It is a sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 AIESEP Specialist Seminar, the first AIESEP meeting to be held in Romania. Although AIESEP has been communicating and disseminating research and applied research related to the professional activity of sport and physical education since 1962, the concept of a specialist seminar is relatively new to the Association. Following from the second specialist seminar held at the University of Birmingham in 2012, which focused on sport pedagogy, the 2014 specialist seminar, the fourth of its kind, aims to build on the concept of sport pedagogy which encompasses a broad range of professional sites that can be informed by the field. Historically, the focus of AIESEPís research activities has been physical education and physical education teacher education. It is hoped that this seminar will allow networks to be build and research collaborations to be formed between members of these core AIESEP disciplines and members of related areas such as those engaged in educating professionals for the outdoor, leisure and fitness industries in order to share knowledge and gain an appreciation of our common goals.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to join us for the 2014 AIESEP Specialist Seminar, due to take place from the 7th to the 9th of November, 2014, in Timisoara, Romania. The theme of the seminar will be The Pedagogy of Outdoor and Leisure Activities.
West University of Timisoara celebrates its 70-year anniversary in 2014 and FEFSTIM - the International Congress of Physical Education and Sport Faculty.
This Specialist Seminar is a unique opportunity to meet international experts and to share your knowledge, experience and skills through oral presentations and posters.
You are welcome to Timisoara, a cosmopolitan city renowned for its hospitality and known locally as the flower town and park town. Seminar participants and those accompanying them will be warmly welcomed by the West University of Timisoara, the City and Timis County and will have the opportunity to discover the richness of this historical and cultural city situated in the south east of Europe.