The Colleges of Education Physical Education Consortium (CEPEC) held its first meeting in December 2006. The group is currently comprised of representatives from the Physical Education Teams in four Universities – School of Arts Education and Movement, Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, DCU, Drumcondra; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education and Marino Institute of Education. The group aims to progress issues relevant to primary physical education within the Republic of Ireland across the continuum of teacher education, with a particular focus on pre-service teacher education.
Members of CEPEC 2017 from L-R: Dr. Deirdre Ní Chroinin (Mary Immaculate College); Susan Marron (DCU), Dr. Frances Murphy (DCU); Dr. Maura Coulter (DCU); Dr. Bronagh McGrane (DCU); Dr. Richard Bowles (Mary Immaculate College); Suzy Maken ( Marino Institute of Education); Tony Sweeney (Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education); Missing from pic: ) Dr. Elaine Murtagh (Mary Immaculate College)
CEPEC work includes:
Assessment in Physical Education Lessons…a Teacher online Resource
Phase one of CEPECs assessment research work can be read in the journal ‘Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy’. The journal article title is ‘Implementing formative assessment in primary physical education: teacher perspectives and experiences’. (2012, pages 1–15, iFirst Article).
The recommendations from this study informed the development of an online assessment resource for teachers. With the cooperation of three practising teachers whose lessons we filmed, a series of video clips on assessment in PE lessons was launched in December 2016. The clips can be found in the ‘Members section’ of this website.
CEPEC Policy Document