After serving several years as co-convenor, Oliver Hooper of Loughborough University was elected as the new Link Convenor.
A Network Project already planned and approved in 2018 with the title " Specialist symposium on creative and innovative methods in educational research" had to be postponed to Spring 2021 due to the Brexite and Covid 19 crisis.
To mark that Glasgow would have been hosting the ECER conference in 2020, the Scottish Physical Education Network (ScotPERN) and EERA Network 18, held a joint online symposium with the title: 'Scottish Physical Education within the context of health and wellbeing: Researching the challenges and opportunities'.
Rachel Sandford (Loughborough University, United Kingdom) started her term as new elected Link Convenor after ECER 2018.
NW 18 organised a two-day “Specialist Symposium on Values, Voice and Ethics in Educational Research” to encourage both experienced academics and early career researchers (ECR) to come together and discuss issues relating to values, voice and ethics within educational research.
NW 18 organised an EERA Symposium at International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP). EERA funded the conference fees for 3 researchers.
After ECER 2012, Fiona Chambers (Ireland) took over from Kathleen Armour as new Link Convenor of network 18.
At ECER 2011 "Urban Education" in Berlin, Graham Attwell and his colleagues from Pontysysgu interviewed the link convenor Kathleen Armour.
The Sport Pedagogy Network was established in 2011. It was started by Prof. Dr. Kathleen Armour from the University of Birmingham in England with the following co-convenors: Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck, Universität Paderborn, Germany, and Dr. Fiona Chambers, University College Cork, Ireland.
Sport Pedagogy is a field that brings together researchers who are interested in the academic spaces where sport and education come together. It includes physical education, sport coaching and relevant aspects of sport policy, and focuses on the needs of diverse learners in settings such as schools, family and community.
Recent Posts on the #EERABlog
"The Challenges and Opportunities of Physical Education within the Context of Health and Wellbeing"
Dr Shirley Gray, Dr Rachel Sandford
"How Design Thinking in Education can Help During COVID-19" Dr Fiona Chambers