Methodology and Didactics of Physical Activities (2017/2018)

Course code
Luciano Bertinato
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezione 8 Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB Luciano Bertinato

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 1] 1 Lab. IIB Luciano Bertinato

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 2] 1 Lab. IIB Federico Covolan

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 3] 1 Lab. IIB Maria Cristina Castagnetti

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 4] 1 Lab. IIB Matteo Giuriato

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills that enable the planning, organization and conducting of motor activities with pupils of the Primary and Primary School.

Students and students will know:
• The fundamental epistemological elements of the Motor Science;
• The peculiarities of the teaching of motor activities with children of the school of infancy;
• The main contents related to the training of motor skills in accordance with the "Ministerial Indications" of the Fields and Areas related to Physical Education.
Students and students will be able to produce:
• Programming of motor activities for the school of infancy
• Operating modules / teaching units / teaching units / lessons


Topics in lessons at a glance
Thoughts on the main themes of motor development proposals in the evolutionary age: psycho-motor development, health and well-being, lifestyles. Particularly, the main theories on motor learning and the methodological / didactic approach to different movement situations will be analyzed. Attention will also be paid to the analysis of the content of the activity through the construction of teaching and teaching units and simulation of cases.

The topics discussed in the lessons: (synthesis)

the themes will be mainly related to the Ministerial document "Indications ... for the first cycle"

• Epistemological basics of motor activities 3 - 6 years: cognitive, emotional, health aspects
• Terminological definitions and the motor skills of humans
• The game and the forms of the game "movement"
• Teaching - learning new motor skills: capacity development methods - psycho-motor skills
Motor skills and abilities
• The teaching of motor activities
• The motor skills and body availability of the teacher
• Individual games (practical experiences)
• Teaching - learning new motor skills: organizing space, time and intensity of activities and organization
• team / team games (practical experiences)
• Motor development 3 - 6 years
• the "roles" of human movement according to the "Indications"
• the transversality of the "fields of experience": the areas linked to motor education.
• Methodological and Content Opportunities
• The planning and programming of motor activities in the school of childhood
• physically adapted activities
• posture, alterations in posture and prevention
• inclusion of pupils with disabilities
• evaluation in motor activities

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment involves the formulation of a written educational design, followed by an interview with the writing of the writing and the assessment of the general knowledge of the course.