Methodology and Didactics of Physical Activities (2018/2019)



Course code
4S006128
Credits
9
Coordinator
Valentina Biino
Academic sector
M-EDF/02 - SPORT SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezioni 8 Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B Valentina Biino

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 1] 1 Lab. 2A, Lab. 2B Valentina Biino

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 2] 1 Lab. 2A, Lab. 2B Maria Cristina Castagnetti

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 3] 1 Lab. 2A, Lab. 2B Dina Giacomazzi

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 4] 1 Lab. 2A, Lab. 2B Matteo Giuriato

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Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES
The course purpose is providing knowledges and competences which permit the planning , the organisation and the management of physical activities with growing and developmental children, during their first school-age.
At the end of the teaching, all the students will know the physical, cognitive and social characteristics of the school-age children.
Moreover they will show they are able to plan and organize lessons of physical activity which consider the olistic idea of the child.
They will also be able to keep the learning curve with activities which consider both the maturation and the development of children, based on the guide- lines of the contemporary scientific literature.
All the students will be able to define purposes, goals and expertises connected with the physical activities during the school-age and they will be able to identify the peculiarity and the importance of the practice of them for the Executive Functions development.
At the end of the course all the students will be able to work with:
Acquisition of motor abilities. Fundamental skills: locomotor and not locomotor abilities.
Learning levels of motor abilities: coordination skills development (general coordination skills and special coordination skills) and variable availability.
The game and its motor functions:
• Games and physical activity of orientation and space-time structuring;
• Games and physical activity for the structuring of the body image and of the basic motor schemes;
• Games for the activity and the exercise of the static, dynamics and transferred balance;
• Games and physical activities for timing and rhythm exercise;
• Games and physics activities for the exercise and the reinforcement of laterality and dominance
Variation and variability of practice: games and physical activities connected to the main Executive Function:
• Games which promote the Contextual Interference
• Games which promote the Mental Control
• Games which promote the Discovery

Syllabus

The course will deal with the following topics:
- National Guidelines for Physical Activity both for younger and older children: OMS, SHAPE America, 2014. FITT model which addresses :
1. Frequency, or how often children should engage in physical activity;
2. Intensity, or how difficult or strenuous the activity should be for each child;
3. Time, or the duration of the physical activity bouth;
4. Type, or the nature of the activity.
- The physical, motor, cognitive and social characteristics of the school-age child.

- Acquisition of motor abilities. Foundamental skills: locomotor and no-locomotor abilities.

- Learning levels of motor abilities: coarse coordiantion, fine coordiantion and variable availability.

- The game and its motor functions:
• Games and physical activity of orientation and space-time structuring;
• Games and physical activity for the structuring of the body image and of the basic motor schemes;
• Games for the activity and the exercice of the static , dynamics and transferred balance;
• Games and physical activities for timing and rhythm exercice;
• Games and physica activities for the exercice and the reinforcement of laterality and dominance
- Variation and variability of practice: games and physical activities connected to the main Executive Funcion
• Games which promote the Contextual Interference
• Games which promote the Mental Control
• Games which promote the Discovery


- Enhancing the effectiveness of Teaching Methods.




DIDACTIC METHODS:
Meetings in classrooms, provide for taught lessons with slides and connections with the scientific literature, both the classical and the contemporary ones.
Meetings at the gym include the practice of lessons with different teaching styles by command and by discovery, to make students understand how to conduct didactic activities in the best way to meet the disciplinary contents and the specific didactic contexts.

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAM PROCEDURE
The exam purpose consists in verifing the learning level achieved and the educational targets described before.
The exam consists in a written test that includes five open questions (10 minutes for each one). After every answer it is requested to trace a line to show the summary property.
The practice part will be judged with a paper that has to be presented to the professor at the moment of the exam, which deals with a lesson for a class of school-aged children (competences).

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lezioni Valentina Biino GiocosaMente in Movimento (Edizione 1) CALZETTI MARIUCCI editore 2018 978-88-6028-558-4
Lezioni Pesce C, Marchetti R,, Motta A., Bellucci M. Joy of moving Calzetti-Mariucci editore 2015
Lezioni Biino Valentina "Manuale di Scienze motorie e sportive" HOEPLI 2006
Laboratorio Valentina Biino GiocosaMente in Movimento (Edizione 1) CALZETTI MARIUCCI editore 2018 978-88-6028-558-4
Laboratorio Pesce C, Marchetti R,, Motta A., Bellucci M. Joy of moving Calzetti-Mariucci editore 2015
Laboratorio Biino Valentina "Manuale di Scienze motorie e sportive" HOEPLI 2006
Laboratorio Valentina Biino GiocosaMente in Movimento (Edizione 1) CALZETTI MARIUCCI editore 2018 978-88-6028-558-4
Laboratorio Pesce C, Marchetti R,, Motta A., Bellucci M. Joy of moving Calzetti-Mariucci editore 2015

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018