Educating through human movement is Dr Gordon Paterson’s primary interest. His doctoral thesis focused on coaching strategies conducive to enhancing the self-esteem of participants in school sport. Gordon taught and coached for fourteen years at Michaelhouse, an independent boys’ secondary school in South Africa, followed by five years as a lecturer in the Educational Aspects of Human Movement Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Immigrating to NZ, Gordon was a lecturer in sport coaching, progressing through to Head of School, Sport and Exercise Science and finally Dean of the Faculty of Business and Technology at the Waikato Institute of Technology. Establishing Ad Rem International Limited, an education consultancy, followed. He became CEO of Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) from 2008-2013, before returning to Ad Rem International Limited in February 2014.
Dr Paterson will focus on his experiences of teaching and coaching adolescent boys through their involvement in human movement derived from play.
Paterson, G. (2015). There is genius in passion: Reflections on developing competence and self-belief through human movement. Tauranga, NZ, Ad Rem.