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ERIC Number: EJ917106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Teaching Games for Understanding to In-Service Physical Education Teachers: Rewards and Barriers regarding the Changing Model of Teaching Sport
Diaz-Cueto, Mario; Hernandez-Alvarez, Juan Luis; Castejon, Francisco Javier
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v29 n4 p378-398 Oct 2010
The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of in-service Physical Education (PE) teachers when using Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in teaching sports. Data were gathered from interviews, work group meetings, and participants' diaries. The results show the difficulties PE teachers had in the planning and implementation of TGfU. In the initial stage of implementing TGfU, teachers reported feelings of insecurity to the point of doubting their own pedagogical expertise and knowledge. They also reported anxiety and exhaustion. Once they surpassed the first stage, teachers' feelings of satisfaction increased in parallel with students' improvement, in particular because students with the lowest skill level had made significant progress in decision-making, overall compression of the game, and tactical problem solving. This study identified some major challenges facing PE teachers wishing to implement TGfU, and thus allows for the development of support strategies to promote teachers' pedagogical self-assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain