About The Speaker
Carlos Neto full Professor at the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH), Carlos Neto is currently President of Casa da Praia-Centro Doutor João dos Santos. He was an effective member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon (2015-2017). President of FMH (January 2010 to July 2014), he is now part of the Department of Sports and Health and the Laboratory of Motor Behavior. His training started with the Physical Education Instructor course, at the Physical Education School of Lisbon (1971); he then Graduated in Physical Education (1975) by the National Institute of Physical Education. He was a professor at the Higher Institute of Physical Education (1976 until 1984) and is currently a professor at the Faculty of Human Motricity, since 1985. Professor Carlos Neto teaches the Motor Development disciplines in the different undergraduate courses in Sports Sciences, in the subject of Observation of Child Development in the Degree in Psychomotor Rehabilitation and the Physical Education Discipline I in the Physical Education Teaching Masters Degree. He is also coordinator of the Masters Degree in Child Development. He has held several other management positions at ISEF and FMH. He was the founder of the Physical Education Society, a member of several scientific journals and has published several works in scientific journals, book chapters and participated in several seminars, congresses and training sessions on Physical Education and Sports, motor development, early-age physical education teaching, playing and children's development. His main lines of investigation are the development of motor skills and the effects of teaching situations (1); child's play and development (2); life routines and mobility independence in children and young people (3) and "Bullying" in school (recess) (4). He was a member of the Coordinating Council of the Child Support Institute, having participated in the creation and coordination of the Playful Activity Group. He was founder and president of the International Society for Child Studies (SIEC), and is the Portuguese representative of the “International Play Association (IPA). He Organized in Lisbon (1999) the “XIV IPA World Conference” (Play and Community), in 1997 the “20th International Congress” (Play and Society) of the ICCP (International Council of Children´s Play) and in 2008 the 4th International Conference of Violence in School. Between 1998-2003 he was coordinator of the Lisbon team (FMH) of the international project, “TMR Network Project - Nature and Prevention of Bullying: the causes and nature of bullying and social exclusion in schools, and ways of preventing them”. He is the author of the books “Child's Game and Development”, “Child's Motricity and Game”, Topics in Development in Childhood and Adolescence ”,“ Playing in Cascais ”and“ Freeing Children - The Urgency to Play and Be Active”.