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ERIC Number: EJ912864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Shufflegolf: Teaching Golf Strategies and Etiquette to Young Children and Learners with Intellectual Disabilities
Kozub, Francis M.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n2 p19-21 Nov-Dec 2010
The purpose of this article is to share a unique curricular idea with physical educators interested about adding golf concepts to their curriculum. The focus is on a modified golf game that helps teach tactics, strategies, rules, and etiquette to young learners and those with intellectual disabilities. The specific content for this unit focuses on reducing shots in a game where the object is to have the fewest shots. Modified games, and even combinations of games, are useful teaching tools to work on specific tactical or strategic concepts. This is explained in Mitchell, Oslin, and Griffin's (2006) tactical approaches to teaching games and sports. This article will introduce basic concepts of tactical teaching and provide some background information on learners with intellectual disabilities, followed by a description of "shufflegolf," and finally a section on game variations to help teachers with limited equipment, different size spaces, and larger classes. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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