The enhancement of technology on sports can be seen in the recent successes of athletes in many sport disciplines in the Olympic Games and Continental Games. There are three main fields in which the effect of technology is most noticeable, namely, Sports Science and Sports Medicine, Coaching and Training of Athletes and Sports Management. Sports Science and Sports Medicine enhances the physical conditions of the athletes by analysing and improving the physical condition and strength of athletes. Conditioning and Strengthening, Physiotherapy, Sport Psychology and Nutrition all help to build up both the physical and mental states of athletes. With the advancement of technology, various equipment has been developed to analyse the technical skills of the athletes and are used in training and coaching; new surfaces and building technologies have been invented to upgrade facilities for better safety management and higher computing technology also assists in analysing event data in multi-sports games and single sport championships. In addition, digital and social media ensure sports have wider coverage and offer more options to viewers globally thus assist in marketing and branding of sports events.The seminar would enable participants to be conversant with current trends in sports technology and ensure them with an overview of how sports technology will affect athletic competitions, and enhance coaching, sports performance and sports management globally. Examples will be given in the above applications and participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and involve in the discussion.
This seminar aims to:
Cantonese supplemented with English terms
Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions and higher education institutions, VPET workplace mentors, VPET stakeholders and interested members of the public are welcome.Free admission
Ms Vivien Lau, the Vice-President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, presents the current trends in sports technology to strengthen athletes’ training.
During the seminar, participants share their sports experience and reflect how technology enahnces individuals’ performance.
Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.