FIRST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR PRIMARY HPE CONFERENCE
Scott Easdown, Sheldon College
Assessment and curriculum in primary
This plenary workshop will involve all teachers who are invited to bring along some copies of their planning and assessment for the curriculum for discussion.
Michalis Stylianou, University of Queensland
Helping Australian Schools Improve Their Physical Activity Practices: The School Physical Activity Index (SPAI)
In this workshop style session, teachers will be engaged in a process of reflecting on their school physical activity practices.
The vestibular system's function in motor competency from preprep through to adolescence
Amanda's interacitve workshop will present the potential impacts of the vestibular system on behaviour, posture, learning and movement from preprep through to the elite athlete and even post football concussion rehabilitation.
Debra Ayling, Christian Heritage College
Conflict: Can it improve relationships and contribute to a healthy classroom community?
Teachers are continually assisting students to manage relationships and healthy choices at school. Can an educative process examining four key questions improve student reflection and outcomes in conflict to improve relationships and contribute to a healthy community?
Sally Hannah, St Peter's Lutheran College
Importance of Fundamental Movement Programs in learning readiness
The benefits of perceptual motor programs (PMPs) have been subject to debate since their conception in the 1980s.
Perceptual Motor Programs were once hailed as the “be all and end all” tool, to both prepare children for the classroom and assist children to develop academically. There have been few results which support the goal to increase academic performance as a result of PMPs, however studies have indicated marked improvement in gross motor skills. By using PMPs we are not teaching children to be better academically; we are providing them with skills that will enable them to be more receptive to the lessons being taught.