1st Edition

Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching

Edited By Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney Copyright 2014
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    The teaching of games is a central component of any physical education or youth sport programme. Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching brings together leading international researchers and practitioners in physical education and sports coaching to examine new approaches in games teaching and team sport coaching that are player/student-centred and inquiry-based.

    The book aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by exploring contemporary games teaching from pedagogical, policy and research perspectives. It offers interesting new commentary and research data on well-established models such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TFfU), Game Sense, and the Games Concept Approach (GCA), as well as introducing innovative and exciting approaches emerging in East Asia, including Singapore, Japan and Taiwan.

    Representing the most up-to-date survey of new work in contemporary games teaching around the world, this book is invaluable reading for any student, researcher, in-service teacher or sports coach with an interest in games teaching or physical education.

    Introduction - Richard Light and Amanda Mooney  Part 1 – Recent pedagogical and policy developments in games teaching  1. Game as context in physical education: A Deweyan philosophical perspective - John Quay and Steve Stolz  2. Game Sense as a model for delivering positive pedagogy in physical education - Richard L. Light  3. Teaching how to play and teach games in Singapore: A Decade in the Field - Joan Fry and Mike Mcneill  4. The challenge for radical curricula innovation in teaching ball games in Japan - Naoki Suzuki  5. Play Practice - an innovative model for developing skillful players in sport - Wendy Piltz  Part 2: Research on the implementation of games-based approaches  6. Game-centred approaches to teaching and coaching games: A review of literature since 2006 - Kendall Jarrett and Stephen Harvey  7. ‘Girls get going’: Using Games Sense to promote sport participation amongst adolescent girls in rural and regional contexts in Australia - Amanda Mooney and Meghan Casey  8. The influence of school context on physical education teachers taking up TGfU - Christina Curry and Richard L. Light  9. Australian rugby coaches views on learning and its implications for the uptake of Game Sense - John R. Evans  Part 3: Issues in adopting games based approaches  10. Subjectivity as a resource for improving players’ decision-making - Alain Mouchet  11. Questions and answers: Understanding the connection between questioning and knowledge in game centred approaches - Greg Forrest  12. The body thinking: assessment in game-centred approaches to teaching and coaching - Stephen Harvey, Edward Cope and Ruan Jones  13. Learning games concepts by design - Adrian Turner  Conclusion - Stephen Harvey, John Quay and Richard Light


    Richard Light is Professorial Research Fellow in Human Movement in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia.

    John Quay is Program Director for and lecturer in Pedagogy, Health and Physical Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia.

    Stephen Harvey is Principal Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport at the University of Bedfordshire, England.

    Amanda Mooney is Program Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia.