The Game Centred Approach (GCA) is the ideal framework for coaches and teachers to develop comprehensive tactical or technical lessons for any game, both in physical education and in extracurricular sport contexts. Learning about the pedagogical models included in this approach has never been easier thanks to this short introductory guide.
The book helps the reader acquire the skills needed to design effective session plans, regardless of the sport that is being taught or coached. It introduces the core concepts underpinning the GCA model, complemented by practical examples of tasks and strategies for each game category and assessment instrument.
This is essential reading for all educators, coaches or sports professionals who wish to improve their teaching or coaching to enhance their students and players’ physical literacy and sport competence. It is also invaluable reading for any student or researcher working in physical education, sport coaching or sport pedagogy.
Table of Contents
1.Building the Game-Centred Approach: a Historical Overview, Implementation and Transference. 2.Practical Application of Invasion/Territory Games using the Tactical Games Approach. 3.Practical Applications of Net/Wall Games using Game Sense. 4.Practical Application of the Developmental Game Stage Model on Striking/Fielding Games. 5.Practical Applications of Teaching Games for Understanding on Target Games. 6.Practical Application of Play Practice on Individual Games 7.Future Perspectives in Game-Centred Approaches: Hybridizations
Dr. Sixto González-Víllora is currently an Associate Professor and Dean (2016-20) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. His research focuses on Models-Based Practice, teacher learning/research and youth sport.
Eva Guijarro is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Her research interests include pedagogical models and the evaluation of different variables relevant in the physical education context and extracurricular sports.
Manuel Jacob Sierra-Díaz is a Physical Education teacher and researcher. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He is investigating the psychosocial outcomes when different Models-Based Practice.
Dr. Javier Fernandez-Rio is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at the University of Oviedo, Spain. He has co-authorized chapters in two Taylor & Francis books: Digital technologies in PE; Cooperative learning in PE.