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Promoting development in school sport - for everyone!

In March, the fourth symposium on "Promoting development in school sport - for everyone!?" was held at the Institute of Sports Science. In three lectures and a total of 12 workshops, around 240 participants discussed questions of mental, social and emotional support in physical education. The conference was organized by the Department of Physical Education and Teaching Research (Prof. Neuber) and the Developmental Diagnostics and Support working group (Prof. Tietjens). Partners included the NRW State Chancellery, the NRW Statutory accident insurance institution, the Münster District Government and the Willlibald Gebhardt Institute.

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Save the Date - Promoting development in school sport

A specialist conference on mental, emotional and social support through sport will take place on March 15, 2024. Under the title “Promotion of development in school sport – for everyone?!” the question is examined as to whether school sports also reach children with special needs. At the same time, the new special education degree programme in Münster is being discussed. Further information will follow.

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Münster School Sports Talk

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, the Münster School Sports Talk "Perceiving Diversity in Physical Education - a key component of teacher expertise" will take place from 6-8 p.m. in Ho101. The speaker Junior Professor Dr. Helga Leineweber will present selected empirical findings as well as approaches to promote the professional perception of teacher*education, and give suggestions for dealing with own perceptions. The registration can be done here. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

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Lounge talk on school sports development

As part of the seminar "School Sport after Corona" by Prof. Nils Neuber, representatives of the School Sport Offensive NRW discussed the future of school sport with students and guests. Among the discussants were Jun.-Prof. Anne-Christin Roth (Deutscher Sportlehrerverband NRW), Martin Wonik (Landessportbund NRW), Laura Hantke (Sportjugend NRW), Dr. Gerrit Schnabel (Unfallkasse NRW) and Martin Schönwandt (Deutsche Schulsportstiftung).

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Physical Activity Can Promote Learning

On Wednesday, 26.10.2022, the Münster School Sports Talk "Learning and Movement" took place in a hybrid model. Johann Sühling from the Westfälische Nachrichten reported on 28.10.2022:

It's the normal picture of a classroom: Around 30 children sit silently in their seats and look at the teacher, who is at the blackboard - a frontal lesson, precisely. Dr. Karin Eckenbach and Prof. Dr. Michael Pfitzner from the University of Duisburg-Essen discussed whether this is the perfect learning atmosphere on Wednesday at the 22nd Münster School Sports Talk at the Institute for Sports Science. They believe that exercise before, after and even during learning can improve the cognitive abilities of school children. However, this should not be limited to physical education classes, but should also be used in other areas of the school. Eckenbach and Pfitzner use examples to illustrate ways in which exercise can be used outside of physical education. One sticking point remained the question of how much movement was necessary in everyday life. Even Eckenbach had to admit, "There is no perfect answer yet." But twice a week for at least 15 minutes is a minimum, she said.

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Certificate course "Individual support through learning & movement, play & sport"

The new certificate course (ZL) at sport-lernen combines topics from the ZL "More movement in elementary schools" with those from the ZL "Learning and movement". For children and adolescents, movement is a basic need. Children of all ages have increasing difficulties in following school rules, sitting still for longer periods of time, or controlling impulses. The positive effects of movement in terms of cognitive performance and executive functions have already been empirically proven by several studies. Unfortunately, these results are rarely put into practice.