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Paul’s PhD

Paul Perkins (link) is about to submit his PhD at the University of Canberra. His title is Can a modified, low-risk form of boxing achieve significant community uptake? It is the culmination of a fascinating six-year journey for Paul and his supervisors. This is a wonderful achievement. It is one founded on a profound friendship with Allan Hahn (link) and enriched by Paul's thirst for knowledge. I have included pictures of Paul in India and at today's unmeeting at the University of Canberra.

A Community-Focused Modified Boxing Program

Paul Perkins is involved in an exciting initiative. Paul and Allan Hahn have been successful in securing funding to introduce a Community-Focused Modified Boxing Program in twenty schools in Uttarakhand, India in 2017. The project aims to use an adapted form of boxing (ModBox) to: provide health and fitness outcomes develop life skills for participants raise awareness of environmental issues increase opportunities for female participation in sport ModBox has been designed to be a low-risk form of boxing. It takes place in encouraging and supportive environments led by sensitive, appreciative coaching and teaching. Emphasis is placed on athlete enjoyment and...

Open for Learning: Supporting Coach Education and Development

Introduction I was hoping to attend the Sport Leadership sportif Conference in Calgary in November. I was looking forward to presenting a paper with David Legg and Stephen Price. The title of the paper is Open for Learning: Supporting Coach Development Online. Our aim was to combine insights from Australia and Canada to discuss open access to coach education and development resources. I was very keen to link open learning opportunities with the insights and practices of Canadian connectivist thinkers and practitioners. I am disappointed that I am unable to go to Calgary. I have posted my part of the presentation as a SlideCast....

Innovation: impact or distraction in high performance sport?

Introduction I have been invited to present a guest lecture to students in the High Performance Sports Management unit at the University of Canberra. The topic is a question - Innovation: impact or distraction in high performance sport? I think the answer is "Yes, both". In my talk, I will discuss my apparent equivocation with reference to: Intrapreneurship Hype Disruption Strategic Leadership I hope that these might lead to a qualification of my "Yes" answer. Before I get to these points I would like to flip this talk. I am encouraging students to look at some or all of these recommendations in advance of our...

Week 5 at the Introduction to Box’Tag SOOC

Week 5 is the final week of the synchronous phase of the Introduction to Box'Tag Small Open Online Course (SOOC). As of this morning there are 131 participants in the course. There were 25 participants at the start of this cSOOC. It has been interesting to see the course flourish as the participants approach Dunbar's number, 150. Thanks to Adam Brimo and his colleagues, the course will be available online as an asynchronous resource for the Box'Tag community. This is the second SOOC in which I have participated. Both SOOCs have underscored for me the centrality of a community driver. In the...

Day 1 #BoxTag SOOC

Today is the first day of the small open online course (SOOC), Introduction to Box'Tag. The course is the outcome of a long journey made by Allan Hahn and Paul Perkins. This is their welcome to the course. http://youtu.be/7iyTKt95SHs Adam Brimo from OpenLearning has made it possible for the course to be open and online.

Box’Tag SOOC

I have spent much of today working with Paul Perkins, Allan Hahn and Daniel Perkins. We have been finalising the content for a new Small Open Online Course (SOOC): An Introduction to Box'Tag. We are using the OpenLearning platform for the course. It is a five-week course. We have a sequence of content to present: Start Here (Week 1) Competition (Week 2) Training (Week 3) Planning (Week 4) Technical Training and Physical Preparation (Week 5) We spent the day in the University of Canberra's Teaching Commons. By the end of the day we had a substantial part of the content mapped out with week 1 fully uploaded. There is...

Identifying Sport Management Research Strategies

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the Australian Sport Research Network (ASRN) are co-hosting a two-day workshop at the Australian Institute of Sport this week (Monday and Tuesday). The workshop seeks to identify sport management research strategies and has two explicit objectives: Day 1 To seek a consensus on sport industry research strategies in the domain of sport management. Day 2 To seek a consensus on how to address sport management research priorities. The conference was opened by the ASC CEO, Simon Hollingsworth. Allan Hahn welcomed delegates on behalf of the ASRN. Thereafter Michael Sparks, Paul Fairweather and Alun Breward provided background briefings. Michael discussed...

#HPRW10: How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective?

Day 3 started with a Panel presentation on the question of How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective? The Panel members were: Allan Hahn, Kristine Toohey, Martin Fitzsimons, Michael McKenna, Gavin Reynolds and myself. Allan Hahn opened the discussion of his approach to the topic: Identify right problems Ensure critical mass of resources Acceess to expertise Short, medium, long term Accommodate different agendas Integrate efforts of geographically distributed groups. Allan explored a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) model for building an effective research network. He noted the key features of a CRC model....

#HPRW10: Connected

Day 3 of the AIS's Performance Research Workshop in Canberra will start with a Panel Presentation. The topic for the Panel to address is How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective? The panel members are: Allan Hahn, Kristine Toohey, Martin Fitzsimons, Michael McKenna and Gavin Reynolds. This is a draft of my thoughts hosted by SlideShare: I have added a slide to this presentation that is my pitch for the Australian research network to work together as an Open Access community. I am looking forward to hearing the views of my panel colleagues. I will be...