A constraints led approach in designing flow activities

One of the key benefits of a constraints led approach is the supposed enhancement of motivation on the participants. The literature that supports a constraints led approach focuses around two theories of motivation. Achievement Goal Theory and Ryan and Deci’s Self Determination Theory. The latter I feel provides a very good model to use in… Read More A constraints led approach in designing flow activities

What is a ‘constraints led approach’?

A constraints led approach is a teaching/coaching method based on the principles of non-linear pedagogy. It advocates a more ‘hands-off’ approach to teaching and learning within Physical Education. Through the manipulation of certain constraints, different information is presented to the learner. In turn the learner is then challenged and channelled to find their own movement solutions… Read More What is a ‘constraints led approach’?

Guest Post: ‘Flipping Trampolining on its head’ by @JennyBeck85

It’s been just over eleven years since I was attending lectures at Brighton University (Chelsea School). During one memorable Thursday morning seminar, I was listening to a lecturer talking about her PhD research and how her findings might prevent us from falling into some common but major pitfalls whilst on placement. The main message from… Read More Guest Post: ‘Flipping Trampolining on its head’ by @JennyBeck85