Public Seminar - Physical Activity and Nutrition

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:30 am — Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:00 pm

Location: Advanced Technology Centre Lecture Theatre, ATC210
Contact: Wayne Durand (
RSVP: Monday, 24 November 2014

This public seminar hosted by the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition presents Dr Erik Backman from The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden.

What can socially critical perspectives offer to PESP and PETE? Examples from a sport-university in Stockholm, Sweden

Dr Erik Backman

Dr Erik Backman

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden

This seminar takes its departure in Physical Education Teacher Education programmes (PETE) and Physical Education Sport Pedagogy research (PESP) at The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. After a brief description of the activity at this university with regards to history, culture, structure, content and extent, the main focus of the seminar will be devoted to a discusssion of the challenges following partly from acting within a multidisciplinary academic (sport) context and partly from insights after comparing Swedish PETE-programmes and PESP-research to its similarities in other countries. Issues with regards to equity, equality and power, and the educational impact of these perspectives, will be acknowledged during this seminar.

Erik Backman, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Sciences at The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden. His research includes eduational and sociological perspectives on; outdoor education, physical education, teacher education and issues of assessment. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Wollongong in the School of Education.