Samen met Steven Vos schreef ik een boekhoofdstuk in “Education in sport and physical activity. Future directions and global perspectives.”, met Karen Petry en Johan de Jong als editors. Focus van ons hoofdstuk ligt op de rol van draagbare technologie. We onderscheiden 4 rollen: quantified self, gamification and social networking, coaching and smart policy planning. We roepen vooral op tot meer samenwerking tussen sport- en gezondheidsstudenten en studenten uit technische opleidingen.

Het volledige boek kan je hier aanschaffen. Interesse in ons boekhoofdstuk “Being active as a sports or PA student in an era of wearable technology“? Geef gerust een seintje, dan stuur ik het door.

De omschrijving van het boek (dat heel wat interessante hoofdstukken bevat) luidt als volgt op de website van uitgeverij Routledge:

“Sport and physical activity are embedded in our education systems and in wider society. This book takes the broadest possible look at this topic, across every key discipline and on different continents, opening up important new directions for the future development of sport and physical activity education. 

The book examines education in sport coaching, sport management, PE teacher training, physical activity and health promotion, and the emerging discipline of outdoor studies, considering how trends such as globalisation, digitalisation, and privatisation are having a profound impact on education programs. It identifies some of the most important societal issues that must be addressed by sport and physical activity educators, including healthy lifestyles, inequality, intercultural aspects, human rights, and emerging technologies, and looks at how sport and physical activity education in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Australasia is evolving to meet these challenges. 

Designed to invite self-reflection, to provoke debate and to open up new cross-disciplinary and international perspectives within sports organisations and higher education institutions, this book is fascinating reading for advanced students, researchers, teachers, and policy makers with an interest in sport and physical activity.”