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ERIC Number: EJ909668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Culture, Embodied Experience and Teachers' Development of TGfU in Australia and Singapore
Light, Richard; Tan, Steven
European Physical Education Review, v12 n1 p99-117 Feb 2006
Despite the diversity of cultural settings within which it is now being implemented, research on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is yet to address the impact of culture on teaching and learning. With its growth in Asia, in places such as Singapore and Hong Kong that are culturally distinct from western settings, this seems to be an area of research in need of attention in the TGfU literature. In setting out to redress this oversight in the literature this article draws on a study of TGfU teacher development conducted in Australia and Singapore to examine teachers' development of TGfU/Games Concept Approach (GCA) teaching in a sequence covering the last two years of teacher education and the first two years of full-time teaching. This article highlights the extent to which teacher development of TGfU is situated within immediate cultural and institutional contexts. It identifies how the different cultural meanings attached to sport and its place in both countries shape the participants' interpretation and understanding of TGfU/GCA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Singapore