Subject: Didactics of Physical Education and Sport I

Scientific Area:



72 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Understand the teaching - learning process and problems that are inherent.
2 - Develop the ability to intervene in this process through a set of tools (didactic - methods and techniques) based on a critical sense and considering the challenges faced today, by individuals and societies within a framework of constant change both in terms of contexts and purposes that has to deal with at level of means and instruments that are available and up to the level of motivation.
3 - Develop critical skills allowing to understand the problems inherent in the educational process and to structure and operate a coherent intervention with objectives.
4 - Master the problems that arise at the level of the official programs of EF of its contents and operating strategies
5 - Study and practice of teacher intervention at the level of ecological situations


1 - Contextual framework, methodological, instrumental and strategic level: -Understanding pedagogical processes (PP) at different stages of evolution of societies.
2 - Study of Teaching and operating under a PP in the current framework: - Performance coherent teaching in different pedagogical frameworks: Teaching vs. Learning (Characterization of processes, Implications for training and careers, structural requirements of the companies, people and skills implications , cost / benefit ratio of training processes) - Tools to support the PP learning (. Concepts: immediate and mediate goals, Command vs Management, requested and induced Behaviors, Diagnosis / Prescription / Control ...) -Consistency and Inter-relation of instruments in the application to sporting situations
3 - Operationalization of concepts in ecological context: - (Design and planning, implementation and management of situations, control of evolution)
4 - Prospective


Almada, F., Fernando, C., Lopes, H., Vicente, A., Vitória, M. , 2008 , A Rotura - A Sistemática das Actividades Desportivas. , Edição VML.
Vickers Joan N. , 1190 , Instructional design for teaching physical activities , Human Kinetics
Judith E. Rink and Tina J. Hall , 2008 , Research on Effective Teaching in Elementary School Physical Education ,
Carreiro da Costa, F., Cloes, M. & Gonzalez, M. , 2005 , The Art and Science of Teaching in Physical Education and Sport. Lisboa , Ed.FMH
Montessori, Maria , 1936 , A criança , Portugália
Affronter l?incertitude , 1999 , Morin, Edgar ,

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The teaching methods used are oral exposure to debate the various subjects covered, the application of concepts to concrete situations, problem solving applied to different situations of teaching practice simulating the ecological context and case studies. The evaluation is performed via a (1) written test (30%), a (2) practical assessment where the student designs and supervises a class and carries a report on the same (40%) and a (3) working applying programmatic writing a case study (30%) contents. NOTE:. (All time points are required, and must obtain a minimum grade of 7.5 in each of them to be able to be approved in this discipline Assessment 2 is not likely to be held in further evaluation since it based on a set of practical and applied situations that take place during the lessons.)