Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Filipino educators to host the First International Sport Pedagogy Conference in the Philippines

Need for Retooling of Physical Education and School Sports Addressed

The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK), in partnership with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil), led a  press conference today to officially announce the upcoming first ever 3-day international academic sports event in the Philippines, the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016).

ICSPHW 2016, with a theme, entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” will be held from November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP Diliman campus, in Quezon City.

Equipped with meaningful and substantial lectures and training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines, the conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students. It is looking to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates.

“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and valuable workshops as well as opportunities to showcase their research papers and posters,” UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer announced to members of the media, and distinguished sports figures and advocates during the press launch held at the critically acclaimed international steakhouse, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Resorts World Manila, emphasizing the importance of the event in improving sports education in the country.

Presented by beverage brand MILO Philippines, the conference has a bevy of 20+ foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of 850+ participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other institutions.

“We at MILO believe that active students are active learners; and that physical activity can help improve performance in the classroom. For years, MILO’s grassroots sports programs have contributed to giving Filipino youth a fit and healthy lifestyle,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive.  “MILO’s support for ICSPHW 2016 solidifies our commitment to empower sports and P.E. instructors who play a significant role in youth development.

ICSPHW 2016 is presented by MILO Philippines, co-presented by PACE Magazine x freyo, with Mama Sita’s as official sponsor, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila, Cebuana Lhuillier, GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as assisting sponsors, ABS-CBN as chief media partner, and the Philippine Star  and MultiSport.ph as official media partners. Notable speakers include: ACESS co-founder Prof. Dr. Ming- Kai Chin, German Olympic Sports Confederation’s Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, and Prof. G L Khanna of India.

For more information and tickets, visit www.peplus.ph, www.facebook.com/NCSPofficial, or call +63977 831 8749.

About MILO

The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Given its popularity it is a “must have” product for food service operators particularly in Asia, Africa and Oceania.

MILO also promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country.

About Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila gives you a perfect dining experience with its pride in serving USDA Prime dry-aged beef. It’s located at Resorts World Manila, Pasay. For reservations, call (02) 511 7009.

About UP College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK)

The UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics (CHK) is one of the leading academic institutions in the  Philippines which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Physical Education, Sports and Human  Movement Sciences. It has produced graduates who are now leaders and key administrators shaping the physical education, sports and exercise programs in various institutions nationwide. Currently it is composed of 33 full-time faculty members who specialize in sports coaching/officiating and instruction, strength and conditioning, dance and fitness instruction, outdoor recreation and management, and sports and exercise psychology.

About Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil)

SportPhil is an organization that assists and promotes excellence in sport management, science and  business – combining foreign and local expertise. Founded by Ms. Geraldine Bernardo, a one-time executive director of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and former national athlete herself, SportPhil is a recognized member of the Asian Association of Sport Management (AASM) and an affiliate of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). To learn more visit www.sportphil.com, or call +63977 831 8749.

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