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ERIC Number: EJ908506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1445-8918
Visual Data Collection Methods for Research on the Affective Dimensions of Children's Personal Experiences of PE
Georgakis, Steve; Light, Richard
ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, v56 n3-4 p23-27 2009
The rapid growth of research on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) over the past decade has paid little attention to research methodology. This paper redresses this lack of attention to research methods and reports on a study conducted on children's personal experiences of Game Sense. The study focuses on the use of year six students' drawings as the primary source of data. Using this data we examine the affective dimensions of learning in a unit of work on cricket that was taught using a Game Sense approach. The children's drawings were used as a meaning making activity and then later used in a research interview where they provided the stimulus for children to discuss their attitudes and feelings toward their cricket experience. By adopting an interpretive approach the study gained insight into students' experiences and reports specifically on the impact Game Sense pedagogy had on the students with the least positive attitudes toward sport. Both the methodological innovation of the study and the positive impact upon the affective dimension of learning are discussed. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia