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ERIC Number: EJ1053215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Teaching Spatial Awareness In Small-Sided Games
Phillips, David; Hannon, James C.; Molina, Sergio
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n2 p11-16 2015
This article supports the use of strategy and tactics at games stage three (how to teach basic offensive and defensive strategy using small-sided games) as a best practices in physical education. Potential learning through game stages three and four (full-sided games) is only possible when teachers have advanced content knowledge to teach the implementation of strategies and tactics. This article focuses on handball as an example. The skills and concepts taught at game stages one (basic skills) and two (the combining of basic skills) are weaved as a vignette into the framework of the modified game and act as layers for further cognitive and psychomotor development. It is important to understand that the advanced methods used would need to be implemented over a period of lessons for the students to fully understand and contextualize the major concepts, which require the higher-order thinking skills of problem solving, synthesis, and application. When these concepts have been learned, students will be able to transfer their knowledge to other invasion game settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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