Javier Fernandez-Rio is currently a Professor in the Educational Sciences Department of the University of Oviedo (Spain). B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), M.S. from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-Spanish Olympic Committee (Spain), Ph.D. from Universidad de Oviedo (Spain). His lines of research include pedagogical models, motivation and health. He has co-authorized more than 120 articles published in journals included in the Journal Citation Report (JCR) and more than 30 books/chapters. Keynote speaker in more than 40 international scientific conferences. He has participated in more than 50 initial and/or continuous professional training seminars/courses for primary and secondary teachers.
About his lecture:
Models-based Practice, Basic Psychological Needs and Meaningful Physical Education. Bright and Dark Sides
The use of pedagogical models has evolved from single-model implementation to a models-based approach. moving away from a content-based physical education (Casey & Kirk, 2021). Its student-centred character has been linked to positive outcomes in the four learning domains (Casey & Goodyear, 2015). However, depending on how pedagogical models are implemented, they can promote or thwart, for example, students’ basic psychological needs (Burgueño et al., 2022; Fernandez-Rio & Iglesias, 2021). Therefore, there are bright and dark sides of Models-based Practice that need to be acknowledged to make physical education truly meaningful for all children (Fletcher & Ní Chróinín, 2022).