The game sense approach as play with purpose

Pill, Shane and SueSee, Brendan (2021) The game sense approach as play with purpose. In: Perspectives on game-based coaching. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0-367-44047-3


Abstract

Game-based pedagogical approaches for games and sport teaching have been distinguished by some authors through the more prominent emphasis on guided discovery teaching and player reflective thinking than what occurs in the more historically common sport-as-sport techniques approach, which is exemplified by a ‘transmission’ method of instruction. In this chapter, we suggest that rather than be seen as competing approaches, game-based approaches can be viewed as a ‘toolkit’ of instructional styles governed by a fundamental proposition – pedagogical decision making. We examine a game-based coaching episode and identify the decisions being made between the coach and players using the Spectrum of Teaching Styles (Mosston & Ashworth, 2008). By doing this, we detail important pedagogical concepts and unify pedagogical decision making that takes place when sport coaching is aimed across the ‘discovery barrier’ and into an intentionally designed space to develop ‘thinking players’.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 01:12
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 07:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: game based, coaching, The Spectrum
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
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Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003007272-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39057

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