2017-2018 / EDPH0631-2

Introduction to an analysis of intervention in physical and sports activities


15h Th, 15h Ex.

Number of credits

 Master in motor skills : general (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in motor skills : physical education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in motor skills : physical education (60 ECTS)4 crédits 


Marc Cloes

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, examination in June

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Theoretical course : The course comprises 7 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;
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 R.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

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.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

- Experience in the practical sport courses; specific courses of the three first grades. - Course "Research methods in sport sciences" proposed in Bloc 3 of the Bachelor in Sport Sciences.

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 version of the slides and documents proposed during the theoretical lessons is posted on 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.


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 : Marc.Cloes@ulg.ac.be
Staff: Alexandre MOUTON, Teaching Provider (04/366.38.96 - Alexandre.Mouton@ulg.ac.be)
Administrative support and Secretary: Catherine THEUNISSEN, Pedagogical coordinator (04/366.38.98 - ctheunissen@ulg.ac.be) Catherine MORSA, Secretary Tel. : 04/366.38.91 Fax : 04/366.29.01 E-mail : catherine.morsa@ulg.ac.be