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Professor Ken Hardman

Emeritus Professor

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: k.hardman@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5140

Professor Hardmanís teaching experience is extensive, encompassing nearly all academic disciplines associated with Education and PE, including secondary school teaching, teachersí professional training, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including European Masters in Physical Education programmes and both internal and external UK doctoral supervision. He has held posts at the UK universities of Durham, Manchester and Worcester and has held Guest and Visiting Professorships at Technical University, Lisbon, Portugal; Lusophone University, Lisbon; Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; and Akita International University, Japan.

He has acted as expert advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and has provided advisory services to the Council of Europe and the Kuwait government.

Professor Hardmanís research activity focuses on the comparative and international domain of Physical Education, which has included European and world-wide surveys of PE for bodies such as the Council of Europe and a joint UNESCO- North Western Counties Physical Education Association (NWCPEA) third worldwide PE survey, culminating in the formulation of Quality Physical Education Teacher Education (QPETE) indicators and a PE Basic Needs Model (2011-2013).

The total number of Professor Harmanís publications and academic papers exceeds 350 and he is a member of around twenty international and national journalsí Editorial Boards. He has held and currently holds many significant positions with international associations, including the current International President for the Physical Education and Sport in School section of the Fédération International Éducation Physique (FIEP) and the chair of NWCPEA.

He has received many national and international recognition awards, including the International FIEP Cross of Honour of Physical Education: Gold Cross (2008), Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (2002) and Elected Fellow of the European Academy of PE and Kinanthropology (2001).

Qualifications
B.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Diploma in Physical Education
Teacherís Certificate
Certificate in Recreation Management
National coaching certificates in Athletics, Canoeing, Cricket, Swimming and Volleyball

Teaching

Teaching

Professor Hardmanís academic and professional teaching has encompassed:

Teachersí Certificate programmes (Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Recreation Studies);
Bachelorsí programmes in Physical Education, Combined Studies, Leisure Management;
Advanced Diploma Studies in Education;
Post Graduate Certificate in Education Primary and Secondary Physical Education Courses;
Post-graduate short-term Course in Leisure and Tourism Studies;
Masterís programmes in Education/Physical Education;
European Physical Education Masters (Socrates Programme) Intensive Course Programme;
The European Masters Physical Education Programme of the Technical University of Lisbon;
Doctoral programme of the Lusophone University, Portugal;
M.Phil./Ph.D. supervision at Manchester and Worcester Universities, and external supervision of doctoral students at the Manchester Metropolitan and Coventry Universities with supervision of around 50 successfully completed post-graduate research degrees.

Research and publications

Research and publications

The main focus of Professor Hardmanís recent and on-going research activity is in the comparative and international domain of Physical Education, illustrative representations of which include: two world-wide School PE Surveys (1998-2000; 2005-2009); Council of Europe School PE Survey (2001-2002); European Year of Education through Sport (EYES) Evaluation Project (2004-2005); European Parliament Project on Situation and Sustainability of PE in Schools in the EU (2006-2007); the AEHESIS Project on Alignment of Programmes in European Higher Education Institutions -† Physical Education Teacher Education (2003-2007); IOC Youth and Sport Participation Project (2008); IOC Consensus Meeting on Fitness and Health of Children through Sport (2011); UNESCO-NWCPEA PE Situation Project (a third Worldwide PE Survey), culminating in formulation of Quality Physical Education Teacher Education (QPETE) indicators and a PE Basic Needs Model (2011-2013).

The total number of Professor Hardmanís publications and academic papers†exceeds 350, and comprises† authored/edited/co-edited books and monographs, chapters in books and refereed conference proceedings, academic journal articles, conference papers, commissioned Reports and Working Documents and book reviews as well as journal notes and articles in professionally-related publications.

External responsibilities

External responsibilities

Professor Hardman has acted as expert advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the domain of school Physical Education and Sport development. His experience embraces teaching in schools, lecturing in teacher training and university institutions in the UK, Portugal and Japan, advisory services to the Council of Europe and Kuwait government, and membership of several international non-governmental agencies in Physical Education and Sport.

Positions held:

Fédération International Éducation Physique (FIEP): International President for Physical Education and Sport in School Section (2008-ongoing);
European Network of Sport Science, Education and Employment (ENSSEE), Executive Committee (2003-2011 and led the AEHESIS PE Research group, 2003-2007) and PE Curriculum Development Committee (1994-2004 Ė developed European PE Masterís Degree Programme); Chairperson, 2008-2011);
International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) President/Immediate Past President (1992-2007);
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE): Executive Board Honorary Member (2004-ongoing) and elected Member Executive Board, Associationís Board and International Committee of Sport Pedagogy (1992-2007);
PEA UK International Affairs Committee (1992-2007);
North Western Counties Physical Education Association, Chair (2000-ongoing);
Member of around 20 international and national journalsí Editorial Board positions.

Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards

International FIEP Cross of Honour of Physical Education: Gold Cross (2008);
International Fellow, Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute, Essen, Germany (2004);
Honorary Member, ICSSPE Executive Board (2004);
Ling Award, Physical Education Association, UK (2003);
Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (2002);
Elected Fellow of the European Academy of PE and Kinanthropology (2001);
ICSSPE Philip Noel-Baker Research Award (2001);
ISCPES Distinguished Service Award (September);
Elected Fellow, PE Association of Great Britain & N. Ireland (1991).