Subject: Innovation and Technologies in School Sport

Scientific Area:

Sport Sciences


40 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - The profitability of the capacities offered today, technological, methodological, laboratorial and other resources and ways of support to the pedagogical action implies the development of strategies and compatible operation modes withe the comprehension and explorations of the possibilities that are presented, as well the domain of its utilizations. The investigation and the definition of responses to the opportunities that were created, in the same way as the inherent risks identification and memorization that, surely, will appear, take us to the study and analysis and the taking action of two strands of action:1-The promotion and motorization of the physical activity and sports in school.2 The study and analysis of the support and PA control and sports in school laboratory valences. In this way, we aim the student to be able to define the most relevant control variables and respective indicators besides knowing how to use it analyzing the costs of the processes that will be used.


1 - The promotion and motorization of the physical activity and sports in school
1.1 - Physical activity in children and adolescents
1.2 - School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity
1.3 - Promoting and assess of Physical Activity using emerging technologies
2 - The study and analysis of laboratory potential in the support and control of Physical Activity and Sport in school.
2.1 - Strategies for exploiting technological, methodological, means and resources of the laboratory for support the pedagogical action
2.2 - Definition of control variables and respective indicators
3 - Application and analyzing the costs of the processes
3.1 - In laboratory situations
3.2 - In practical situations


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Brown, D.., Health, G. , & Martin, S. , 2009 , Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for Community Action (2th edition). , Human Kinetics
Lopes, H., Vicente, A., Simões, J., Barros, F. & Fernando, C. , 2013 , A Funcionalidade do Processo Pedagógico. , Revista da Sociedade Científica de Pedagogia do Desporto
Lopes, H., Fernando, C., Vicente, A., Simões, J. & Prudente, J. , 2012 , O Processo Pedagógico ? formas expeditas de apoio laboratorial. , Edição Coisas de Ler,
Lopes, H., Rodrigues, A., Gouveia, É., Vicente, A., Prudente, J., Simões, J. & Fernando, C , 2017 , As novas tecnologias e a rotura do processo pedagógico , Atas do Seminário Desporto e Ciência 2017
Lopes, H., Vicente, A., Prudente, J., Simões, J. & Fernando, C. , 2015 , O Laboratório no Processo Pedagógico , Atas do Seminário Desporto e Ciência 2015
Strong, W., Malina, R., Blimkie, C., Daniels, S., Dishman, R., Gutin, B., . . . Trudeau, F. , 2005 , Evidence Based Physical Activity for School-age Youth. , The Journal of Pediatrics,

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The used methodologies are oral exposure with debate, the operationalization of the contents, analyzing of situations and problem solving applied to different situations and case studies. The evaluation includes the elaboration and discussion of works about physical activity and sport in school, conducting a laboratory work and interventions in the classroom situation. The percentages of each element of assessment will be discussed and agreed with the students at the beginning of the school year. No element shall be weighted more than 50%.