Academic Advisory Group
PENZ Academic Advisory Group
PENZ is pleased to announce the formation of the Academic Advisory Group (AAG). The overall role of the AAG is to assist in advancing PENZs' engagement with academic communities relevant to the Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Sport fields and professional contexts, and to thereby support work aligned with PENZs' identified strategic priorities.
More specifically, the Terms of Reference established for the AAG reflects recognition of a number of ways in which PENZ's connections with the tertiary education and teacher education sectors can be strengthened, and the potential for PENZ to develop professional leadership of collaborative research that addresses contemporary on issues that are priorities for PENZ and industry partners. Members of the AAG particularly recognise the important role that PENZ can play in fostering connections between university-based researchers and professionals working in HPE and related fields.
Details of members are provided below. The AAG Terms of Reference can be located below also and will be reviewed annually. If you have any questions about the AAG's work, please contact Margot Bowes, (email@example.com).
The PENZ community thank all who are contributing their time and expertise to the AAG.
The PENZ Academic Advisory Group 2017 - 2018
Chair: Margot Bowes
Margot is President of PENZ and is currently a Lecturer in Physical Education in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland. Margot has taught Physical Education in schools for 15 years and has been lecturing at university for 10 years. Margot has been involved with PENZ for over 25 years and has been an active member of the Auckland Branch of PENZ Committee since 1995. Her research interests are in senior school physical education, teacher professional development and learning, pedagogy and assessment.
Members of the AAG
Lisette Burrows - Lisette is a Professor at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago. She is a past president of PENZ and served on the Board for 10 years. Her research explores the place and meaning of physical culture and health in young people's lives.
Marg Cosgriff - Marg is currently at Te Huataki Waiora Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance at The University of Waikato. She has a long standing professional and research interest in HPE and outdoor education in primary and secondary school settings.
Ben Dyson - Ben is an Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education at the University of Auckland. He is a past Editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. He is internationally recognized as a leading researcher in Physical Education in two related areas of scholarship: research on innovative curriculum and pedagogy in schools and Cooperative Learning as a pedagogical practice. Since 2006 he has been a Fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In 2017, he was elected Chair of the Physical Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association.
Catherine Morrison - Bio to follow
Denise Atkins - Bio to follow
Libby Paterson - Bio to follow
Anne McKay - Bio to follow
Dennis Slade - Bio to follow
Barrie Gordon - Bio to follow
Jackie Cowan - Bio to follow
Richard van der Jagt - Bio to follow
Terms of Reference
The purpose of the PENZ Academic Advisory Group is to provide PENZ with ongoing advice primarily relating to the preparation of teachers for the delivery of quality Physical Education and secondly, relating to applied research in Physical Education.
Terms of Reference:
o Members will be prepared to attend a maximum of three meetings per annum
o Members will consider matters relating to initial teacher education, fostering of research and if appropriate, more general issues within the field of Physical Education.
o Members will meet under the leadership of the President or an appointed Chair elected to lead a specific project.
o PENZ will be represented by the President and the Executive Officer
o Additional PENZ Board or Management Members may be invited to contribute as necessary
o A Physical Education leader from the 7 Universities (that have comprised the Summit Group) that offer Physical Education teacher education programmes, will serve in the Advisory Group
o Additional Members may be invited to contribute as necessary
o Appointments will be made for a term of 24 months
o Appointments will be determined by each University Education Department
o The Executive Office will report to Board Meetings on the activities of the PENZ Academic Advisory Group