Didactics of education and motor-sports activities
The didactics of motor-sports activities aims at improving the effectiveness of the action of the teacher, and consequently at achieving a successful cognitive, social, emotional and motor learning in the student. Didactics is considered the most important resource of future professional motor-sports educators and accordingly it can not be reduced to the mere ability to explain, demonstrate and correct the exercise, the activity or technical movements.
Professional motor-sports educators will be considered didactically prepared only if they will be able to supervise and manage the following challenging issues: to whom direct their educational activity; to justify the reason why it is necessary to encourage a physically active lifestyle; to choose the right motor-sports activities and to establish when and where to propose them; to establish with which educational strategies these activities should be promoted.
In order to answer to these questions, the future educators must possess: a widespread scientific and cultural knowledge of sports and physical education; a personal didactic criterion, open to the most recent findings of contemporary scientific research and also enriched by the personal experiences of teaching, which allows them to program in the short, medium and long term; the willingness and expertise to establish an effective relationship with the student; the knowledge of the main forms of motor learning as well as the technical-cultural skills to operate in a learning environment provided with conventional and unconventional equipment; the ability to plan an educational intervention progressively challenging and as most inclusive and individualized as possible.