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Curriculum PE School Sport

Digital Video Games Approach: Cricket

As I discussed in my last post a Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification. It is a games based approach, using pedagogical principles, with the main learning outcome being in the cognitive domain, focusing on the developing participants meta-cognitive skills, such as planning, monitoring and evaluating their own learning. Pedagogical Principles of Digital […]

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Curriculum PE School Sport

Shaping the Game

At the heart of a games based approach to teaching is the challenge to the centrality of learning isolated and decontextualised techniques that will ‘allow’ the child to play. Instead of starting with the practice of the prerequisite techniques, the starting point is the game and play itself. It is through play that the learning needs […]

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School Sport

A Tactical Games Approach session in Rugby

One of the main focuses I have for my own teaching and coaching sport development this year is to move away from a more traditional approach that makes skill execution the central aspect of the learning environment, to where the game is the major experience for learning. My experiences of any Games Based Approach is that […]