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Miss Manayer Alrashidi MSc, Bachelor in Physical Education

PhD Student and PhD Student Representative

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Bachelor in Physical Education, School of Education at The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait

MSc in Applied Sport Science and Sport Injury from Bangor University, UK.

Work experience:

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) has awarded her with a scholarship to obtain master’s and PhD degree in order to teach and contribute to the field of physical education, sport injury and develop curriculum in particular, in Kuwait after her graduation she will be located as a Lecturer in physical education and sport department at PAAET.

To be a future leading academic in sport education she would like to obtain a deep understanding in the variety of sport education areas, including teaching and learning especially as it is the first time that this curriculum will enter in Kuwaiti schools. As a result, this will prepare her to implement professional levels in contributing to the development of sports in Kuwait in general and Karate in particular.

The motivation for Manayer’s PhD research in Sport Education in Southampton University is because of its respected reputation around the world and in her country, Kuwait. Also because of her determination to provide higher education to Kuwaiti students majoring in physical education, and because of her desire to pursue new ideas, based on her professional and personal experiences that have prepared her for the challenges of the PhD program. Moreover, the program meets her career objectives and personal interests as she used to be a Karate Player in Kuwait national team. Moreover, when she was working in Kuwaiti school she found that the Physical Education, karate, and First Aid curriculum need more improvement and in fact students especially girls nowadays need to know more about self-defines rather than doing some basic movement and paper test at the end of the semester. In her opinion, learning something should lead to helping pupils in their social life outside school.


Choosing this project (karate in sport education) is motivated by the following objectives:

• To scientifically research on various in sport education in the world but not in Middle East. Moreover this is the first time the someone or in the other word there is no previous research spoke about the integration between karate and sport education curriculum topics and issues on physical education classrooms in schools, or discussed by other graduate students and faculty members of research.

• To gain the required knowledge and techniques to teach in Kuwait, we have to understand the new teaching and learning system followed by first world education.

• To expand my knowledge of physical education in general and sport education in particular and pass it on to scholars and society in Kuwait and be the first SE export in Middle East .


Research interests

Martial Arts; Curriculums development; Sport Science and Sport Injury; Rehabilitation after injury; Teacher professional development; Teaching and learning in physical education and sport education; Healthy lifestyle in Sport and Exercise Science.

Master degree project: Barriers to healthy lifestyle in Muslim and non-Muslim female students resident in the UK

MPhil/PhD: Investigating the Adoption of Sport Education in Kuwaiti Undergraduate Education and High School to Support Learning and Teaching in Practical and Theoretical Modules.

PhD supervisor: Dr. Gary Kinchin

Funding: The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait

PGR Team: PhD Student Representative 2015

Committee Organization: PGR Conference 2014-2015



Miss Manayer Alrashidi
Southampton Education School, Highfield Campus Building 32, University of Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

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