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pedagogyWhat is the mission of the 'MOVES' (Motivation in Education and Sports) research group?

The sports pedagogy research group aims to conduct sports pedagogical research that enables children, young people and adults to develop, learn and perform in a safe and motivating (exercise) context.

What is our vision?

  • Building a dynamic and growing multidisciplinary team of motivated researchers
  • Conducting multiperspective research that promotes pedagogical and psychological approaches, motivation, and mental well-being in the contexts of physical education, sport, education, and health
  • Developing practice-relevant, evidence-based training programs and tools to support a motivational and safe climate
  • Disseminating our research findings and offer of training programs through (social) media
  • Creating evidence-based (subject) didactic, sports pedagogical knowledge, and practical applications
  • Developing opportunities to stay connected to the research group

What are our values?

  • Team spirit
  • Open and clear communication
  • Ambitious and driven
  • Respect and trust
  • Scientific expertise

Contact informatie

Prof. dr. Leen Haerens - Prof. dr. Katrien De Cocker
Watersportlaan 2
B9000 - Gent