PHASE Asia Pacific is a conference for all educators focussed on physical education, health, athletics, sports, and experiential learning.  The conference allows participants to learn from leading authorities in their respective fields as well as from practitioner presenters, to network with fellow educators, and to access good practice and resources in multiple formats.

PHASE has evolved from the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (APPEC) which was a dedicated Physical Education & Wellness event for the Asia Pacific region starting in 2015.
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Saturday, November 16 • 10:20 - 11:20
Introducing Invasions Games to Early Childhood Students

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Early Childhood is an extremely important age in the development of any child. It can set the child up for success or failure later on in life, as it can affect all that the individual can and will do later in Elementary and Middle school, and will set the stage for life. Research indicates that there are some critical soft skills a child needs to acquire before being able to receive content and use it effectively in multiple environments and subject areas. Some of these soft skills are self-regulation, executive functioning, creativity and problem solving.

During this session, we will explore how introducing invasion games in a fun and creative way will not only help students learn to self-regulate, use their imagination, and begin to be exposed to reflection and planning, but will also allow students to use a large variety of locomotor skills in a very isolated environment and develop to more complex situations where they have to plan and make decisions. During the session, teachers will see how students are being moved from a step by step, guided instruction, to a student led activity, in which young students will have to make decisions and plan reflect on their outcomes.

Multiple engaging activities will be presented for students at the age of 3 and 4, using limited equipment. At the end of the session, we will briefly discuss some of the more efficient ways to convey any physical education lesson in pre-school, and how important it is to have a teacher that understands this critical age in the development of the whole child in life.

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Andrei Ghicu

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
Andrei has lived and worked internationally for over 17 years, first in Kuwait, then in Romania and now in China. Originally a professional Soccer player, he discovered his passion for teaching early on, and mixed it with his love for sports in his PE teaching roles. He taught and... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20 HKT
Middle School Gym 2/3