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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) as a positive and versatile approach to teaching adapted games.

Jarrett, Kendall, Eloi, Serge, Harvey, Stephen (2014) Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) as a positive and versatile approach to teaching adapted games. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 7 (1). pp. 6-20. ISSN 1803-3857.

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Abstract

This paper presents a small scale research project that focused on pre-service physical education (PE) teachers’ and sports coaches’ considerations of using Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) to teach games. A research design akin to action research was adopted whereby pre-service PE teachers and sports coaches (n = 72) completed a one-off 90 minute introduction to wheelchair rugby league utilising a TGfU approach. Data were generated through end of session whole-class reflections, semi-structured individual interviews undertaken (n = 3), and post session first-author/primary practitioner reflections. Data analysis was conducted via inductive coding procedures and revealed three themes: 1) TGfU as a positive pedagogy; 2) TGfU as a versatile approach, and 3) significance of content within a PE Teacher Education programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Adapted sport, TGfU, pedagogy, curriculum, physical education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kendall Jarrett
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69837 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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