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Expertise

Dr. Wouter Cools, PhD, is an accomplished academic with a diverse range of roles and expertise. Presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Multidisciplinary Institute for Teacher Education (MILO) within Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he also contributes his knowledge as a Lecturer in Physical Education & Recreational Sports Education at Artevelde University College Ghent.

His research endeavors are centered around the realms of Physical Education, Sports, and Movement Sciences. Dr. Cools focuses on a variety of key areas, which encompass Primary and Secondary School Physical Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) methods within Physical Education, Teacher Education for Physical Education, Physical Activity, Development of Fundamental Movement and Motor Skills, Incorporation of Physical Activity to enhance overall learning across subjects, as well as the adept utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Physical Education. A specific emphasis in his current research is the application of active Virtual Reality.

An active participant within the research community, Dr. Cools is associated with two prominent research groups at Vrije Universiteit Brussel: the Brussels Institute for Teacher Education and the Movement and Nutrition for Health and Performance group.

Dr. Cools has contributed significantly to the field, with recent noteworthy publications including:

  • 'Effects of Playing Music during PE on Intrinsic Motivation of Students'
  • 'Self-Refereeing System in Ultimate during the Joint Junior Ultimate Championship in Three Different Divisions—A Different Way to Promote Fair-Play?'
  • 'Physical play-How do we inspire and motivate young children to be physically active through play? An international analysis of twelve countries’ national early years curriculum policies and practices for physical activity and physical play'
  • 'Promoting Unity in Diversity Through Integration of LGBTIQ+ Issues at the Borders of Classrooms and Sports Fields: Be Different Together Through Our Differences!'

In summary, Dr. Wouter Cools is a respected academic with a diverse range of research interests in the field of Physical Education, Sports, and Movement Sciences. His work addresses crucial aspects of pedagogy, skill development, and innovative technology integration, making meaningful contributions to both academia and practical education. Dr. Cools's multidimensional contributions underscore his commitment to the advancement of Physical Education and its broader impact on education, movement, and inclusivity.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Education, Rehabilititation Sciences and Kinesiology, Doctor in Physical Education and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Award Date: 26 Apr 2010

Physical Education, Rehabilititation Sciences and Kinesiology, Master in Physical Education and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Award Date: 4 Jul 2003

Physical Education, Rehabilititation Sciences and Kinesiology, Bachelor in Physical Education, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Award Date: 5 Jul 2001

Education, Educational Bachelor in Physical Education, Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen

Award Date: 24 Jun 1999

External positions

Lecturer, Artevelde University College Ghent

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