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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Pedagogy & Curriculum [clear filter]
Saturday, November 16


A Game Sense Approach To Striking & Fielding
Game Sense is a specific model that has come out of Bunker and Thorpe’s Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) that was “developed in Australia during the mid-1990s through collaboration with Rod Thorpe and the Australian Sports Commission” (Thrope, 2006 cited by Pill, 2016).

Students are presented with specific game challenges that they then solve while playing small sided games with modified rules, this approach is quite different to isolated skills-based from practice and big-group gameplay. In this workshop, participants will play different Game Sense striking and fielding games that build in tactical complexity and focus on inquiry through teacher questions and problem-solving in various games.

Games include activities based around Kickball, Cricket, Softball and Danish Longball.

Lesson notes can be found here http://www.melhamada.com/2019/11/16/phase-ap-2019/

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Mel Hamada

Middle School Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing
Originally from Canberra, Australia, Mel has been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Australia for the last 15 years. She has worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher, and is currently employed at the International... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Field 2A / 2B


Enacting Strengths-Based Approaches to Curriculum Design: The Case of Health Education
A strengths-based approach to health and physical education (HPE) has been positioned as a foundational philosophy of the new Australian HPE curriculum. This “positive” approach to HPE seeks to focus less on human deficits, societal and individual risk behaviours, and more on the strengths and resources that can be nurtured within young people and their communities. Building on my keynote presentation, this workshop will first review the range of theoretical perspectives informing strengths-based approaches and the reasons why this knowledge is critical for curriculum design.

Drawing on a recent curriculum design project for Netball Queensland, participants will explore a range of contemporary youth “health issues” and the ways in which such health issues can be re-imagined and re-oriented to reflect a strengths-based approach to health education in school settings. Importantly, participants will be provided with a series of meta-curriculum design steps that will facilitate their future endeavours in constructing units of work that focus on or contribute to learning outcomes that can inform lifelong healthy living.

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Louise McCuaig

Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Health education in PETE and schooling

Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)


Integrating Movement During Regular Classroom Time: An Effective Way to Reinforce Students' Physical Education Learning
The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with strategies specific to promoting students' physical activity during regular classroom time. Getting the support of classroom teachers is vital to ensuring all school-age youth meet consensus guidelines for daily physical activity participation, as well as achieve learning standards in physical education.

Attendees will learn about research, recommendations, and practical strategies for working with classroom teachers to maximize students' opportunities for physical activity engagement and learning.

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Collin Webster

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)