a number of years, but the new arrangement, acknowledges the value of creating a long-term partnership that will benefit stakeholders of both organisations.

From an ACHPER perspective, the relationship with Tennis Australia has been very important. As the peak professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the field of HPE, to have the support of a major NSO like Tennis Australia, allows ACHPER to better support all its stakeholders throughout Australia. Their ongoing commitment to regional Australia is especially acknowledged.

Tennis Australia has established a benchmark school program in Australia, and has been praised for the inclusive way it goes about engaging teachers and educators in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.

31st ACHPER International Conference
AIS | Canberra | 14 - 16 January 2019 
The 31st ACHPER International Conference was held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from the 14 - 16 January 2019. The Conference provided over 250 teachers, researchers and health, sport and recreation professionals from across Australia and overseas with a dynamic and highly engaging professional learning experience!

The theme of the conference was: Reconfiguring HPE and Sport to Enrich Communities, and the sub-themes as follows:
  • Community Engagement - Meeting current and future needs of communities by enabling the development of relationships
  • Contemporary Practices - Collaborative approaches to delivering engaging innovative professional practices and enriched curriculum
  • Public Policy Influence - Improving the development of policy through community engagement and empowerment
ACHPER would like to thank Sport Australia (Gold Partner), Tennis Australia (Silver Partner) and Champion Life, Griffith University and Teachers Mutual Bank (Bronze Partners) for all their incredible support and contribution at the Conference! 

A very special thank you also to Professor Tom Martinek, Dr Jo Harris, and the team at Tennis Australia for their insightful Keynote Presentations over the three days, and to Emeritus Professor Jan Wright, for providing an inspiring Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture on 'Making a difference: Potentials and challenges of health education post AC:HPE'

With over 70 sessions on offer and a variety of Trade Exhibitors including,
Sport Australia, Nestle Healthy Active Kids / AIS, Tennis Australia, headspace, Nelson Cengage Learning, HART Sport, Global Performance Testing, SMART Technologies, ACHPER, Champion Life, Teachers Mutual Bank, FISAF Australia and Fusion Sport,  the 31st ACHPER International Conference provided an opportunity for professionals to network and engage with contemporary practices and ideas in the Health, Physical Education, Sport and Recreation space! 

Thank you again to all the delegates that attended the conference over the three days!

ACHPER National Honour Award: Dr Fritz Duras 
At the ACHPER International Conference in January 2019, Dr Fritz Duras was posthumously awarded the ACHPER National Honour Award. This was presented by Associate Professor Shane Pill (ACHPER President) on Tuesday 15th January 2019 after the Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture. The award was proudly accepted by representatives of the Duras Family - Peter & Sue Duras. A very deserving award for a man who had significant influence and contribution to Physical Education in Australia and overseas. 

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31st ACHPER International Conference on 
WIN NEWS Canberra!
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Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education:
Volume 10 Issue 1, 2019
Volume 10 Issue 1, 2019  of the Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education: has now been released. 
ACHPER Members can log-in and browse the latest articles today, including a paper by James Wyant & Jun-Hyung Baek titled Re-thinking technology adoption in physical education.

This article focuses on the use of technology in physical education. Located against a backdrop of rapid engagement across the education spectrum Wyant and Baek explore the seeming reluctance of physical education teachers to engage with technology in the delivery of the subject, as a curriculum practice in schools.  In this article they explore some of the factors that influence teachers' engagement and non engagement with technology, and contemplate strategies that might encourage meaningful adoption.

RESOURCE: Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition)
Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition) is ideal for classroom teachers looking for ideas and activities as well as specialist physical education teachers keen to take the games for understanding approach further. 
A feature of the book is its relevance for teachers and students from primary to the middle years of secondary school.

Purchase for $46.95 (members receive 10% discount).