Ecological Dynamics of Skill


About the event

The 1st season of Ecological Dynamics of Skill, organized by CIPER-FMH-University of Lisbon, beginning in May 2021, will focus on Sport.

In series of sessions spanning between 10th May and 12th July, experts, practitioners, and friends will introduce some of the key concepts, methods, and applications followed by discussion among participants and guests.

The sessions will elaborate on performance, skill, learning, development, expertise, talent, coaching, and training.


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All sessions begin at 12:00 noon Lisbon time (WEST)

Network Physiology of Exercise

Natàlia Balagué

5th July 2021 - 12:00 noon (WEST/Lisbon)

Recent Sessions

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How is ecological dynamics changing training methodologies in Futsal?

Bruno Travassos

28th June 2021 - 12:00 noon (WEST/Lisbon)

Advances in Rugby Union coaching through ecological dynamics

Richard Shuttleworth

21st June - 12:00 noon (WEST/Lisbon)


Meet our chairs

Duarte Araújo

Head of CIPER - Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Human Performance at FMH-ULisboa, Portugal. Along with Keith Davids, he is a key developer of the ecological dynamics approach to sport.

Pedro Passos

Assistant Professor with Aggregation at FMH-ULisboa, where he teaches Motor Control and Learning. His research interests are in the area of motor coordination at an intra and interpersonal level of analysis and also with synergies formation in the course of an action.


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The sessions will be held online on Zoom for presenters and invited guests. In addition, there will be a public stream to the CIPER Youtube channel. Stream viewers may ask questions, and they will be forwarded to the moderator.

Contact: Any questions should be addressed to ciper@fmh.ulisboa.pt

Note, however, that invitations to the active Zoom portion of the event are closed.

Session Structure

  1. Introduction by the moderator(s)

  2. Presentation by the speaker of the day (10-15 minutes) are related to contemporary issues framed around questions like: What’s on your

    mind? or What’s the big idea?

  3. Discussion (15-20 minutes)

    • Attendants write their questions to the moderator privately on the chat.

    • Keep questions short and to the point.

  4. After the streaming: The events will be uploaded to our Youtube channel, and a précis of the session will be posted on CIPER’s website for easier tracking.

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