Sports Science Knowledge Base Development for Undergraduate Studies
Keywords:Sports Science, Knowledge Base, Undergraduate
The objectives of this research were to: 1) develop sports science knowledge base for undergraduate studies and to 2) study opinions on expected usages of the Sports Science knowledge base for undergraduate studies. The sample group comprised of 46 undergraduate program lecturers in Sports Science and Exercise Science, who participated in 6th International Conference on Sports and Exercise Science, during 24-26 June 2015 at Convention A, Ambassador City Jomtian Hotel, Chonburi. They were purposively selected as they were ready to participate in the workshop and able to apply Sports Science knowledge base for undergraduate studies, as well as were willing to cooperate in filling out the questionnaires. The tools used in the research were the Sports Science knowledge base for undergraduate studies and questionnaires for the workshop participants, Frequency distribution, percentage and content analysis were used in data analysis.
The research findings were as follows: 1) the Sport Science knowledge base for undergraduate studies consisted of 4 main menus: Knowledge Source; Learn More; Journal/Research Papers and Various Departments, and 13 sub-menus: Sports Science; Physical Fitness; Sports Nutrition and Medicine; Sports Psychology; Sports Science Teacher’s standard; Vocabulary List; Additional Learning Sources; Domestic Journal; International Journal; Domestic Research; International Research; Local and Foreign Sports Organizations, and 2) the study of the sample group’s expected usage of the Sports Science Knowledge base for undergraduate studies showed that all teachers applied this knowledge to their teaching plans. The most frequently chosen form of usage were to use it as additional media, main media for the classroom, teaching tool for learning outside the classroom and additional media for the classroom. The most used methods were to use it for the students to study more in the classroom, to learn and research more, and to do group projects. The top 3 most used menus were Sports Science (28 persons), Sports Nutrition and Medicine (21 persons), and Physical Fitness (15 persons).