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Accreditata MUR con D.M. 02/12/2005
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Scienze Motorie, pratica e gestione delle attività sportive, classe L-22

Theory and didactics of team sports


Anno accademico: 2021/2022



Crediti: 12 CFU

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Ph.D. in “Science of Motor Activities” – Curriculum “Science of Human Movement and Health” (XXIX Cycle) at the University of Naples “Parthenope”, Specialist in “Science of Preventive and Adaptive Motor Activities”, ISEF Diploma, Teacher of Motor and Sport Sciences in upper Secondary School. Speaker at Congresses and Conferences concerning Motor and Sport Sciences and Member of Scientific and Editorial Committees of Journals in the sector. Author of various scientific publications in national and international journals. Main Research Interests: Motor and Sport Education, Special Pedagogy, Experimental Pedagogy, Innovative Didactics, Theory and Methodology of Sport, Sport and Disability, Special Didactics and Educational Strategies for Social Inclusion, Corporeality and Re-Educability in the Penitentiary System, Educational Corporeality in Educational contexts.


  • Module 1 – Classification of Motor Skills and General Principles of Training
  • Module 2 – Methodology and Didactics of Team Sports and Evaluation in Motor and Sport Activities
  • Module 3 – Sport at School and its Educational Value, in terms of Inclusion and Sociability
  • Module 4 – Technical Regulations of Major Team Sports, Drugs and Doping

The object of the course is the analysis of the characteristic aspects of team sports together with training methods, highlighting also the educational, social and pro-social, ethical and inclusive value of motor and sports activities.

The aim is to provide students with skills, knowledge and expertise regarding the key points at the base of effective educational action for training team sports to be applied both in the school environment and in competitive and / or amateur sports contexts.

“Doing didactics” in the most diverse places and fields: managing the current process of innovation in education. The course also aims to teach the typical characteristics of team sports by highlighting their performance aspects. At the end of the course, students must be able to know the didactic progression of the various sporting gestures and training techniques. The Course also deals with the study of Youth Sport Activity and the didactic strategies for Motor Education.

A. Knowledge and understanding

To know and understand the basic principles of Motor and Sport Activities for the design of new learning contexts.

B. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding

Advanced study knowledge, which presupposes a critical understanding of the Theories and Principles underlying the Discipline.

C. Autonomy of judgement

Students, in relation to the Study and Critical Evaluation of Motor and Sport Activities, will develop the ability to collect and interpret data in order to improve their judgment and proposal skills.

D. Communication skills

Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and the ability to solve complex and unpredictable problems in an educational, teaching and sporting environment in both study and work.

E. Learning ability

Students are expected to have developed the learning skills necessary to manage Motor and Sport Activities and to undertake subsequent Study Projects with a high degree of autonomy.

A. Use of advanced textbooks, knowledge of some cutting-edge topics within the subject studied.

Students will be guided to the use of not only traditional bibliographic resources (paper) but – through a critical analysis of online resources – also digital ones.

B. Professional approach to their work and possession of appropriate skills to devise arguments, support them and solve problems within the subject studied. Ability to collect and interpret data useful for making independent judgements.

C. Ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists in motor and sports sciences.

D. Ability to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy. Students will be helped to organise their study in a fruitful way by means of tools and methods conducive to the ‘learning to learn’.


  • 8 recorded video lessons available on the platform.
  • 4 synchronous meetings on the platform.
  • Podcasts of all the above-mentioned video lessons.



  • 1 course orientation forum;
  • 4 in-depth thematic forums (1 per module);
  • 4 structured e-activities (as described in the section in itinere assessment methods”).



Teaching materials are provided for each module: in-depth thematic studies, articles and slides by the lecturer, open access readings, online resources, reference bibliography, etc.

  • Missaglia M., Tafuri D., Sport di Squadra. Teoria – Metodologia – Didattica. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2009.
  • Tafuri D., Raiola G., Metodi & Didattiche delle Attività Motorie. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2017.
  • Tafuri D., Barba F., Appunti di Metodologia dell’Allenamento. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2016.
  • Tafuri D., Barba F., Appunti di Valutazione Morfo-funzionale dell’Atleta. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2016.
  • Tafuri D., Barba F., L’Allenamento. Teoria & Metodologia. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2007.
  • Technical Handbook F.I.G.C.


Access to the final examination is subject to the following 4 e-activities:

  • Classification of Motor Skills and General Principles of Training.
  • Methodology and Didactics of Team Sports and Evaluation in Motor and Sport Activities.
  • Sport at School and its Educational Value, in terms of Inclusion and Sociability.
  • Technical regulations of major team sports, drugs and doping.

The assessment of learning will take the form of an oral interview on the course contents and on the final report submitted, if any. The grade (min 18, max 30 with possible honours) is determined by the level of performance for each of the following dimensions of the oral interview: mastery of contents, appropriateness of definitions and theoretical references, clarity of argument, command of specialist language.