Game Sense

Game Sense for physical education When Game Sense is used in physical education it is typically used to teach students how to play a game as part of many programmes' aims of exposing students to a wide range of games/sport and providing ...

Author: Richard Light

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415532877

Category: Education

Page: 239

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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.
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Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning

making, utilising a problem solving and questioning approach (Fry et al. 2010). It is recognised that there are different variations of game sense and that some researchers in the field may not agree on the terms used and the variations ...

Author: Ray Breed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107600447

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

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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.
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Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching

Game Sense: Pedagogy for performance, participation and enjoyment (Light, 2013) has had a significant influence on sport coaching as the 'go to' text for Game Sense over the past eight years. This volume follows up on Game Sense for ...

Author: Richard L Light

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000364255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

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Sport coaching has grown significantly as an area of research interest with an expanding number of sport coaching programs offered. The past decade or so has also seen significant interest in games-based approaches to coaching and teaching games. On a global level, Game Sense is one of the most recognized athlete-centred approaches for team sports, probably close behind Teaching Games for Understanding. Game Sense for Coaching and Teaching provides an understanding of how an Australian approach to coaching has grown and developed as it has been taken up across the globe. While the focus is on Game Sense, the book also offers insights into how any coaching or physical education (PE) teaching approach changes as it is adapted to different contexts across the world, examining the theoretical, historical and philosophical foundations of sport coaching and teaching in schools. This book is particularly useful for undergraduate and post-graduate sport coaching and PE courses but is also likely to be of interest for all practicing sports coaches or physical education teachers and lecturers.
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Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport

game sense model in this book emphasises the development of tactical skills, technical skills and strategic skills within the game context. The model focuses on creating challenges for learners to solve in structured games in which the ...

Author: Ray Breed

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492594154

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Authors Ray Breed and Michael Spittle, long recognized as experts in the game sense model and teaching games for understanding approach, have created a complete resource for physical educators and coaches of games and team sports. Their new book, Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport, provides both the theoretical foundation and the practical application that teachers and coaches need to confidently teach their students and athletes the skills and game sense they need to successfully compete in games and sports. This text, inspired by the authors’ previous book, Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning, offers new material since the publication of that 2011 book, particularly in relation to curriculum, assessment, and physical literacy. “Our version of a game sense model has been modified over time and adjusted to meet the changing needs and requirements of learners and programs,” Breed says. “This book is an updated and improved variation of our original book, and it will assist teachers and coaches in integrating game sense into their sessions and curricula.” Through Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport, teachers and coaches will be able to do the following: Provide a logical sequence and step-by-step instructions for maximal learning, skill transfer, and game skill development Accelerate learning by linking technical, tactical, and strategic similarities in three thematic game categories (There are 19 invasion games, 13 striking and fielding games, and 14 net and wall games.) Save preparation and planning time by using the extensive planning and game implementation resources Set up games with ease and effectively relate game sense concepts by following the 90 illustrations and diagrams created for those purposes The text includes curriculum ideas and specific units for children ages 8 to 16. Unit plan chapters provide six sessions for each of the two skill levels (easy to moderate and moderate to difficult). The book also offers assessment tools and guidance for measuring learning as well as links to different curriculum frameworks. The appendixes supply teachers and coaches with useful tools, including score sheets, performance assessment and self-assessment tools, session plan outlines, and more. Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport takes into account regional differences in the game sense model and teaching games for understanding approach. Its organization will facilitate users’ ready application of the material. The text first provides an overview and theoretical framework of the concepts of skill, skill development, game sense, and assessment. It then goes on to explore the links between fundamental motor skills, game sense, and physical literacy. Later chapters offer thematic unit and lesson plans as well as assessment ideas. Practical resources, game ideas and descriptions, and assessment ideas are supplied, along with the practical application of game sense, teaching for skill transfer, structuring games, developing questioning techniques, and organizing sessions. Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport will allow coaches and teachers to develop the tactical, technical, and strategic skills their athletes and students need in game contexts. Coaches and teachers will also be able to help learners develop personal, social, and relationship skills. As a result, learners will be able to more effectively participate in, and enjoy, team games.
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Teaching Games for Understanding

In Game Sense , coaching the The Game Sense approach game motivates [ players ) . The provides opportunities for closer training is to the game , the more motivation there is . enjoyment , creativity , expression , The further you get ...

Author: Linda L. Griffin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736045945

Category: Education

Page: 238

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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.
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Play Practice

It is important to remember , however , that games sense is understanding in action . Youngsters will develop it only as they play in actual games and apply their knowledge to solve the problems they meet .

Author: Alan G. Launder

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736030050

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 185

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This new edition covers a broader variety of disciplines including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science and sport studies.
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Sport in the Lives of Young Australians

The social aspects of games and sport In this case study, Game Sense had a significant impact upon the students' attitudes toward sport with a significant change for the better in their attitudes toward cricket and softball.

Author: Richard Light

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781920898908

Category: Child athletes

Page: 163

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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.
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Perspectives on Game Based Coaching

Designer games. Sport Coach, 17(4), 30–33. den Duyn, N. (1997a) Game sense: It's time to play. Sports Coach, 19(4), 9–11. den Duyn, N. (1997b). Game sense: Developing thinking players workbook. Canberra, ACT: Australian Sports ...

Author: Shane Pill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000215427

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This book offers new perspectives on game-based coaching (GBC), one of the most important practices for session design and instructional delivery in sport coaching. GBC emphasises the sport coach as educator and the development of ‘thinking players’, and this book demonstrates what that means in practice. It brings together leading and innovative thinkers and practitioners in coaching pedagogy, and aims to stimulate reflection by the reader on their own coaching practice. Reviewing recent theoretical developments and current research in GBC, the book provides in-depth examples on how research can be applied in practice, including the use of digital video games, immersive scenario-based coaching narratives, and the Game Sense approach as ‘play with purpose’. Representing the most up-to-date and engaging introduction to the theory and practice of GBC, this book is invaluable reading for all students of physical education and sport coaching, as well as practising coaches and coach educators.
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Games and Great Ideas

This chapter describes a set of generic games that can be used in many different sports units . ... In short , they learn " game sense " or the basic strategies of traditional sports , which are as important as motor skills to ...

Author: Rhonda L. Clements

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294607

Category: Education

Page: 366

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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.
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Advances in Rugby Coaching

... number and moment of interventions 85t, 88; quantitative data with COMEREM 87–9 French Federation of Rugby 82 Fry,J.M.22,172,183 fun/enjoying the game 99–100, 101–4, 163–4 Furley, P. 41, 190 Game Sense i–ii, 1, 7, 8,13,15,16, 20, ...

Author: Richard Light

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317616948

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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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.
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