Skip to main content

Similar, but not the same: comparing the game based approaches of TGfU and Game Sense

Jarrett, Kendall, Harvey, Stephen (2016) Similar, but not the same: comparing the game based approaches of TGfU and Game Sense. eJournal de la Recherche sur l'Intervention en Education Physique et Sportive, 38 . pp. 92-113. ISSN 2105-0821. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:69841)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only
[thumbnail of Jarrett & Harvey (2016).pdf]
Official URL:


The development and use of game based approaches (GBAs) across a range of global teaching and coaching settings has expanded significantly over the last two decades. And with each GBA underpinned by similar theories of learning, distinctions between each approach can often be blurred. Arguably, this can lead to teachers' and coaches' blended conceptualisations of different pedagogical approaches. Thus, although similar there is a need for teachers and coaches to recognise that not all GBAs are the same with each model or approach chosen impacting significantly upon learner experiences. Through analysis of literature and presentation of teaching/coaching lesson/session outlines, this paper presents similarities and differences of two game based instructional pedagogies - TGfU and Game Sense - and discusses the need for teachers and coaches to recognise and respond to the contextual differences of each when considering their use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Teaching Games for Understanding, game sense, teaching, coaching
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kendall Jarrett
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 15:15 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year