University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
EDPH0631-2  Introduction to an analysis of intervention in physical and sports activities

Duration :  15h Th, 15h Ex.
Number of credits :  
Master in Motor Skills : General, Research Focus, 1st year3
Master in Motor Skills : Physical Education, Research Focus, 1st year3
Master in motor skills : general, professional focus in sport physiotherapy, 1st year3
Master in Motor Skills  : General, Professional Focus in Physical Activity, Health and Well Being, 1st year3
Master in Motor Skills  : Physical Education, Professional Focus in Sports Training and Preparation for High-level Compe, 1st year3
Master in Motor Skills  : Physical Education4
Lecturer :  Marc Cloes
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, examination in June
Course contents :  
Theoretical course : The course comprises 8 chapters dealing with various aspects of research in sport pedagogy. Chapter 1 - Concepts and paradigms; Chapter 2 - Data collected through observation; Chapter 3 - Data collected through interrogation; Chapter 4 - Synthesis of the research on teaching physical education; Chapter 5 - Synthesis of sciences of coaching; Chapter 6 - Effectiveness of physical and sport activities' teaching; Chapter 7 - Experimental approach in sport pedagogy; Chapter 8 - Synthesis of research on physical educators' preparation.

Practical course: This course aims to illustrate research methods for collecting data about the three phases of the pedagogical relationship. Students are directly involved in the development of instruments, collecting and processing data in order to improve their experience in the use of softwares like Excel and Statistica.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Theoretical course
-To illustrate the concept of sports pedagogy. -To present the research paradigms used in this field. -To describe the instruments and their characteristics. -To illustrate the results of studies focused on the main studied variables. -To underline the practical implications of this kind of research.
Practical course
-To illustrate the use of the instruments described at the time of the theoretical course. -To provide students with a basic experience in developing research methods in the field of Intervention in physical and sport activities.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
- Experience in the practical sport courses; specific courses of the three first grades. - Course "Research methods in sport sciences" proposed in 3 BSM.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
- The theoretical courses use ex-cathedra activities and group situations.
- The practical course lays on group tasks and individual activities.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face to face. Attendance is compulsary according to the activities implemented during the lectures.
Recommended or required readings :  
A pdf versionof the slides and documents proposed during the theoretical lessons is posted on the Website myULg. In addition, the students will have to seek other information, according to recommendations' of the course's leader.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Works and exam's score are combined for the final note.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Any modification will be proposed on myULg.
Contacts :  
Course holder: Prof. Marc CLOES Institut Supérieur d'Education Physique et de Kinésithérapie - Bât. B21, Allée des Sports, 4, 4000 LIEGE Tel. : 04/366.38.80 Fax : 04/366.29.01 E-mail :
Staff: Alexandre MOUTON, Assistant (04/366.38.96 - Gilles Dubru, Assistant (04/366.38.98 - )
Administrative support and Secretary: Catherine THEUNISSEN, Pedagogical coordinator (04/366.38.98 - Catherine MORSA, Secretary Tel. : 04/366.38.91 Fax : 04/366.29.01 E-mail :


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