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Sport, Philosophy, and Practice: A Gymnasium

Friday 6 May 2016, 10:00-17:00 | Humanities Studio

Co-organisers: Phil Gaydon (Philosophy), Jonathan Heron (IATL), and Tatjana Seitz (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies)

This interdisciplinary, gymnasium event focussed on spaces and activities designed for intellectual and physical engagement. Experts from the university and local community were brought together to lead participants in theoretical and practical explorations of ideas surrounding spaces, practices, philosophies, and pedagogies of sport training and exercise.

The event helped shape the IATL module ‘Sport, Philosophy, and Practice’ and its innovative ‘gymnasium’ style assessment. It also helped begin to build a network of those interested in sport as an area of teaching and research.

The event was funded by IATL as part of the Strategic Project 'The Warwick Handbook of Innovative Teaching' and was open to staff and students from any course or area of the university.

Feel free to contact Phil Gaydon on P dot K dot Gaydon at warwick dot ac dot uk if you would like to know more.


09:30-10:00 – Tea, coffee, and breakfast snack for early arrivals
10:00-10:45 – Introduction to the gymnasium: an exploration of the space and themes
10:45-11:50 – ‘Gymnasia and spaces of training through the ages’ – Zahra Newby (Classics and Ancient History) and Kathryn Woods (History of Medicine)
11:50-12:00 – Break and nutrition
12:00-13:30 – ‘Boys Dancing: A Practical Workshop and Discussion’ – David McKenna (Being Frank)
13:30-14:15 – Lunch (provided)
14:15-16:00 – ‘PE and Pedagogy’ – Phil Gaydon (Philosophy), Kate Hamer (Centre for Professional Education), and CPE's trainee PE teachers.
16:00-17:00 – Roundtable and smoothies - Panel members Deborah Butler (WMG), Franco Cappuccio (WMS), and Emma Mehan (C-DaRE). Facilitated by Jonathan Heron (IATL)