Game Sense

Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment
Author: Richard Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415532876
Category: Education
Page: 239
View: 5248
Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the game at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become more tactically aware, to make better decisions and to have more fun. Game Sense is a comprehensive, research-informed introduction to the Game Sense approach that defines and explores key concepts and essential pedagogical theory, and that offers an extensive series of practical examples and plans for using Game Sense in real teaching and coaching situations. The first section of the book helps the reader to understand how learning occurs and how this informs player-centred pedagogy. It also explains the relationship between Game Sense and other approaches to Teaching Games for Understanding. The second section of the book demonstrates how the theory can be applied in practice, providing a detailed, step-by-step guide to using Game Sense in eleven sports, including soccer, basketball, field hockey and softball. No other book explores the Game Sense approach in such depth, or combines theory and innovative practical techniques. Game Sense is invaluable reading for all students of physical education or sports coaching, any in-service physical education teacher or any sports coach working with children or young people.

Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning

A Resource for Teachers and Coaches
Author: Ray Breed,Michael Spittle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107600448
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 6468
What is game sense? Game sense is an instructional approach to sport teaching and coaching that emphasises the development of tactics and decision-making to develop an understanding of the game. It encourages students and players to develop technical skills by first recognising and understanding their importance within the context of games, rather than in isolation or as repetitive drills. Developing Game Sense through Tactical Learning - A Resource for Teachers and Coaches is written by two well-respected physical educators, experienced in all areas of skill development including primary, secondary, tertiary and elite sport settings. Ray Breed oversees the research, skill and training programs at the North Melbourne Football Club. Teamed with Dr Michael Spittle, an expert in skill acquisition and sport psychology, the authors have developed a resource that combines a mix of theoretical foundations and practical ideas for teachers and coaches of all skill levels.

Teaching Games for Understanding

Theory, Research, and Practice
Author: Linda L. Griffin,Joy Butler
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736045940
Category: Education
Page: 238
View: 5182
Presents a comprehensive guide for teachers and coaches that details the history, theory, research, and practice of the Teaching Games for Understanding model, and how to incorporate it in both elementary and secondary curriculum.

Sport in the Lives of Young Australians

Author: Richard Lawrence Light
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1920898905
Category: Child athletes
Page: 163
View: 9935
What does sport mean to young people in Australia? How does it affect their social, personal and moral development? What is the relationship between elite level 'media sport' and the games children play for fun and friendship? Sport in the lives of young Australians offers an informative look into the practice of sport, the nature of children's and young people's experiences, and its significance for their development. For anyone involved in youth sport - from coaches, teachers and parents, to researchers and policymakers - this book will provide invaluable understanding of the place and meaning of sport in the lives of young Australians.

Games and Great Ideas

A Guide for Elementary School Physical Educators and Classroom Teachers
Author: Rhonda L. Clements
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294600
Category: Education
Page: 366
View: 5463
An innovative guide for physical education teachers from preschool through eighth grade. Topics include theoretical considerations for teaching games, an interdisciplinary approach to games, games of different cultures, increasing developmentally appropriate behavior through games, and innovative game activities which increase fitness and leisure pursuits. Each topic is illustrated, and sample activities and implementation strategies are provided.

Advances in Rugby Coaching

An Holistic Approach
Author: Richard Light,John R. Evans,Stephen Harvey,Rémy Hassanin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317616944
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 210
View: 6336
Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one major international sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education.

Play with Purpose

Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition)
Author: Shane Pill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992341572
Page: N.A
View: 1544
Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition) is a compilation of ideas and activities produced from over twenty years of working with a game-centred Game Sense and Sport Education approach to physical education games and sport teaching.

Transforming Play

Teaching Tactics and Game Sense
Author: Dennis Slade
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 1450409237
Category: Education
Page: 135
View: 2020
Transforming Play: Teaching Tactics and Game Sense helps you teach general tactics and gross motor skills that students can apply to many sports. The book offers great tools for teaching attack and defense games. Kids learn attack and defense tactics, team formations, and man-to-man and zone defenses.

Play Practice

The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports
Author: Alan G. Launder
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736030052
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 185
View: 7571
Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports presents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize your own teaching and coaching. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students' skills and enhances their tactical understanding. This book focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill--an approach that sets it apart from other games-approach texts. It provides answers to many of the problems that sports educators face, such as motivating reluctant or resistant students. Developed by an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports provides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to. Part I introduces the innovative Play Practice approach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching. Part II applies Play Practice to a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense. Part III discusses techniques the sports educator can use to make the Play Practice approach most effective. The book's 50 illustrations and 20 photos demonstrate specific approaches to games as well as ideas that can work for multiple games. These features will help you visualize how to apply the Play Practice approach with beginners as well as elite players in sports as diverse as skiing and tennis. This book will challenge your thinking about how sports should be taught, help you reassess your own methods, and provide a new and versatile model you can apply with great success--one practice, one game at a time.

Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development

Author: Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund,Jacalyn Lund,Deborah Tannehill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 144964449X
Category: Education
Page: 426
View: 9594
Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Second Edition is developed around the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for K-12 physical education. This innovative guide teaches students about the process of writing curriculum in physical education and was written by experts who have had specific experience designing and implementing this thematic curriculum. The text begins by looking at the national physical education standards and then examines physical education from a conceptual standpoint, addressing the so what of physical education. It then goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning. The second part of the text explores the various curricular models common to physical education: sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi activity, fitness, and movement education. It goes on to describe each model, provide examples of curriculums that use it, show how the model links with physical education standards, and provide appropriate assessments for it. The third part, Chapter 14: It s Not Business As Usual, discusses how to improve one s physical education curriculum by doing things differently and embracing change."

Game Vision in Soccer

Theory and Practice to Improve Game Sense
Author: Mick Critchell,Jark Bosma,Keith Granger
Publisher: Reedswain
ISBN: 9781591641155
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 130
View: 9690
Game Vision in Soccer examines the development of vision and how it can improve game performance. Written by two top English soccer coaches and one neurosurgeon. The theories and exercises in this book help coaches implement a training program that will develop their players vision in an environment of game-like situations.

Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching

Author: Richard Light,John Quay,Stephen Harvey,Amanda Mooney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135101507
Category: Education
Page: 220
View: 4138
The teaching of games is a central component of any physical education or youth sport programme. Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching brings together leading international researchers and practitioners in physical education and sports coaching to examine new approaches in games teaching and team sport coaching that are player/student-centred and inquiry-based. The book aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by exploring contemporary games teaching from pedagogical, policy and research perspectives. It offers interesting new commentary and research data on well-established models such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TFfU), Game Sense, Play Practice and the Games Concept Approach (GCA), as well as introducing innovative and exciting approaches emerging in East Asia, including Singapore and Japan. Representing the most up-to-date survey of new work in contemporary games teaching around the world, this book is invaluable reading for any student, researcher, in-service teacher or sports coach with an interest in games teaching or physical education.

Ethics in Youth Sport

Policy and Pedagogical Applications
Author: Stephen Harvey,Richard L. Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136658696
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 6336
The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and within the community has fuelled ambitious targets for young people’s participation in sport at all levels. In this important study of ethical issues in and around youth sport, leading international experts argue for the development of strong ethical codes for the conduct of youth sport and for effective policy and pedagogical applications to ensure that the positive benefits of sport are optimized and the negative aspects diminished. At the heart of the discussion are the prevailing standards and expectations of youth sport in developed societies, typically consisting of the development of motor competence, the development of a safe and healthy lifestyle and competitive style, and the development of a positive self-image and good relationship skills. The book examines the recommendations emerging from the ‘Panathlon Declaration’ and the debates that have followed, and covers a wide range of key ethical issues, including: emotional and physical abuse aggression and violence doping and cheating values and norms teaching and coaching integrity management. Ethics in Youth Sport is focused on the application of ethical policy and pedagogies and is grounded in practice. It assumes no prior ethical training on the part of the reader and is essential reading for all students, researchers, policy makers and professionals working with children and young people in sport across school, community and professional settings.

Number Sense--More and Fewer Blocks Game

Author: Denise LaRose
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425873464
Category: Mathematics
Page: 4
View: 5109
Help young children practice basic mathematical concepts in an engaging game format. Lesson plan and necessary patterns and game pieces are provided. Learning how to compare numbers has never been so fun!

Planspiele - Ideen und Konzepte

Rückblick auf den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2013
Author: Birgit Zürn,Daniel Bartschat,Friedrich Trautwein,Sebastian Schwägele
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 373575192X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 7758
Zum Abschluss der Wettbewerbsrunde 2013 für den Deutschen Planspielpreis erscheint mit der vorliegenden Ausgabe der sechste Band der ZMS-Schriftenreihe. Traditionell enthält er einen Rückblick auf die zurückliegende Ausschreibung und die Preisträger. Unter dem Titel „Ideen und Konzepte“ werden Beiträge von sechs jungen Wissenschaftlern vorgestellt, die sich um den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2013 beworben haben. Die wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten beleuchten Themen aus den Bereichen Politik und Gesellschaft, Logistik, Planspielentwicklung und Game-Based Training. Sie zeigen, dass Planspiele ein machtvolles und weitreichendes Instrument sein können, um Teilnehmende für ein Thema zu sensibilisieren. Gleichzeitig wird auch deutlich, dass das vollständige Potenzial der Planspielmethode noch nicht ausgeschöpft wird. Erstmals ist in diesem Band auf Wunsch der Jury eine komplette Abschlussarbeit abgedruckt. In der Arbeit „Spiele und ihre Regeln“ geht der Autor dem Phänomen „Spiel“ auf den Grund. Es werden verschiedene Regelarten analysiert und systematisiert. Diese Arbeit gewann den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2013. Die Verleihung des Deutschen Planspielpreises fand mit dieser Wettbewerbsrunde bereits zum dritten Mal statt und hat sich damit fest im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs zum Thema Planspiel etabliert. Wir ermuntern alle Akteure, sich an der Diskussion zur Lehr- und Lern-Methode Planspiel zu beteiligen, um das breite Spektrum in der Planspielwelt zu fördern und weiterzuentwickeln.

Athlete-centred Coaching

Developing Inspired and Inspiring People
Author: Lynn Kidman
Publisher: IPC Print Resources
ISBN: 047601445X
Category: Coaches (Athletics)
Page: 288
View: 3343

In touch with the future

The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality
Author: Alberto Gallace,Charles Spence
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191501816
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
View: 9281
Out of all the human senses, touch is the one that is most often unappreciated, and undervalued. Yet, the surface of the human body, the skin, is actually one huge sheet of tactile receptors. It provides us with the means to connect with our surroundings. Despite the important role that vision plays in our everyday lives, it is the skin that constitutes both the oldest, and by far the largest of our sense organs. The skin protects our body from the external world and, at the same time, informs us about what occurs on its surface. In Touch With The Future explores the science of touch, bringing together the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience about the processing of tactile information in humans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates of touch. It highlights the many ways in which our growing understanding of the world of touch can, and in some cases already are, being applied in the real world in everything from the development of virtual reality (VR) environments, tablet PCs, mobile phones, and even teledildonics - the ultimate frontier in terms of adult entertainment. In addition, the book shows how the cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of touch can be applied to help improve the design of many real-world applications/products as well as to many of our everyday experiences, such as those related to the appreciation of food, marketing, packaging design, the development of enhanced sensory substitution systems, art, and man-machine interfaces. Crucially, the authors makes a convincing argument for the view that one cannot really understand touch, especially not in a real-world context, without placing it in a multisensory context. That is, the senses interact to influence tactile perception in everything - from changing the feel of a surface or product by changing the sound it makes or the fragrance it has. For students and researchers in the brain sciences, this book presents a valuable and fascinating exploration into one of our least understood senses

Sports Coaching E-Book

Professionalisation and Practice
Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455725226
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 9758
Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.