Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching

Edited by Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney

© 2014 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

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, Play Practice and the Games Concept Approach (GCA), as well as introducing innovative and exciting approaches emerging in East Asia, including Singapore and Japan.

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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

John Quay is senior lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy with a focus on Health and Physical Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia.

Stephen Harvey is an Associate Professor in Instructional Methods and member of the Physical Education Teacher Education faculty in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University in the United States.

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Physical Education