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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin visited Fuhua Primary School, Singapore to explore the establishment of a model school of integration of CDC WSCC Model and UN SDG 17 (1-2 July, 2019)

To explore the potential possibilities of establishing selective model schools in global stage, Prof. Dr. Ming Kai Chin was invited again by Principal Kia Wang Phua of Fuhua Primary School in Singapore on 1-2 Aug 2019 to visit the progress.

In depth discussion was conducted with the key subject heads and teachers for the integration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 17 with the school curriculum.

Prof. Chin also visited the extra curriculum cultural and sports activities within and outside of the regular class time and the excellent newly built indoor sports facilities. Assoc.Prof. Dr. Govindasamy Bala of National Institute of Education (NIE) also joined the discussion and explored how active research work can be done between the institute and the school to document the effectiveness of this integration in selected subjects. Prof. Chin would like to extend this integration model to other BRICS countries through the support of BRICSCESS.

 
   
   
   
   
 
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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin as the Opening Keynote Speaker to deliver 3rd Robert (Bob) Stothart Memorial Address at the 2019 National Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ), Wellington, New Zealand

By the invitation of Organizing Committee of 2019 PENZ National Conference (8-10 July 2019), Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin was the Opening Keynote Speaker to deliver 3rd Robert (Bob) Stothart Memorial Address to over 200 delegates of PE professionals all over the country.

Bob Stothart served as two terms PENZ President and in 1990 Bob’s contribution to New Zealand physical education was recognized with the award of a Sir Alexander Gillies Medal of Physical Education New Zealand. Prof. Chin shared with the delegates on the new global direction and changes of physical education and health and how New Zealand can play an important role as one of the leading nations in health and wellness in Oceania and the global stage.

He was very impressed by the integration of fun, passion and academic studies between the delegates and professors in the PE profession during the conference and believed that is a model for other international conferences to follow based on his past experiences of organizing more than 20 major international conferences in PESS since year 2000.

With the accompany of Emeritus Prof. Dr. Ian Culpan, Prof. Chin visited the city government officials of Wellington in health and wellness and University of Canterbury Wellbeing Program to promote BRICSCESS 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa and explore the potential co-operation between BRICSCESS, GCH and the implementation of SDG 17.
 

   
   
 
 
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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin as Invited Speaker at 2019 World Congress on Teaching, Learning and Curriculum in Physical Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 2019

By the invitation of Prof. Dr. Xiao San Wang, President of 2019 World Congress on Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in Physical Education for Well-being hosted by the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (9-13 June 2019), Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin shared with more than 600 local and international delegates from 14 countries with an invited presentation entitled “Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability: Global “Changes” in Physical Education and Health”.

BRICSCESS is well presented in the Congress with invited presentations by Prof. Dr. Hans de Ridder, Vice President and Secretary General, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nara Oliveira, and attended by Prof. Dr. Jianhui Dai, Prof. Dr. Fang Zhao and Prof. Dr. Ke Zhou, Board of Directors (BoD).

During the conference, the BRICSCESS team promoted the joint conferences - BRICSCESS 2019, 1st World Congress of Future Leader/Volunteer (WCFLV 2019) and 2019 South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) Conference (SASMA 2019) to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 8 to 11 October 2019 and encouraged more Chinese scholars and graduate students to join us for the coming global event.

   

   

   
 
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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin Visited and Presented in University of Barcelona, FPCEE-Blanquerna, University Ramon Llull in Spain ( 22-26 Oct 2018) and University of Vienna, Austria (1 Dec 2018)

Upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Veronica Violant Holz, Department Head of Didactics and Educational Organization, Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona and Prof. Dr. Myriam Guerra-Balic, Principal Investigator of the Research Group on Health, Physical Activity and Sport, FPCEE-Blanquerna, University Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain, Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin, Founding President of BRICSCESS, conducted lectures to faculty members and students of these two universities on 22-26 Oct 2018.

Individual meetings were held with administrators of Barcelona School Sports Council, Barcelona Sports Institute (Barcelona City Council), General Secretariat (Secretary) of Sport and Catalan Association of Pedagogues to discuss future co-operation between BRICSCESS, GCH and the possibility of hosting the future International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science in Barcelona.

To link from theory to practice to encourage the engagement of physical activity of school children, Prof. Chin visited a primary school and did a Brain Breaks demonstration in the classroom with fun. The idea of potential establishment of sports hub with interdisciplinary approaches in Barcelona with the support of international expertise to promote health and wellness through sports in the schools and community had also been explored throughout the interaction and discussion in the meetings.

Prof. Chin also visited and lectured to the faculty and students at the Centre for Sport Science and University Sports, University of Vienna, Austria on 1 Dec 2018. Prof. Dr. Arnold Baca, Head of the Department of Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport, indicated his keen interest to have more collaboration especially in wireless technology in health and sports performance between his research team and the global projects initiated by international sports science organizations/Foundation such as BRICSCESS, GCH and ACESS.

With recommendation by Prof. Baca, two of his students Callum Buhler from Switzerland and Michelle Slunecko from Luxembourg joined the Future Leader/Volunteer (FLV) program.

I feel grateful to Mr. Roland Schatz, Founder, Global Sustainability Index Institute Foundation (UNGSII), Switzerland came to Vienna for a breakfast meeting to discuss the co-operation of how BRICSCESS and GCH can promote the UNSDG 17 in schools and community worldwide.

 

   
   
   
   
   
 
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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin as Invited speaker at the Entrepreneurship Business Conference & Product EXPO, Doha, Qatar (21-25 Jan 2019)

Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin as the Founding President of BRICSCESS and Founder/President of The Foundation for Global Community (GCH) was invited as an invited speaker along with 20 distinguished international delegates by the Social Development Center (NAMA) member of Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) to present at the 2019 Entrepreneurship Business Conference & Product EXPO, Doha, Qatar (21-25 Jan 2019)

Prof. Chin was invited to share his experience and work in using Brain Breaks to promote holistic health to children around the world by integrating education, physical activity, culture and music by using HOPSports Brain Breaks online streaming platform. He is invited to explore the possibility to promote Qatar and the 2022 World Cup and UN SDG 17, health and wellness through the Brain Breaks particularly under the patronage of the State of Qatar and Aspire Zone.

During the conference, Prof. Chin shared the important role BRICSCESS would play to support the promotion of health and wellness for the BRICS countries including China which initiated the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),a development strategy adopted involving infrastructure development and investments in Europe, Asia and Africa. Health and wellness is one of the key components of human capital to support economy growth of BRI.

Qatar is among the very first countries to have supported BRICS, has a dominant position in the Middle East with a crucial role to play in this mega project. The co-operation of BRICSCESS and the related organizations in Qatar to promote health and wellness of children and community is a win-win strategy and direction for all parties.
 

   
   
   
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Founding President Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin Presented at FIEP 2018 as Opening Keynote Speaker and Invited Speaker at ICPESS 2018


By the invitation of Prof. Dr. Gıyasettin Demirhan, President of 13th FIEP European Congress and 29th FIEP World Congress (26-29 September, 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey, Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin was invited as the opening keynote speaker to share with the international delegates with the topic entitled “Changes” in Physical Education with Linkage to Health: Practical Implementations from Local to Global”. During the congress, he had a very active and encouraging discussion with Dr. Uri Schaefer, President, International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and agreed to develop a long term and sustainable co-operation between ICSSPE and BRICSCESS, APCESS and GCH, especially on the promotion of health and wellness through PE and exercise science.

By the invitation of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Sacli Uzunoz, Director, School of Sports Science and Technology, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University (NHBVC), Prof. Chin, as the Founder of the 1st International Conference for the Physical Educators (ICPE) in 2000, was the invited speaker and International Adviser at the 5th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS 2018) on Dec 4-6, 2018 at the Congress & Convention Center of NHBVU in Cappadocia, Turkey. The theme of ICPESS 2018 is “New Direction of Physical Education and Health: From Theory to Implementation with Turkish and Global Perspective” . By exploring the adaption of an inter-disciplinary, theory to practice approach to create healthy schools and communities through a holistic model, the conference supports the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 17) for wellness of mankind through physical activity, health, physical education and sports science.

At ICPESS 2018, Prof. Chin and Prof. Hans de Ridder, Secretary General-Vice President of BRICSCESS & President of BRICSECESS 2019 promoted the joint conferences to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 8 to 11 October 2019 with the theme “Holistic Health, Sports Science and Sustainability: The Way Forward”. For the first time, BRICSCESS 2019 will be jointly organized with South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) in conjunction with their SASMA 2019 Conference as well as the 1st World Congress of Future Leader/Volunteer (WCFLV 2019).
 

   
   
   

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