Jalandhar: Significant guest-lectures on ‘Contemporary Curriculum and Pedagogical approaches for Physical Education in Australia’ were, recently, held at LPU’s Department of Physical Education. The resource persons for the said purpose were Dr Judith Miller and Dr John Haynes from University of New England (UNE), Australia. Both, the visiting foreign faculty are renowned experts in the field of their research and publications. About 400 students of the Department got benefited through high-valued educative deliveries.
Both of the visitors are Senior Lecturers at Faculty of the Professions, School of Education of UNE and are members of the Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies team. Dr Judith Miller increased the knowledge of the LPU students for personal development, health and physical education pedagogy. She explained about her major research projects, which are focused on enhancing school-aged children’s health, through nutritional knowledge and behavior understanding. Whereas, Dr John Haynes let the students aware about Sensory motor mode of learning; Movement studies; Applied anatomy; Fundamental motor skills; and Teaching games for understanding.
On this visit of education specialists at the University, LPU’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar said: “Our students have added much to their knowledge from the expertise of visiting UNE faculty, who have years of Research and Publication experience. Through this receiving the students will certainly get a boost to their career in the field of physical education and sports activities.”
Feeling very happy on visiting LPU and delivering lectures, both of the visitors appreciated the educative environment and infrastructure at the University. Informing about UNE, they told: “UNE has a long tradition of serving the regions in Australia as well as the world. At present, UNE is reaching out globally by contributing career-ready graduates and a prominent portfolio of research, education, business, community activity. In fact, UNE’s stated mission of “Achieving Regional and Global Impact” accurately reflects our current visit, activity and future goals.”