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Abstract Title

Hi-tech, Education and Practice - Key Factors for Career Growth and Social Inclusion in the Diversity of the Modern Sport Environment

Abstract Theme

Technology in sports

Type Presentation

Poster

Abstract Authors

Presenter Prof Reny Damjanova - National Sports Academy (Theory of sport training) - BG
Presenter Prof. Reny Damjanova - National Sports Academy (Theory of sport training) - BG
Presenter Prof. Reny Damjanova - National Sport Academy (Theory of sport training) - BG

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Pink - 11        Date: 4 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: Reny Damjanova

Abstract Resume

Background:
This article focuses on the nature and changes occurring in contemporary living and working environment in sports and physical education. It aims at summarizing the experience from active competitive
and training practice and research of sport and university education. Its purpose is to outline the main factors determining the changes in the working environment of the activities related to sports,
such as training, competition, learning, teaching and research and technology, with a focus on: 1) Comparison of the characteristics of the tandem athlete – coach and student - university professor;
2) Disclosure of the existing relationships, and 3) Developing the design of an extensive multidisciplinary research project related to objective standardized assessment of knowledge and professional
competence of students from the National Sports Academy, coaches in 4 sports (football, sport dancing, aerobics and golf)  and national and international categories of referees in football, sport
dancing and aerobics (n=2 626).

Methods:
1.	Methods for retrospective comparative analysis and feasibility study
1.1 Logical analysis (comparative, historical and meta-analysis) and synthesis
1.2 Analysis of legal regulations and Internet sources 
2.	Methods for information on key thematic and experimental directions.
2.1 Study of methodological literature related to the control of educational achievements
2.2 Development of taxonomies for creating didactic tests on new subjects
2.3 Establishment of banks of test items and tasks with open answers
2.4 Expert assessment of banks test items and tasks
2.5 Pedagogical testing to assess performance measurement and optimization; Practical control of academic achievement in subjects taught in the National Sport Academy
2.6 Modeled monitoring
3.	Statistical methods:
3.1	Non-parametric methods 
3.2	Parametric analysis 
4.	Calculation of confidence intervals
5.	Hypothesis testing 
6.	Methods of similarity and graphical visualization of data
7.	Methods of analysis, summary and modelling - heuristic based on logical methods and mathematical modelling

Results:
The data analysis shows that the results of sports training, competition, education and scientific research are strongly influenced by their specific 'boundaries' and context. The active exchange of
knowledge from one research area to another, an educational discipline to another and from one sport to another changes their context and significantly increases their effectiveness. Research findings
suggest that the modern sport strongly related to the notion of the learning space, in which individuals and teams work, learn and develop their skills.

Conclusions:
The interdisciplinary nature of sport as a social phenomenon is one of the powerful factors for the expansion of scientific and educational space. In this way, modern science, education, training and
competition cover a growing variety of social groups and provide new areas for their career growth and social inclusion in a high-tech and network environment.

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