Previous projects

IMPACT-FINAL

Project: Innovation and Modernization of the Study Programmes at the Faculty of Sports Studies

Date of project realisation: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2014

The IMPACT Project is focused primarily on improving and modernizing the education process at the Faculty of Sports Studies and on increasing the employability of graduates from this faculty in the job market. The aim of the project is to be achieved by creating new modules of innovated study programmes, restructuring the existing curriculum, introducing new courses and creating e-learning study materials for selected courses that are already taught at the faculty. This process is taking place across the different departments in close cooperation with each other. The planned outcome of the project will be a noticeable increase in the quality of education at the Faculty of Sports Studies through a wider range of courses and the creation of study materials for these courses, innovation of professional work experience in terms of closer cooperation with future employers, involving top experts from abroad in teaching and further education of both academic and non-academic staff. In compliance with the long-term goal of MU and the Faculty of Sports Studies, this will result in greater flexibility and competitiveness of graduates of this faculty. Students educated in these innovative fields of study will have a better grasp of how to access information resources, will be able to better interpret the information, place it in context, creatively process it and add to its value ​​(adding value in the spirit of the principles of a knowledge economy). Ultimately, graduates will be more prepared and more flexible to be able to respond to the specific requirements of the Czech, and, by extension, European job market and at the same time to increase their ability to succeed in the discipline which they studied.

The implementation of the project includes a total of 5 key activities with the following specialisations:

Modularization and system of evaluation of studies

Part of this activity is to create the internal structures of the compulsory and optional courses and the compulsory options, and to break them up into groups (modules). The purpose is to provide profiling and diversification of the innovated fields of study, which will be reflected in the expected learning outcomes and teaching methods used. Modularization will be carried out both on the horizontal plane, namely defining groups of courses, and the vertical one, in terms of differentiation of courses according to their level of specialisation. On the basis of the Strategic Plan of the Faculty of Sports Studies of Masaryk University and the forthcoming amendment of the Higher Education Act the system of quality monitoring of the fields of study will also continue to be defined within this key activity.

Innovation of Bachelors and Masters study programmes

The aim of this activity is a wide-spread innovation of the courses taught at the Faculty of Sports Studies in the form of e-learning support reflecting modern trends through the implementation of ICT into the educational process. At the same time, in the below-mentioned key activity, Training of academic and non-academic staff, a related system of training teachers how to teach e-learning courses (tutoring) is defined. There was an agreement to implement this activity on the basis of the experience of members of the project with e-learning and multimedia elements in teaching, as these enhance students' interest in the subject and support self-study considerably.

Innovation of Work Experience

The output of the main activities from Innovation of work experience will be to upgrade a total of 10 types of work experience in five fields of study and to create one new subject called 'work experience in leisure activities’. The work experience in the fields of Sport Activities Facilitator, Teacher Training in Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport, Sport Management with a focus on Sports Management and Tourism Management and Physiotherapy has been innovated. The target group actually participate in the innovated system of work experience, thus providing a response to the demands of the market through the submission of feedback to the cooperating organizations.

Training of academic and non-academic staff

The purpose of this activity is to train faculty staff at three levels, i.e. training at the managerial level, specialised training and training in how to teach through e-learning. The target group for these activities, who, depending on the focus of the courses, could be both academics and other faculty staff, will undergo training in the above activities through specialised seminars led by a chosen instructor or qualified practitioners.

Innovation of Ph.D. studies

This project aims to update the kinanthropology doctoral programme through the implementation of a complete innovation of the compulsory courses and some specialised compulsory options. The innovation includes both the content - innovation of goals, curriculum and syllabus of the courses as well as the technical side - creating quality study materials for daily and combined study modes, and modifying the form and intensity of the teaching. An integral part of the implementation of these activities will also be the intensive involvement of external experts from reputed institutions abroad.

 

 

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Project: Creation of a network of professional institutions participating in the fight against the occurrence of metabolic syndrome

Date of project realisation: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2014

The aim of the project Creation of a network of professional institutions participating in the fight against the occurrence of metabolic syndrome (CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0039) is to create an international network of specialized institutions dealing with the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome. To this end, specialised training sessions for students and academic staff, participation in international conferences, publications and workshops, and discussions with foreign and domestic experts are being organised.  At the end of the project there will be an academic conference summarizing what has been learned.

The partner organizations of the project are the Czech Society of Sports Medicine and the Palacky University of Olomouc.

A number of domestic and foreign institutions, where placements take place, are involved in the project. These are the following: the University of Bologna (Italy), the University of Primorska, Koper (Slovenia), the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (Slovakia), the South Moravian Children's Centre in Křetín, the Poděbrady Spa, VŠTJ Medicina, the second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, the Palacky University of Olomouc and the University of West Bohemia.

The project is aimed at Bachelors and doctoral studies, as well as academic staff, who can establish new contacts, test out their findings and lead discussions on the issue of metabolic syndrome.

http://www.fsps.muni.cz/metabolicky_syndrom/

 

 

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Project: Innovation of Bachelor Study Programme Regeneration and Nutrition in Sport

The aim of the project Innovation of Bachelor Study Programme Regeneration and Nutrition in Sport (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0209) is to improve the quality of the studies and the employability of graduates from the field of Regeneration and Nutrition in Sport in the job market.

The project is designed for students of the Bachelor Study Programme in Regeneration and Nutrition in Sport at the Faculty of Sports Studies at MU, Brno. In addition to the innovations in a selection of 20 courses, seven completely new courses along with e-learning materials and educational textbooks were also created.

Apart from participating in the theoretical courses, students can also partake in work experience at sports clubs and specialized medical facilities (Zbrojovka Brno, the Brno Schools Canteen, the University Hospital Brno and the Brno League Against Cancer).

http://www.fsps.muni.cz/inovace-RVS/

 

 

Establishment-of-a-research-team

Project: Establishment of a research team under the lead of a reintegrated Czech scientist for the purpose of identifying the movement activity level by chosen age groups of men and women in the Czech Republic

The aim of the Establishment of a research team under the lead of a reintegrated Czech scientist for the purpose of identifying the movement activity level by chosen age groups of men and women in the Czech Republic project (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0044) is to increase the quality of research at the Faculty of Sports Studies of Masaryk University.

The project is aimed at academic staff and PhD students of the Faculty of Sports Studies. A research team of academics was created, divided into three sections based on the selected parameters of physical activity of the population of the Czech Republic which are being researched (plantography, physical activity and kinetic analysis). The team members conduct surveys monitoring the exercise routines and physical activity of different age groups of the population, looking into physical fitness using motor tests and instrumentation, diagnosis of plantar pressure distribution and research into the kinematic gait parameters and other types of movement.

The results of the research are presented at international conferences, in journals, and will be elaborated in specialized publications.

http://www.fsps.muni.cz/spa/

 

 

Special-Education-of-Security-Bodies

Project: Innovation of the Bachelor Programme Special Education of Security Bodies and the following Masters programme Applied Sport Education of Security Bodies

Project Number: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0206

Duration of the project: 1.10.2010 – 30.9.2013

The Special Education of Security Bodies and the Applied Sport Education of Security Bodies fields of study are unique in their content. They focus on specific target groups prepared to deal with crisis situations that can lead to serious injury or death of the graduate or to a serious threat to the population. These interrelated fields are in need of innovation in order to meet the requirements of the work and to prepare graduates both theoretically and practically in how to deal with legitimate defence and the use of force.

The project is designed for prospective students, current students and academics teaching in these fields. 18 courses have been innovated and 4 new ones created. The innovation is carried out in cooperation with experts who focus on dealing with current practical problems in their work. The outputs of the innovations are also e-learning support materials made ​​up of texts and videos. The innovated system of professional experience allows students to apply the knowledge which they have learned in practice. Part of the project is also aimed at increasing the professional competence of academic staff, which is essential for creating a workplace of excellence for teaching the Special Education of Security Bodies and the Applied Sport Education of Security Bodies.

Strategic goals are defined in relation to the orientation towards the development of knowledge in the society and the strengthening of competitiveness:

  • how to make education more cost- and time-effective for both students and for the Faculty of Sports Studies
  • to improve the quality of studies and employability of graduates in the EU job market
  • to promote the conditions for individualization of studies
  • to create the conditions for the acquisition of practical skills and experience through adequate internships and work experience in the workplaces of our partners

Web pages of the project: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/inovace-SEBS-ASEBS/

 

 

projekt-jazyky-ss

Project: Methodical Materials for the Elimination of Language Barriers in the Sports Environment

Project Number: CZ.1.07/1.1.00/14.0048

Duration of the project: 1.2.2011 – 31.12.2013

The aim of the project is to improve the quality of the teaching and learning of foreign languages ​​in secondary schools which specialise in sports education, through increasing the professional competence of pupils in these schools. The project will increase the language skills of pupils in these schools, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the students and increasing their possibilities for communication in the European Union.

Thanks to the project, pupils can be taught a foreign language in lessons which focus on the most frequently used terminology in twelve selected branches of sport. The quality of the courses, both in terms of expertise and language skills, is guaranteed by experts from the given sporting branch with an excellent knowledge of the terminology, as well as excellent language skills.

The outcome is the creation of educational materials relating to the twelve selected sports in the form of e-learning and methodological materials. Secondary school teachers will be gradually acquainted with the outputs through specialised seminars. Based on their comments on the content, structure and demands of the aforementioned materials some final adjustments will be made.

The outcome of the project will be to compile some bilingual multimedia teaching materials for the chosen twelve branches of sport. The project will run for 35 months and will allow 4000 secondary school students to study a foreign language with a focus on sport and also train 200 teachers in the possibilities of how to use and apply the methodological materials in foreign language teaching, including how to apply the project outputs in classes of secondary school pupils in years to come.

The initial and the subsequently achieved level of knowledge of the foreign language will be tested in order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching using the methodological materials created.

Web pages of the project: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/jazykovebariery/www/

 

 

projekt-logo-rozvoj-v-opva

Project: Development of the pedagogical and research activities within the Department of Social Sciences in Sport at the Faculty of Sports Science, MU

Project Number: CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0037

Duration of the project: 1.6.2011 – 28.2.2014

The project focuses on the cooperation of the Department of Social Sciences in Sport (Faculty of Sports Studies, MU) with other educational institutions in the field of physical activities for people with special needs. The aim is to establish co-operation and exchange of experiences among the individual partners in the form of short courses, workshops, seminars, regular physical education lessons and conferences. Institutions taking part are: the Faculty of Theatre, JAMU, Brno, the Department of Special Education - Faculty of Education, Hradec Králové, Department of Adapted Physical Activities, Faculty of Physical Culture, Olomouc, the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and the University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs, Zurich. One of the outputs of the project is organizing an international academic conference on the topic of physical activity for people with special needs.

The target groups of the project are:

  1.  Academic staff from the collaborating institutions
  2.  Students of the Faculty of Sports Studies doctoral programme and collaborating institutions
  3.  Students of bachelors and masters programmes of the Faculty of Sports Studies
  4.  Masaryk University students with special needs

The main benefit for target group 1 is the exchange of information and experiences, both practical and methodological, and their future use for the needs (educational, scientific, research) of each participating institution. On the basis of short-term stays academics will be able to compare the level of specialization and teaching at collaborating institutions and through consultations to compare the situation with the parent institution.

The main benefit for target group 2 is the possibility for study stays at cooperating institutions, acquisition of new information and experiences which they can then use in their dissertations, and they can also broaden their horizons in the areas of effective academic, scientific and educational cooperation.

The main benefit for target group 3 is especially the possibility of practical experience in their field and enabling research and consultation with experts within the area of their final theses. Students will be given the opportunity to consult on current issues and topics in their research and theses and the connectivity between the cooperating institutions will allow them to get a comprehensive view on a particular issue.

The benefit for target group 4 is the possibility to try out alternative physical activities and to consult about the suitability of differently oriented activities for each type of disability with experts in the field of special education and kinanthropology.

Web pages of the project: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/alternativni_pohybove_aktivity/

 

 

logolink-projekty

Project: Language progress of employees of the Faculty of Sport Studies and innovation of the area of kinanthropology

Reg No: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0199

Duration of the project: 1.10.2010 – 30.9.2013

The project is aimed at improving the quality of education at the Faculty of Sports Studies of Masaryk University through the innovation of core subjects: Anthropomotorics, Biomechanics, Physiology, Sports Training, Methodology of Scientific Work and Specialised Terminology. The project provides students of the Faculty of Sports Studies, MU, Ostrava University and the University of South Bohemia with the opportunity to study certain subjects in English and some Czech-English e-learning teaching materials, available on the website http://www.fsps.muni.cz/~tvodicka/library/, have also been created. It also allowed staff at the Faculty of Sports Studies to increase their language skills, as they had the opportunity to attend regular lessons of English and other languages for two years ​​and at the end of the teaching period the staff took some certified tests.

The project will support 1,960 university students from both the Faculty of Sports Studies and its partners and 70 employees of the Faculty of Sports Studies.

Web pages of the project: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/jazyky/

 

 

projekt-spolupracevkinantropologii

Project: Development of Research and Pedagogical Competencies by Means of Cooperation in Research in Kinanthropology

Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0035

Duration of the project: 1.6.2011 – 31.5.2014

The project focuses on the development and improvement of cooperation of the applicant (Faculty of Sports Studies, MU) and the partners - Ostrava University and the University of South Bohemia - with other educational institutions and research centres in the Czech Republic and abroad. This aim allows academics and doctoral students from the Faculty of Sports Studies, MU and its partners to directly raise the professional level of the individual, and to establish new contacts in the fields of science and research. This is done through participation in conferences and training placements in the Czech Republic and abroad.

The output of the project is 24 monographs from 12 academic fields. Monographs are being compiled successively with articles which expand on the ideas that the target group presents at conferences, and will be released in January 2014. They are freely available to be downloaded from the web e-library: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/tvodicka ~/library/.

Three strategic studies, which aim to summarize the cooperation and the new contacts with educational institutions and research centres acquired during the project, will also be issued.

Each year there will then be a project conference during which the target group will have the chance to present their articles, as well as conferences and internships which they have attended, and the cooperation which was established during these activities.

Web pages: http://www.fsps.muni.cz/spolupracevkinantropologii/

 

 

zzs-jmk

Project: Extension of Education Supply in the Fields of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in the South-Moravian Region

Reg No: CZ.1.07/3.2.04/02.0009

Duration of the project: 1.7.2011 – 30.6.2014

The project focuses on the development of educational programmes for adult education in the field of emergency and disaster medicine in the South-Moravian Region.

Courses created within the project are aimed at participants in continuing education from among health professionals and other professionals in the South-Moravian Region (hospital staff, emergency services, schools, government offices, etc.), who, thanks to completing the course will enhance their employability and improve their competitiveness in the job market.

The project aims to create 12 courses, including e-learning support and teaching materials for participants. E-learning support is available to course participants on the project website and upon completing the course they will receive further materials.

The outcomes of the project are that 120 people will be supported by taking the pilot courses (96 have already been successfully supported) and 12 courses will be developed. The Faculty of Sports Studies is involved in the project as a partner and it arranges the creation and teaching of three key activities:

Key Activity 10 - Creating a self-defence course for medical staff – how to cope with conflict situations

Key Activity 11 - Creating a course in Communication Skills in English for pre-hospital emergency care

Key Activity 12 - Creating a course in Ergonomic principles in the prevention of occupational accidents

Web pages: http://kurzy.zzsjmk.cz/

 

 

projekt-rozhodci-ks

Project: Innovation of the Study programme Physical education and Sport focussed on the Referee of Team Sports

Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0190

Duration of the project: 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2013

The project is aimed at training referees of team sports - ice hockey and football, in collaboration with professional partners of the project from the Czech Ice Hockey Association, the Football Association of the Czech Republic and the Union of Czech football referees.

Currently, both in the Czech Republic and abroad referees do not have the opportunity to gain the necessary qualifications while at the same time obtaining a university degree. The innovation of the study programme enables students to acquire higher education in becoming a referee for team sports just as there is for coaches at the highest levels. If students fulfil the requirements of study it will not only enhance their professional qualifications as referees, but will also increase the employability of graduates in the job market during or after their sports careers, as they obtain further education by continuing to the Masters programme or as they obtain the highest license granted to referees by the relevant sports federations.

At specialised and international seminars conditions for further improvement of the quality of studies and other learning opportunities on an international scale will be created.11 new courses have been created and 6 courses innovated, a new textbook and e-learning materials have been written and new sports equipment for teaching has been purchased.
A total of 500 students are involved in the project.Alpha

Web pages of the project: www.rozhodci-ks.cz

 

 

projekt-sdetmivpohode

Project: Safety on the playing field and in the water with children

Date of project realisation: 1.3.2010 – 28.2.2013

The Faculty of Sports Studies, Masaryk University project was designed to increase the competence, availability, quality and attractiveness of further education continuous professional development (CPD) of teachers. The project offered accredited seminars for managers working in the field of  healthy lifestyles related to safety and accident prevention for pupils in the Czech Republic (26 workshops in 13 regional cities outside Prague).

The main focus of the 8 classroom-based and 7 e-learning courses was on the innovativeness, attractiveness and safety of activities done in terms of a healthy lifestyle and first aid. The courses were offered to a target group of teachers from lower secondary schools, grammar schools and upper-secondary schools.

The courses were designed in accordance with the requirements of the Framework educational programme in the area of ​​Humans and Health. Within the project 12 sets of methodological materials were created. Courses, seminars and materials were pilot tested and reviewed prior to the accreditation. At the end of the course, tools for evaluating the effectiveness of the training, tested on a sample of students, were used. 

 

 

projekt-sdetmivjmkvpohode

Project: Safety on the playing field and in the water with children in the South Moravian Region

Date of project realisation: 28.1.2011 – 30.6.2012

The project was completed on 30.6.2012, and was designed to improve the competence and increase the availability, quality and attractiveness of further education continuous professional development (CPD) of teachers and educational institutions in terms of safety and accident prevention for pupils.

The aspects of security and also innovation in the teaching of Physical Education were the main focus of the classroom-based and e-learning courses that were offered to a target group of teachers from lower secondary schools, grammar schools and upper secondary schools throughout the South Moravian Region. The courses were designed in accordance with the requirements of the Framework educational programme in the area of ​​Humans and Health.

The project provided six classroom-based accredited courses which were run twice and six e-learning courses for teachers from lower secondary schools, grammar schools and high schools. 2 sets of methodological materials were created. The created materials were reviewed by experts from the field. The courses for teachers were tested prior to accreditation in the form of piloting and reviewing.