Building Better Online Communities
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2017) calls for immediate paradigmatic shifts in the way employment skills are addressed in educational institutions and society in general. These urgent demands derive from a wide variety of local, regional, national, and international sources, including the Conference Board of Canada (2016), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (2017).
These sources recommend increased emphasis on skills development in complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, negotiation, people management and collaboration.
ALL of these are skills learned and refined through
Physical and Health Education, and Sport.
Our health as individuals and communities exists within a future that continues to be fraught with complexities related to pandemics, racial inequalities and unrest, climate change, and a digital news media laden with artificial information, misappropriation of facts and manipulation of knowledge to benefit those in power.
We are at a critical juncture, one where digital competencies are essential to manage our health and wellbeing in a complicated and rapidly changing world. Our research provides one piece of the solution - the development of a skillset focused on building human capacity to navigate digital environments, and to become critical consumers and creators of PHE virtual resources and communities.
Implications for European Physical Education Teacher
Education during the COVID-19 pandemic: a
cross-institutional SWOT analysis
Wesley O’Brien , Manolis Adamakis , Niamh O’ Brien , Marcos Onofre , João Martins , Aspasia Dania , Kyriaki Makopoulou , Frank Herold , Kwok Ng & João Costa
"The present study, using a sample of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) representatives from five Higher Education European institutions (England, Finland, Greece, Ireland, and Portugal) sought to investigate the proposed measures of change required for programme delivery during the academic year of 2020–2021."
Rethinking the relationship between pedagogy technology and learning in health and physical education.
Ashley Casey, Victoria A. Goodyear & Kathleen M. Armour
"Building on this view, and using Lupton’s example above of the heart-rate monitor, we would like to argue that teachers could use DigiTech to monitor and tailor ‘physical exertions’ to the individual student and that this might be a very good thing. Indeed, it might be a better pedagogical strategy based on accurate individualized data that allows teachers to better meet the needs of each student."
Digital Technology in Physical Education; Global Perspectives
Book Review by Jordan Wintle
"Despite increasing availability of digital technology, and growing research in this area, questions still remain amongst practitioners and researchers as to how we gain maximum beneﬁt from the array of technology at our disposal. Casey, Goodyear and Armour (2016, p. 247) called for teachers to ‘be brave’ in spite of the challenges sometimes faced when trying to integrate technology into lessons with the intention of supporting and enhancing learning. This book responds to that call. "
Education is in a critical paradigm shift; anywhere, anytime mobile learning, wearable technology, Virtual Reality, Web 4.0, 5G smart homes, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Jump on board !