“Sports and physical activities are important for the motor, physical and social development of children and young people. If you do not want to leave it to chance for positive effects to actually be achieved through sport and physical activity, then it is relevant to consider the influencing factors on the particular intended effects. From my perspective, interdisciplinary processing of research questions is important in this respect. These questions are multifaceted and relate to the individual requirements of children and young people, for example, but also to the actions of sports teachers and instructors, parents and peers. This is why a significant aim of my work is to acquire new knowledge in this field and to incorporate it into my teaching.”
Britta Fischer, 48 years old, born in Bottrop. Since May 2020: Professor of Sports Education at Kiel University. Previously Head of the “Zentrum für Sportlehrer*innenbildung” (centre for sports teacher training) at German Sport University Cologne. 2009: Doctoral degree at TU Dortmund University and 2020: Habilitation at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.