As Australia is poised for the release in 2013 of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (HPE), many stakeholders within and beyond education are looking to HPE to fix everything from obesity and Olympic medal wins to high stakes test results. This forum will introduce three distinguished speakers associated with education and public health, including the Lead Writer of the new HPE curriculum, to debate what is possible and what is probable for the future of the field.
 

Speakers
 

Professor Doune Macdonald
Head of School and Professor of Health & Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland

Doune Macdonald is Head of School and Professor of Health & Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland. Doune’s educational background is in Health and Physical Education (HPE) and her research interests and work have addressed the challenges of curriculum reform and its impact upon teachers and teaching. In 2011, Doune was appointed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as the Lead Writer for the Australian HPE Shape Paper that outlines the direction for the HPE curriculum. Doune sits on the AIESEP Board (an International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine Advisory Council, the national Anti-Doping Research Program Panel, and is a Trustee of Brisbane Grammar School. In 2011, Doune was inducted as an International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, USA. 



Professor Stewart Trost
Professor in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland
 
Stewart Trost is a Professor in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of physical activity and obesity prevention in children and, since 1996, has published over 100 primary research papers and 11 book chapters on the topic. Stewart has served as a consultant on matters related to measurement of physical activity and obesity prevention to many domestic and international research groups and public health organizations including the Australian Federal Government, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Centres for Disease Control and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Stewart headed the scientific committee responsible for drafting children's physical activity recommendations for Australian youth and children under five, and was a member of the CDC panel to establish evidence-based guidelines for physical activity in school aged youth in the United States. He has specific expertise in assessment of physical activity in children and adolescents, psychosocial and environmental correlates of youth physical activity behaviour, and interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating in children and youth. 



Professor Richard Tinning
Professor of Pedagogy and Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland
Professor of Physical Education in the School of Curriculum & Pedagogy, University of Auckland.

Richard Tinning is Professor of Pedagogy and Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, and Professor of Physical Education in the School of Curriculum & Pedagogy, University of Auckland. As a teacher educator he has been involved in major Australian curriculum development projects for physical education (PE), worked on large-scale professional development programs for teachers, and been a consultant to both schools and universities. Richard has long-standing research interests in school PE, teacher education, critical pedagogy and pedagogy for human movement. In 2010 he was awarded the AIESEP/IOC President’s prize for outstanding contribution to physical education and sport research. His latest books are Pedagogy and Human Movement: Theory, Practice, Research (Routledge, 2010) and (co-edited with Karen Sirna) Education, Social Justice and the Legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora (Sense, 2011). 



Ms Kim Lavin (Moderator)
Principal Education Officer, Queensland Studies Authority
 
Kim provides advice on the application of assessment and moderation policies and procedures, including special provisions for school-based assessments in Authority and Authority-registered subjects. Kim has over 30 years’ experience as an educator in Queensland schools. In 2012, Kim was elected President of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Qld Branch). ACHPER, as the peak professional body, has the key role in supporting, developing and advocating for classroom teachers and specialist HPE teachers.

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