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Learner-Oriented Teaching and Assessment in Youth Sport




ISBN 9780367690076
Published May 19, 2022 by Routledge
200 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides sport educators with a comprehensive, learner-centred instructional toolkit to empower children and young people in collaborative, independent learning of sport and games (SGs). 

The book is unique in bringing together the various pedagogical dimensions inherent to the teaching-learning process of SGs: the instructional system (teaching strategies), the social system (interactional climate), the task system (learning tasks and activities), and the assessment (for learning) system. It also shows how to effectively involve learners as active agents in promoting more democratic learning environments and equitable interactions between sportspersons. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience of using student-centred approaches as teachers, youth coaches, teacher educators, researchers, and theorists, the book introduces key concepts and evidence-based examples of best practice, with practical instructional strategies, learning tasks, and activities included in every chapter. As the chapters of the book unfold, they teach the reader how to create game-based tasks that are suited to different learner skill levels, how to align tasks, learning goals and learner needs, and feel empowered to engage young people in creativity development activities. 

Covering key themes in contemporary sport pedagogy from the constraints-led approach and appropriateness to learner-designed games and the use of technology, this is essential reading for all trainee and in-service physical education teachers and sports coaches working with children or young people.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to a Learner-Oriented Approach 

1          Pedagogical Principles of a Learner-Oriented Approach

            Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

2          Guidelines for Navigating a Learner-Oriented Approach

            Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

Part II: Scaffolding Mediation of Instructional and Social Interactions in Sports and Games 

3          Scaffolding as a Pedagogical Toolkit for Learner-Oriented Instruction

            Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

4          Strategies for the Gradual Instructional Mediation of Learner-Oriented Interactions

            Cláudio Farias, Tristan L. Wallhead and Isabel Mesquita 

5          Strategies for Mediating Democratic, Meaningful, and Collaborative Learning Environments: Engaging Sport Educators and Sport Learners as Transforming Social Agents

            Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

Part III: Designing Meaningful and Creative Learning Activities in Sport and Games 

6          Appropriateness-Based Activities: Reaching Out to Every Learner

            Ana Ramos, José Afonso, Patrícia Coutinho, Cristiana Bessa, Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

7          Constraints-Led Approach: Appropriately Modifying Learning Activities

            Pedro Tiago Esteves and Bruno Travassos 

8          Creative Learning Activities: Thinking and Playing “Outside the Box”

            José Afonso, Ana Ramos, Patrícia Coutinho, Cristiana Bessa, Isabel Mesquita, Filipe Manuel Clemente, and Cláudio Farias 

9          Learner-Designed Games: The Ultimate Empowerment of Sport Learners

            Peter A. Hastie 

Part IV: Learner-Oriented Assessment 

10        Harmonizing the Teaching-Assessment-Learning Cycle

            Patrícia Coutinho, José Afonso, Ana Ramos, Cristiana Bessa, Cláudio Farias and Isabel Mesquita 

11        Implementing Learner-Oriented Assessment Strategies

            Cláudio Farias, José Afonso, Ana Ramos, Patrícia Coutinho, Peter A. Hastie, Pedro Esteves, Bruno Travassos and Isabel Mesquita 

12        Empowering Learners’ Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment, and Sport Learning Through Technology

            José Afonso, Cláudio Farias, Ana Ramos, Cristiana Bessa, Patrícia Coutinho and Isabel Mesquita

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Biography

Cláudio Farias is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Sport at the University of Porto (FADEUP), Portugal and a research member in the Centre of Research, Education, Innovation, and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D). He lectures on the Doctoral Program, on the Master (hons) of PE and sports training, and on the Bachelor (hons) program in Sport Sciences. He has conducted research in sport pedagogy and sport coaching (physical education, teacher education, and coach education) with a principal focus on student-centred, model-based practice.  

Isabel Mesquita is Full Professor in the Faculty of Sport at the University of Porto (FADEUP), Portugal. She is Co-ordinator for research in the area of Sport, Education, and Culture in the Centre of Research, Education, Innovation, and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D) and in the doctoral program in Sport Sciences at FADEUP. She is also Director of the Masters in sport training and has conducted extensive research in sport pedagogy and sport coaching.