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Jenna Lorusso, Michael Carey, João Costa, Martina Finneran, Brian Kelly, Úna Moynihan, Conchur O’Muimhneachain, Alan Ringland, Mike Storey, Ann MacPhail
AIESEP World Congress 2022 "Addressing contemporary agendas for health and physical education, physical activity and sport"
A research-practice partnership for addressing policy challenges in Irish physical education
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Policy, Physical Education
Dawn Penney et al
This presentation will report on an ongoing research-practice partnership focused on addressing policy challenges in Irish physical education. Our group of 10 Irish physical education stakeholders (i.e., teachers, teacher educators, professional development providers) has broken into three sub-groups and have been working since April 2021 to address: (a) limited interprofessional collaboration on policy initiatives by developing appreciative cases of our own and others’ past and present interprofessional policy work successes; (b) limited policy preparation across the teacher education continuum by designing a policy-focused professional development initiative for physical education stakeholders; and (c) issues in the quality of school placements by developing a research-based policy brief to form the basis of evidence-informed advocacy on the topic. In this presentation, we will: (1) detail how policy concepts and theories have helped us to identify practical policy lessons that might enhance our own and others policy engagement; and (2) offer preliminary reflections on the broader experience of engaging in a policy-focused research-practice partnership, particularly which aspects helped us to develop our own policy preparedness and thus might usefully inform the facilitation of other such partnerships.
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