Blended education methodology

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There are two courses based on blended learning in the degree in Sport Science and Physical Activity: Initiation to professional practice and courses with Activities in professional settings.

Part of these courses will be done in partly in face-to-face sessions in classrooms, laboratories and workshops, and partly through our online platform.

Initiation to professional practice (PIP)

Year-long PIP courses are as follows:

  • Initiation to professional practice I.
  • Initiation to professional practice II.
  • Initiation to professional practice III.

Initiation to professional practice courses can be taken face-to-face or through simulators (as stated in the state-approved degree programme). These courses are included in the first three years of the degree. They are compulsory. The courses amount to 6 ECTS each. 2 ECTS will be taken each term; that is, 40 hours of face-to-face sessions per term. These courses will take place on the university premises, where students will interact with their teachers.

Assessment method

A1 option: Face-to-face sessions. Continuous assessment + face-to-face sessions. Students attending face-to-face sessions at the university premises will do continuous assessment activities and activities undertaken during the sessions. For this method to be applied, it is compulsory to attend at least 80% of face-to-face sessions.

A2 option: Simulators. Continuous assessment + Simulators. Students will develop the same competences as those attending face-to-face sessions through simulators. Students will have to follow all simulator-modules, along with activities included both in the modules and as part of the continuous assessment.

B option: Final assessment. Competence test (PEC) + Simulator. Students will have to follow the simulator-modules. In addition, they will do a competence test exercise to make sure all intended competences are acquired. That way all students will develop the same competences, even if they are unable to attend face-to-face sessions. This option will also be open to students who have not successfully completed the activities included in the face-to-face sessions.

Courses with activities in professional settings

Courses with activities in professional settings are as follows:

First year:

  • Teaching Physical Activity.
  • Human anatomy and physiology: musculoskeletal system.
  • Physical activity: historical and social basis.

Second year:

  • Body movement and motor skills development.
  • Basic principles of individual sports.
  • Basic principles of collective sports.

Third year:

  • Training methodology.
  • Physical activity at an early age.
  • Physical activity and people with physical disability.

Fourth year:

  • Physical activity during illness.
  • Functional assessment.

The name of the course, Activities in professional settings, refers to a methodological strategy whereby 5 to 10-hour face-to-face sessions per course will be held every month. That means that upon completion of the degree, students will have taken 110 hours of face-to-face. These sessions will follow a hands-on approach, including field visits, lectures, laboratory practice, workshops and practice in sport facilities, etc. The aim is for students to put into practice and further develop competences acquired in the courses through face-to-face interaction with teachers and fellow students at Universidad Isabel I premises in Burgos.

Assessment method

A1 option: Face-to-face sessions: Continuous assessment + face-to-face sessions. Students attending face-to-face sessions at the university premises will do continuous assessment activities and attend at least 80% of the face-to-face sessions. An end-of-course exam will also be compulsory. Activities done during face-to-face session are part of the continuous assessment. A minimum grade of 4 out of 10 is required in order to take into account both continuous assessment and end-of-course exam marks. The final grade will break as follows: 60% the continuous assessment mark + 40% end-of-course exam mark.

A2 option: Simulators. Continuous assessment + Simulators+ end-of-course exam. Students will develop the same competences as those attending face-to-face sessions through simulators. Students will have to follow all simulator-modules, along with activities included both in the modules and as part of the continuous assessment. A minimum grade of 4 out of 10 is required in order to take into account both continuous assessment and end-of-course exam marks. The final grade will break as follows: 60% the continuous assessment mark + 40% end-of-course exam mark. To pass the course a minimum final grade of 5 out of 10 is required.

B option: Final assessment.  Competence test (PEC) + Simulator. Students will have to follow the simulator-modules. In addition, they will do a competence test exercise to make sure all intended competences are acquired. That way all students will develop the same competences, even if they are unable to follow continuous assessment. And end-of-course exam will be compulsory. The final grade will break down as follows: 50% competence test (PEC) + 50% end-of-course exam. A minimum grade of 5 in both the test and the exam, as well as a minimum final grade of 5 are required to pass the course.

Schedule of face-to-face sessions in the degree in Physical Education and Sport Science for academic year 2018/2019

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