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Welcome to the LAMPE home page, the online presence of the Learning About Meaningful Physical Education research project. This is a two-year project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

Our research focuses on ways to prepare future physical education teachers and coaches to foster meaningful engagement in physical activity through PE and youth sport. Conducted in two leading PE teacher and coach preparation programs (Brock University, Canada and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland) and building directly on a two year pilot project, this ethnographic research explores future teachers’ and coaches’ experiences of learning through an approach that positions meaning-making and personally meaningful engagement in physical activity as the priority goals of PE and youth sport – we call this the LAMPE approach.

On this website you will find information about the project and members of the research team. You can also access our twitter feed and pre-print versions of our presentations and publications.

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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