Movement, Learning and Pedagogy - A contemporary perspective

21st - 22nd October 2021. A joint partnership between Norwegian School of Sport Sciences  (NIH) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)



21. - 22. oktober


19. oktober 2021


Norges idrettshøgskole




This two-day interactive symposium will explore contemporary perspectives of movement, learning and pedagogy. There will be a strong educational focus. Leading academics from Norway and beyond will offer a transdisciplinary narrative on how ecological and social-ecological world views can help shape the future of Physical Education in school and further afield. Over two days we will take an embedded and situated look at movement, learning and pedagogy and consider how this can lead us to appreciate and design environments and programmes which enable individuals to become attentive to the environments that they are navigating. To help achieve our educational and developmental goals, we will invite participants to get involved in our discussions of contemporary pedagogies. 

Our focus will be on developing individuals who are able to meet the challenges we face in the 21st century such as sustainable lifestyles, dealing with the effects of climate change, enriching physical activity levels, maintaining mental health and wellbeing and combatting obesity. 

On day 1 we will offer an update on contemporary perspectives of movement, learning and pedagogy and explore how these features within the context of Norwegian Physical Education and wider society.

On day 2 we will begin with online presentations by PhD and early career researchers outlining their research and findings. This will be followed by leaders in the field taking us on a transdisciplinary journey exploring movement, learning and pedagogy in a physical education context.  We will finish the day with a round table discussion sharing views on where we go next for research in movement, learning and pedagogy.