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Prospects for school sports development

Development opportunities for school sports were discussed at a two-day expert workshop held by the German School Sports Foundation in Berlin. In addition to digitization and inclusion, these included all-day school development, the support of social talents, as well as questions of educational equity and participation. Professor Nils Neuber represented the Institute for Sports Science at the WWU and the Research Association for Children's and Youth Sports in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Award of the DSLV - Sponsorship Award for the best study projects in the practical semester sport

For the first time, the best student projects in the subject of sports at the IfS will be honored within the context of the "DSLV NRW - Förderpreis für Studienprojekte im Praxissemester Sport". Five Master students compete against each other in a "Speed Science Contest". A jury of representatives from the Institute of Sports Science, sport teachers, the Center for Practical Teacher Training (ZfsL), sport students and the district government will decide who will win the award. After Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weyland's ceremonial lecture, the winners will be chosen and the prizes awarded. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

The event is dedicated to sports students who achieve outstanding results during their practical semester. All sports students who are before, in or after the practical semester are invited! The teaching team "Praxissemester" of the department of education and teaching in sport, the IfS, the ZfL and the DSLV are looking forward to a large audience supporting the five candidates in their efforts on stage.

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Presentations at the Didacta

Katharina Ludwig from WWU Münster and Dr. Karin Eckenbach from the University of DuE gave presentations on the topic of "Promoting learning through movement" at the Unfallkasse NRW booth at the Didacta in Cologne. After a scientific classification and the presentation of completed and ongoing research projects supported by the UK NRW on the topic, visitors were able to actively participate in the context of movement breaks.

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Focus on knowledge transfer in sports education

The 35th annual conference of the dvs section of sports pedagogy from June 16-18 in Münster was held under the heading "Knowledge Transfer - a Central Topic in Sports Pedagogy". The diverse program offered the approximately 300 conference participants various formats around the conference theme, including three keynote lectures, four dialogue forums, an educational policy evening, a sports science forum together with the asp conference, and a total of 76 lectures and 29 posters. As a venue, the SportCampus Münster offered numerous opportunities for the long-missed professional and personal exchange.

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Dr. Csaba Ökrös will visit the IfS from 17-24.6.2022

Dr. Csaba Ökrös, sports lecturer and handball researcher at the Hungarian University of Physical Education - Testnevelési Egyetem (HUPE), will visit the Institute of Sport Sciences at WWU from 17-24.6.2022 June 2022 as part of an ERASMUS trip. His visit is the first exchange visit on the foundation of an Erasmus cooperation agreement initiated by Axel Binnenbruck, which, in addition to possible collaborative research projects, above all enables students to spend an exchange semester abroad. During the week, in addition to visits to courses, lectures and laboratory visits, talks will be held with the institute's management and with those responsible for the English-language science programs.

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Two major sports conferences at WWU

Joint "Forum Sportwissenschaft" is open to the public

Two major sports science conferences, one common concern: From June 16 to 18, the conferences of the German Association for Sports Science (dvs) in the section of sports pedagogy as well as the German Society for Sport Psychology (asp) will take place. At the "Forum Sportwissenschaft" on June 17, the paths will cross: Starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Fürstenberghaus, interdisciplinary discussions will take place on the topic "Education needs movement - motor activity promotes attention and learning of children and adolescents". International experts, practitioners and science policy makers will exchange experiences, debate research content and approaches for the future. Interested parties can follow the discussions on site or via stream.

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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tim Bindel at the WWU

As part of the junior researchers' conferences of the dvs section of sports pedagogy and the working group for sports psychology, a joint lecture by Prof. Dr. Tim Bindel (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz) will take place on Wednesday, the 15th of June 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium F1 (Fürstenberghaus, Domplatz 20-22). Under the title "Explain it to me like I am twelve - Dissertations are everybody's business" he will talk about modern science communication. The lecture is open to the public and we warmly invite all interested parties to attend!

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All-day education in Bavaria

The legal Entitlement to an all-day place in elementary school as from 2026 was the occasion for an expert hearing regarding all-day education in the Bavarian State Parliament. At the invitation of the Education and Social Affairs Committees, quality criteria, cooperation models and staff qualifications were discussed. Prof. Nils Neuber emphasized, among other things, the significance of movement, play and sport for a healthy adolescence of children and expressed his support for cooperation with Bavarian sports clubs on an equal footing. A more detailed report on the hearing about all-day education can be found on the website of the Bavarian State Parliament.

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Briefing about the practical semester in physical education - start of the practical part 02/2023

On 22.06.22 (Wed.) from 13.00 - 14.00 o'clock per ZOOM there will be a briefing on the practical semester in the subject Sport for all students who start in the winter semester 2022/23 with the preparation for the practical semester and complete the school practical part from February 2023. Important content-related and organizational information about the practical semester in sports will be presented. The zoom link to the event will be sent by e-mail.


Expert discussion at the University of Paderborn

In the context of an expert discussion at the University of Paderborn on 20.05.22 Renate Nocon-Stoffers gave a lecture on the topic of theory-practice relation in the practical semester of sports at the WWU. The event was organized by the AG Praxissemester des Deutschen Sportlehrerverbandes NRW, in which the eight institutes forming sports teachers in NRW are represented. After an impulse lecture by the school researcher Prof. Dr. Gröschner, representatives of the locations presented their concepts of theory-practice relation in the context of research-based learning in the practical semester, which were discussed controversially right after the lecture.