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Physical Activity,
Education and Society
Research group

We focus on the study of physical activity and sport from a social and an educational perspective. Likewise, our aim is to disseminate and transfer research results to various professional and academic contexts, and to society in general. Our research group is particularly concerned with vulnerable marginalized and minority groups and is characterised by using both quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies.

Physical Activity,
Education and Society
Research group

We focus on the study of physical activity and sport from a social and an educational perspective. Likewise, our aim is to disseminate and transfer research results to various professional and academic contexts, and to society in general. Our research group is particularly concerned with vulnerable marginalized and minority groups and is characterised by using both quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies.

Lines of research

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Physical Activity and Health
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Physical Education, Sport and Society
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Teaching of physical activity and sport
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Evaluation of scientific production and dissemination

Physical Activity, Education
and Society Research group

AFES group, officially registered at the Universitat de València as GIUV2016-310, is a continuation of the former UTPAFIDE Research Group created in 1997 by a group of researchers with common interests. The research activity resulting from this assemblage has been central in the development of an emerging body of work within the Spanish context. Works include educational research on curriculum innovations in Physical Education, research on adolescents, and its connection with exercise and sport, and the evaluation of scientific production and dissemination in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Over time, new members and external collaborators have joined in, which have helped to consolidate the initial activities. In recent years, research has focused on vulnerable populations, including inmates, people with disabilities and transgender people, among others. The methodological approaches used in our research are both qualitative and quantitative.

Moreover, the group undertakes an important task of research training by participating in the teaching, direction and coordination of the “Master’s Degree in Research and Intervention in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences”, the “Secondary Education Teaching Degree”, the “Master’s Degree in Research in Specific Didactics”, as well as the “Doctoral Program in Physical Activity and Sport” and the “Doctoral Program in Specific Didactics”. The group has trained research staff and regularly receives visiting students from other national and international universities. Therefore, the group has proven its ability to continue its lines of research and to transfer scientific knowledge to the academic and professional communities.