Synopsis:The workshop aims to introduce a set of assessments based on the phenomena in Dynamical systems theory (DST) to PE teachers. DST is the underpinning theory behind the nonlinear pedagogy as well as teaching games for understanding. The assessments adopt the "assessment for learning" approach that is focussed on formative and authentic learning environment.
Brief Introduction of presenter:Wan Rizal recently joined the School of Sports, Health and Leisure (Republic Polytechnic, Singapore) as a Senior Lecturer. His main research revolves around the Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) and using a variety of sports, especially table tennis, in investigating key DST phenomena which is associated to skills acquisition and decision-making. He recently presented lectures and conducted workshops in Germany as well as Indonesia and Thailand.His current research/ pedagogical interest is to influence the adoption of nonlinear pedagogy and perturbation-induced (authentic) assessments in schools and national sports associations. He is currently expanding his research on sleep-related effects in skills acquisition, performance analysis with FAS as well as outdoor education. Other than sports, he has been involved in research on SCDF firefighters, investigating the effectiveness of the firefighters’ physical fitness tests in relation to ecological dynamics.