Pedagogy of Sports
3rd Cycle Studies
Knowledge of the fundamental constructs of Sport Pedagogy and of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The teaching methodologies combine the expositive lectures with field work through applied research.
To provide the student with the capacity to conceptualize the scientific relevant topics and with the competencies needed to perform research in the field.
 Developmental model and its consequences for athletes. Critical analysis of the dominant paradigm. Coaches’ training: models and international trends.  Theoretical models that frame contemporary research. Social cognitive theory. Structuralist and developmental theories. Consequences for research design.  Quantitative and qualitative methods to study the coaches’ behavior. Available technologies.  The rational and dominant role of the coach’s discourse. Ecological analysis. Ethical limits.  Motivation. Arousal, stress and anxiety. Arousal Control.  Group cohesion. Leadership. Communication.  Techniques to improve performance, imagery, concentration and goal setting.  Burnout and Overtraining. Feedback, reinforcement and intrinsic motivation.
Carlos Eduardo Barros Gonçalves
Research work: 100.0%
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