Rui Araújo

Rui Araújo
Univerisity of Maia · Department of Physical Education and Sports

PhD in Sport Sciences

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25 Research Items
555 Citations
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Additional affiliations
September 2010 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Researcher
September 2010 - August 2021
University of Porto
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2010 - November 2015
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Sport Science
September 2009 - August 2010
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Sport Science
September 2004 - July 2009
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Sport Science

Publications

Publications (48)
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This study examined students' technical performances im-provements in three track and field events (hurdles, shot put, and long jump) following either a Sport Education season or a Direct Instruction unit. An experienced Physical Education teacher taught two classes totalling 47 sixth-grade students (25 boys and 22 girls, aged between 10 and 13 yea...
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The purpose of this study was to examine a hybrid combination of sport education and the step- game-approach (SGA) on students’ gameplay performance in volleyball, taking into account their sex and skill-level. Seventeen seventh-grade students (seven girls, 10 boys, average age 11.8) participated in a 25-lesson volleyball season, in which the struc...
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Background: One of the essential elements within Sport Education is the inclusion of student roles and responsibilities. While previous research has examined students’ performance in officiating tasks, the examination of student-coaches’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) within peer-assisted tasks of Sport Education has been scarce. Indeed, the o...
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The purpose of this study was to analyse 18 Portuguese high school students? game play performance improvements across three hybrid Sport Education-Step-Game-Approach volleyball seasons. Students? play performance at the entry and exit points of each season was evaluated using the Game Performance Assessment Instrument during 2vs2 games. A series o...
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Background: The spike is a key action in volleyball, and the landing technique and its asymmetries are commonly associated with an increased risk of injury. Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to assess how male and female volleyball players land (i.e., unilaterally, or bilaterally) after spike jumps in matches and analytical settings...
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Research has shown an increased attention towards Reflective Practice as a successful aspect in the professional development of Physical Education Teacher Education. Notwithstanding, there is a lack of empirical research about how teachers’ reflective skills should be developed in this context. The aim of this systematic review was to understand wh...
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Background: Field-based tests occupy an important space since they aim to guarantee ecological validity. Although most such tests are designed to assess physical fitness, tactical and technical dimensions are also determinants in a full battery of tests. Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was two-fold: (a) summarize the criterion validit...
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This systematic review followed the Cochrane Collaboration guidelines. The systematic review strategy was conducted according to PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) guidelines. The PICOS (Population, Intervention/exposure, Comparator, Outcome, Study design) was defined as follows: (P) soccer players from any...
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The current chapter will focus in to present the main findings of validity and reliability levels of physical fitness assessment tests in soccer. The structure of the presentation will split the main findings in young & youth and adults whilst splitting into cardiorespiratory tests and tests focusing on sprinting, change-of-direction, and strength/...
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High-intensity actions play a key role in soccer, since most of them are related to a better performance during matches, specially sprinting in all of its manifestations (i.e., linear, curvilinear, with change of direction, repeatedly and agility). Thus, knowing the most appropriate tests, in terms of validity and reliability, will allow practition...
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This chapter presents a summary of a great variety of physical tests that can be implemented on both amateur and professional athletes from different sports. To give a practical reading of this chapter, all the physical test dimensions will be described in an order best suited to follow during a battery of tests. That is, the less metabolic demandi...
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The purpose of this section is to discuss the validity and reliability of field-based soccer tests for aerobic capacity in youth and adult soccer players. In this section, results from previous studies carried out on youth and adults will be presented. Whilst there were 21 studies demonstrating the validity and/or reliability of tests related to ae...
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The aims of this chapter were to analyse validity and reliability of several types of strength and power tests, as well as their usefulness in the context of soccer field. To provide a better context to the reader, by strength tests, we are referring to the maximal isoinertial tests [that include external free weights (bars or dumbbells)], isometri...
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The suspension of all in-person teaching activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a reconfiguration of face-to-face teaching for distance learning. A qualitative, exploratory and descriptive study was carried out with the purpose of examining the perceptions of students interns about the formative and pedagogical processes experienced in...
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A investigação nos modelos instrucionais tem enaltecido o impacto positivo do Modelo de Educação Desportiva e do Modelo de Abordagem Progressiva ao Jogo no desenvolvimento técnico e tático dos alunos, assim como no desempenho geral no jogo. Todavia, a análise do conhecimento tático dos alunos neste âmbito tem sido escassa. O presente estudo tem com...
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The purpose of the present study was to conduct a review of the research on the Sport Education (SE) studies that have examined the development of students' personal and social skills. Research articles selected were found through Web of Science, SCOPUS, Academic Search Complete, ERIC, SPORTDiscus with Full Text, Education Source, PsycINFO and Psyc...
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A investigação no Modelo de Educação Desportiva tem evidenciado a sua eficácia no desenvolvimento da literacia e entusiamo dos alunos. Todavia, no que concerne à competência, alguns autores têm enaltecido a necessidade de alianças entre o Modelo de Educação Desportiva e modelos especificamente desenhados para conceder uma estrutura didática ao cont...
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This study conducted a comparative analysis of students' knowledge development on athletics in Sport Education and in a Direct Instruction unit taking into account sex and initial skill level. The participants were an experienced Physical Education teacher and two sixth-grade classes totaling 47 students (25 boys and 22 girls). Each class was rando...
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Este estudo teve como propósito examinar as perceções de uma professora de Educação Física e dos seus alunos em relação ao valor educativo do Modelo de Educação Desportiva, no desenvolvimento da competência motora, da literacia desportiva e do entusiasmo. O estudo foi aplicado numa unidade de Atletismo tendo participado uma professora com 19 anos d...
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The purpose of the present study was to analyze the impact of a hybrid Sport Education Step-Game-Approach (SE-SGA) volleyball unit on student’s game understanding. The participants were 96 secondary students of four randomly selected classes. In order to evaluate students’ game understanding in volleyball, a video-based test was developed and appli...
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O estudo examinou a compreensão holística do jogo (compreensão de regras, valores, distinção entre boas e más práticas) aprendida por alunos do ensino fundamental após uma intervenção de criação de jogos de alvo. A intervenção foi dividida em cinco momentos: introdução aos jogos de alvo, ensinar jogos a outros alunos, criar novos jogos, ensinar seu...
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The present dissertation aimed to analyze the effectiveness of the combined used of Sport Education and Step-Game-Approach models beyond a single season experience on students’ learning and student-coaches’ instructional evolution. In particular, a systematic observation of students’ game play performance through the use of the Game Performance Ass...
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Research concerning Sport Education's educational impact has shown unequivocal results according to students' personal and social development. Nevertheless, research is still sparse with respect to the model's impact on student learning out-comes. The goal of the present review is to therefore scrutinize what is currently known regarding students'...
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Este estudo teve como objetivo examinar a perceção de estudantes de Educação Física sobre o valor educativo do Modelo de Educação Esportiva (MEE) pelo confronto entre a vivência do modelo enquanto alunos e como professores estagiários. Participaram no estudo 16 estudantes do Mestrado em Ensino da Educação Física da FADEUP. Aplicou-se uma entrevista...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the procedural knowledge in action, decision-making and performance of the left-side attacker according to age group and specific experience, in women's volleyball. Four Portuguese women's teams participated in the present study: one under-16, one under-18 and two adult teams. A verbal interview protocol was...
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The interactions between two opposing teams lead to the emergence of unique game patterns. In volleyball, attack efficacy emerges as the strongest predictor of the final result and thus it becomes of foremost importance to understand which game patterns afford the attaining of higher attack efficacies. These rely on the quality of the setting actio...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the procedural knowledge in action, decision-making and performance of the left-side attacker according to age group and specific experience, in women's volleyball. Four Portuguese women's teams participated in the present study: one under-16, one under-18 and two adult teams. A verbal interview protocol was...
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The purpose of this study was to analyse procedural knowledge, decision-making and game performance of the zone 4 attackers in Volleyball, according to the players' experience and competitive performance. A verbal interview protocol was implemented immediately after randomly chosen live game actions to analyze procedural knowledge. Decision-making...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the opponent block, i.e. the blockers starting points and the number of blockers, compared to the hitter chosen by the setter to attack in elite male volleyball competition. 4531 sequences were analyzed, corresponding to 97 sets, of 12 national male teams participating in the 2007 Wo...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze some block constraints in Elite Male Volleyball. So, were established the relationship between: (i) blocking system and block effectiveness; (ii) blocking system and block opposition; (iii) block effectiveness and set outcome. There were analyzed 4351 sequences, corresponding to 97 sets, of twelve men's nati...

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