Fundamentally a Games Based Approach to teaching sport is a positive learner centred approach. The focus is on the ‘how to play’, rather than the ‘what to do’. Generally teachers use them to improve game playing understanding and ability, increase pupil motivation and to provide a positive experience of learning. There are many variants of Games… Read More Questioning for games based approaches
Learning within PE can be seen as a non-linear process. Skill Acquisition development, which should be at the heart of PE to help improve children’s technical competency, along with their physical and social development, is not linear. Especially when that child is going through the trials and tribulations of puberty. Traditional practices that promote an ideal… Read More A bluffers guide to non-linear pedagogy
This term my after school sessions have been mainly focussed around coaching Year 8 Football. As most PE teachers know, that once into the day to day pressures of teaching and coaching, those quiet moments needed for self reflecton on practice are few and far between. Whenever you think you might have one it is snatched… Read More Those Quiet Moments
A pass is just a pass. It maybe played to space. It maybe played from or to hands. It maybe played from or to feet. It maybe played from or to the chest. It may have to be strong. It may have to be floated. It may have to curled. It may have to be… Read More A pass, is a pass, is a pass?