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ERIC Number: EJ867675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Observing and Diagnosing Student Performance Problems in Games Teaching
Mitchell, Stephen; Collier, Connie
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n6 p46-50 Aug 2009
The game-based nature of teaching games for understanding means that teachers must be effective observers of game play in order to encourage thinking processes during game play, diagnose the performance problems of participants, and identify solutions. This article briefly reviews the teaching games for understanding (TGFU) approach and describes its implications for the role of the teacher. The primary purpose of the article is to provide a framework to help teachers understand the complexities of game performance, observe game play, and subsequently determine performance problems and appropriate instructional foci to alleviate the problems identified. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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