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Gary Stidder

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Gary graduated from Brunel University in 1986 with a BEd (Honours) Degree with Qualified Teacher Status in Physical Education and English. Gary is a former secondary school physical education teacher and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the USA during 1990-1991. Gary completed his Master’s Degree in Education in 1998 and went on to complete his PhD in 2008 both at the University of Brighton. Gary is co-editor (with Sid Hayes) of ‘The Really Useful Physical Education Book: Learning and Teaching Across the 7–14 Age Range’ (2010) and the first and second editions of ‘Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport’ (2003; 2012) published by Routledge. Gary holds the University award for teaching excellence, and is the co-founder and Deputy Director of the University of Brighton’s pioneering ‘Football 4 Peace International Project’ in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, South Korea, South Africa and The Gambia (www.football4peace.eu) which has been operating since 2001. In July 2008 Gary was presented with a national award from the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) for his contribution to research and scholarship in the field of Physical Education. In 2013 Gary was awarded the University of Brighton’s award for Staff Excellence in Community Engagement in recognition of his contribution to widening participation and social engagement. Gary’s single authored publication ‘Becoming a Physical Education Teacher’ was published in 2015 by Routledge. In 2016 Gary co-edited (With Sid Hayes) ‘The Really Useful Physical Education Book; Teaching and Learning Across the 11 – 16 Age Range’. In 2017 Gary was appointed as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg for his contribution to the development of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in South Africa. In 2018 Gary was awarded the Honoured Members Award by the Association for Physical Education for making a difference at National and International level over a lengthy and sustained period of time. Gary received the highest accolade that the Association can bestow on a single individual at the AfPE National conference held at St Georgie’s Park in Nottinghamshire (National Training Centre of the English Football Association) on July 3rd. His award was in recognition for his outstanding and distinguished long service during which he has contributed significantly to the National and International development of physical education.

Selected publications:

Stidder G and Blair R (2020) ‘Inclusion and curriculum in physical education’ in Capel S and Blair R and (Eds) (2020) Debates in Physical Education (Second Edition), Chapter 14, London, Routledge: 223 - 238

Stidder G (2020) ‘Football 4 Peace International 2019 Update’, Physical Education Matters (14), 3: 64 - 65

Stidder G (2020) Learning through adventure: the many skills that can be taught outside the classroom, The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/learning-through-adventure-the-many-skills-that-can-be-taught-outside-the-classroom-128352

Stidder G, Green S, Smart W (2020) ‘Physical Education, Pedagogy and Participation in Secondary School During Pandemic Times’, Physical Education Matters, (14), 4: 56 - 59

Stidder G (2018) ‘Values-based Teaching and Learning through Physical Education – Applying the Football 4 Peace International Methodology’, paper presented at International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) World Congress of Sociology of Sport, June 5 – 8, 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Stidder G, Spacey G, Green S and Smart W (2018) ‘Football 4 Peace International 2017 Update’, Physical Education Matters (13), 2: 66 – 69

Stidder G (2017) ‘Football 4 Peace - A Framework for the Delivery of Quality Physical Education’, poster presentation at the 23rd European Fair Play Movement Congress, Haifa, Israel, October 24th – 26th 2017

Stidder G (2017) Evaluating the ‘A’ List in Physical Education Initial Teacher Training, Physical Education Matters, (12); 3, pp 50 - 56

Stidder G (2017) ‘Assessing the value of alternative physical activities in the secondary school physical education curriculum’, Physical Education Matters, (12); 3, pp 70 - 74

Stidder G and Hayes S (Eds) (2016) ‘The Really Useful Physical Education Book: Learning and Teaching across the 11–16 Age Range’, London, Routledge

Stidder G (2015) ‘Becoming a Physical Education Teacher’, London, Routledge

Stidder G and Hayes S (Eds) (2012), ‘Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport’, London, Routledge

Stidder G (2012) ‘Training to teach physical education in an opposite-sex secondary school: A qualitative analysis of trainee teachers’ experiences’, European Physical Education Review

Stidder G (2012) ‘Training to Teach Physical Education in a Grammar School for Boys: Female Narratives and Mentor perspectives’, Sport, Education and Society

Stidder G (2012) ‘Preparing trainee teachers of physical education to teach outdoor and adventurous and activities in schools, Physical Education Matters (formerly the British Journal of Teaching Physical Education), Summer, (7), 2: 46 - 50

Documentary Films 2012 - 2017

‘Does Sex Matter’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng1d_iPI6hA&index=4&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

‘Girls Go Gold’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ozq1KciLM&index=2&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Student Leadership through Physical Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK51ir02q90&index=3&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOTMhkdjC1k&index=5&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb9HnSr3cZE&index=6&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Football 4 Peace International Values-based Teaching through Physical Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai9HtcQ2OcA&index=7&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Orienteering as part of the Physical Education Curriculum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbcTapT4Pw&index=8&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Inclusion in Physical Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilK-VhMDnbk&index=23&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOeju7QDOU

Discovery Kids Camp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwSYEp_iwsM&index=25&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Girls into Sport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7SVctZ2gmo&index=26&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Meeting the Teachers’ Standards in Physical Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBTWGg5qN0E&index=27&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

Football 4 Peace Community Challenge Camp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw-J_y_TpS4&index=28&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d32r75bJF94&index=29&list=PL9036FECA22DB89CD

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education 2015

http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/2016/01/19/trainee-pe-teachers-finish-on-a-high-note/

Learning and Teaching through Alternative Physical Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERq84WeFU9M&feature=youtu.be

Alternative Physical Education

http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/2017/02/28/alternative-physical-education-documentary-film/

 

Special Awards

2018: Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Honoured Members Award for making a difference at National and International level over a lengthy and sustained period of time in recognition for outstanding and distinguished long service. Football Association National Training Centre, St George's Park, Nottinghamshire, July 3rd 2018.

https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/2018/07/04/university-of-brighton-academic-honoured/ 

 2013: recipient of the University of Brighton’s award for Staff Excellence in Community Engagement in recognition of the contribution to widening participation and social engagement.

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/news/2013/a-decade-of-dedication.aspx

2008: Recipient of the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Main Award for contribution to research and scholarship in the United Kingdom, Chester July 2008.

 2003: Recipient of the University of Brighton Award for excellence in teaching.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Brighton

1 Sep 20015 May 2009

Award Date: 5 May 2010

University of Brighton

1 Sep 199631 Jul 1998

Award Date: 31 Jul 1998

External positions

External Examiner BSc Physical Education, University of Chester

1 Apr 20201 Apr 2023

External Examiner PGCE Physical Education, Brunel University London

1 Sep 20181 Sep 2022

Honorary Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg

1 Sep 2017 → …

PGCE Chief External Examiner, Loughborough University

1 Sep 201631 Aug 2019

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