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ERIC Number: EJ819848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-8989
Teaching Teachers to Play and Teach Games
Wright, Steven; McNeill, Michael; Fry, Joan; Wang, John
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, v10 n1 p61-82 Feb 2005
This study was designed to determine the extent to which a technical and a tactical approach to teaching a basketball unit to physical education teacher education (PETE) students would each affect their games playing abilities, perceived ability to teach, and approach preference for teaching the game. Pre- and post-unit data were collected through videotape of half-court games play, questionnaire and an eight-lesson planning assignment, submitted by the students at unit-end. Within-group adjusted multiple "t" tests revealed that the tactical group participants improved significantly in their overall games playing abilities (skill execution, decision-making and support). They also significantly improved on self-rated questionnaire items pertaining to their perceived abilities to teach tactics and strategies as well as to use their basketball skills in a games situation. The technical group participants did not improve significantly in their overall games playing abilities but did improve their overall perceived abilities to apply their basketball skills in games settings. Whereas 80% of the technical group (n = 15) chose the tactical approach, the tactical group (n = 15) unanimously applied a tactical approach in their lesson design. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A