© Sebastian Salomon

Limits and dissolving boundaries in sports education

The 37th annual conference of the sports education section of the German Association for Sports Science took place at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen under the title “Limits and dissolving boundaries in Sports Education”. A total of four days were spent discussing issues of social disadvantage, non-professional physical education, the digitalization of school sport and much more. The Institute was comprehensively represented with the departments of education and culture in sport, physical education and teaching research and sport psychology.

© Springer VS

Knowledge transfer in sports education

In the summer of 2022, the 35th annual conference of the Sport Pedagogy Section of the German Association for Sport Science took place at the Institute of Sport Science in Münster. The event addressed the question of the extent to which knowledge transfer is a central topic in sports education. Based on selected conference contributions, an anthology on this topic has now been published in the “Education and Sport” series by the Center for Educational Research in Sport (CeBiS). In a total of 17 contributions, the authors present the basics, topics and formats of sports education knowledge transfer.

© Andrea Bowinkelmann (LSB NRW)

Movement as a principle of school development

At the invitation of the head of the school department, Prof. Dr. Nils Neuber gave a lecture on the topic of “Learning needs movement - movement as a principle of school development” at the extended conference of the Münster district government. Based on learning theory, the heads of school administration discussed the importance of a moving school culture and the promotion of self-control skills through movement.

© Schaper (SSB Dortmund)

Education needs movement

For the seventh time, the City Sports Association and the School Department of the City of Dortmund organized a symposium on the topic of 'education needs movement'. Around 280 professionals discussed the communal interaction in the educational triangle of daycare centers, schools and sports clubs in numerous workshops. Prof. Dr. Nils Neuber gave the keynote speech on the topic of “Anchoring the joy of movement and sport at an early age”. Nils Kaufmann led a workshop on promoting boys in sport.

© Andrea Bowinkelmann (LSB NRW)

Interview on health and physical activity in nursing care

On the occasion of International Nurses' Day on May 12, the university newspaper wissen|leben (No. 3, May 8, 2024) covered the topic of nursing from various specialized disciplines. Among other things, an interview on health and physical activity in nursing was conducted with Dr. Stefanie Dahl. You can find the interview here.

© Dr. Lena Gabriel

Project meeting of the ComeNet "Body images and social media in school sport"

As part of the BMBF joint project ComeSport, the members of ComeNet 5 met at Paderborn University from 29 to 30 April 2024 to discuss the topic of "Body images and social media in school sport". The participants from the universities of Leipzig, Münster and Paderborn are jointly developing training courses for PE teachers on the ComeNet topic. At this project meeting, initial ideas for the individual training modules at the locations were presented and discussed.
The Institute of Sport Science was represented at this meeting by staff from the Education and Culture in Sport and Education and Teaching in Sport departments.

© Andrea Bowinkelmann (LSB NRW)

Lecture at the symposium “Violence is more than you think” by Dr. Kathrin Kohake

To mark the day of non-violent education, the German Sports Youth, together with the German Child Protection Association, hosted the symposium “Violence is more than you think - recognizing and preventing psychological violence in sport” on April 30. After a presentation on the prevalence of psychological violence in sport by Prof. Dr. Bettina Rulofs, Dr. Kathrin Kohake presented her research project on the development of rules of conduct as a core component of a prevention concept in the German Gymnastics Federation and the Hessen Gymnastics Association. The online event was well attended with over 110 participants.

© Stefan Schröder (Uni Lüneburg)

Quality in day-care centers and all-day schooling

At the invitation of the German Sports Youth (dsj) and the DFL Foundation, a two-day symposium on the quality of physical activity, play and sports programs in daycare centers and all-day schools took place in Mannheim. Around 140 participants discussed the content and standards for high-quality physical activity and sports programs for children. Prof. Dr. Nils Neuber gave a presentation on the quality framework for all-day schooling and participation in all-day schooling.

© Andrea Bowinkelmann (LSB NRW)

2nd symposium “Children's and youth sports research in NRW - pilot projects from the research network”

On April 22, 2024, a symposium was held at the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia to present the results of completed pilot projects from the NRW Children's and Youth Sports Research Network, which were funded by the State Chancellery of NRW. The five presentations covered the topics of inclusion, all-day  and the monitoring of children's and youth sports. One of these pilot projects (SpoPsy4Health) was carried out by employees of the Institute of Sports Science in cooperation with Münster University Hospital. A short summary of the event can be found here.