Flipped Micro-Module for Professional Sports Skills Courses (Phase II)
Daniel Lee, Isabel Hwang, Yan Jin, Alex Yung, Ray Lee and Tsz Ming Tang
The Department of Sports Science and Physical Education (SSPE) is dedicated to training physical education (PE) teachers and sports-related professionals. The program includes courses in Exercise Science, Health, PE, and Professional Skills (PSCs). Consistent with the University’s education strategies, SSPE promotes critical thinking and independent learning skills. However, there has been a lack of flipped teaching and eLearning strategies for PSCs.
We aimed to produce effective flipped teaching and eLearning micro-modules (MMs) for PSCs.
The project was designed to produce MMs for teaching Field Events (SPED 2133), Individual Sports (SPED 2110) and Tennis: (Men: PHED 1031/Women: PHED 1032). SSPE student athletes and instructors demonstrated the skills associated with specific sports, and experienced editors designed and produced the MMs to meet the needs of students seeking to acquire these skills.
Eleven short interactive and self-directed bilingual MMs were developed in field events (Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Javelin Throw, Shot Put and Discus Throw), cycling (Cycling Hand Signals and Skills & Assessments) and tennis (Ball Sense, Ground Stroke and Serve). Each MM includes a 2–4-minute video featuring a specific sport’s skills with bilingual narration and descriptions, supplemented by interactive questions to improve the students’ learning. The MMs have been uploaded to Blackboard for students to reference before and after class.
Based on our team’s experience in MM production and application, we anticipate that the MMs will provide learning flexibility and will serve as a reliable source of flipped teaching and eLearning materials for our students in the designated PSCs.