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Curriculum PE School Sport

Game Sense: Reviews

Game Sense is neither a ‘game-is-the-teacher’ or a ‘roll-out-the-ball-and-play’ approach to teaching (Pill, 2016). It is an explicit guided approach that is driven by four core pedagogical features (Light, 2013): Designing the learning environment Emphasising questioning to generate dialogue Providing opportunities for collaborative formulation of ideas/solutions that have time to be tested and evaluated In […]

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Curriculum PE

Game Sense as Explicit Guided Discovery

James Gee, in his excellent book Good Video Games and Good Learning, believes there are two divides in video games and learning: *The First Divide:* On one hand there is break everything down into bits and pieces each bit in its proper sequence (drill and practice theory). On the other hand there is practice the […]

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Curriculum PE

Game Sense: Cricket

As a department we have over timed moved away from ‘sport as sports technique’ method of teaching sports within our curriculum to ‘sport as tactical concepts’. This is in the belief that: The game sets the context of learning and gives that learning some meaning. Play is the true environment within PE and results in […]

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Curriculum PE Review

TGfU Takeaways #2

Between Monday 25th July and Wednesday 27th July 2016 I attended the Teaching Games for Understanding Conference in Cologne, Germany. This is the second in a series of posts that will form a collection of the knowledge shared by the presenters along with some of my own personal thoughts and questions. The first post, TGfU Takeaways #1, looked at the […]

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Curriculum PE School Sport

Questioning for games based approaches

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 […]