The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK) and the Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) are in deep preparations for the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016) — the first-ever three-day international academic sporting event to be held in the Philippines.
Entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” the international confab will be held from Nov. 18 to 20 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP campus in Quezon City. Foreign and local sports experts and educators will take part in the event.
The conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students, and looks to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates. Participants will hear meaningful and substantial lectures and get training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines.
“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and workshops and will open up opportunities for them to showcase their research papers and posters,” said UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer. The event is focused on improving sports education in the country.
Since 2012, UP-CHK has been organizing the National Conference on Sport Pedagogy, which has been well-attended by physical educators, sport science practitioners, coaches and human movement specialists from all over the Philippines.
Now that it has gone international, the conference has a bevy of more than 20 foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of some 850 participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science, among other international institutions.
The sporting event is co-presented by Milo Philippines, and with GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as assisting sponsors. Ticket prices for the three-day affair are P4,500 for local participants and P3,000 for undergraduate students.