Sport curriculum and sport activities at universities: Case of Macedonian Universities compared with several surrounding Balkan countries

Popeska, Biljana and Jovanova-Mitkovska, Snezana and Dimkov, Trajce (2018) Sport curriculum and sport activities at universities: Case of Macedonian Universities compared with several surrounding Balkan countries. In: 13th FIEP European Congress & 29th FIEP World Congress, 26- 29 September, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey. (Submitted)

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Sport at universities is a logical continuum of process of physical education within the educational institutions. It is probably the last institutional form of organized and planed process of physical education and possibility to develop permanent habits for healthy and active lifestyle. Participation in sport activity during university studies is also a good way to overcome all negative effects of increased level of physical inactivity among students population. Presented paper is a comparative study that analyses the problem of representation of sport curriculum and extracurricular sport activities at state universities in Macedonia and universities from several surrounding countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. The study sample was consisted of responsible persons for sport and sport activities from 13 different universities from five different countries. The document analyses and comparative analyses were used as methods of research. Study programs at all included universities were analyzed. Following criteria were used: representation per semester, status within different study programs, structure of suggested sport contents, manners of organization and realization of sport curriculum, requirements for students, models of evaluation, ECTS, requirements for teaching staff, sport facilities etc. Based on the results, different models of organization and representation of sport curriculum were determined. The countries in which universities are obligated by legislation or by university acts to organize sport activities for students have greater representation of sport curriculum implemented in study programs as compulsory or elective subject. The variety of suggested sports as well as number of classes per semester was determined mainly by available sport facilities and educated teaching staff. Existence of department for sport or university center for sport is underlined as positive and influencing factor for higher representation and better organization of sport curriculum at analyzed universities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport, university, analyses, comparation, students.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 08:58

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