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ERIC Number: EJ941580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Knowing the Game: Integrating Speech and Action in Games Teaching through TGfU
Light, Richard
Quest, v55 n2 p161-176 May 2003
The "discursive turn" in the social sciences points to the potential in Teaching Games for Understanding pedagogy (TGfU) as a means of providing a holistic learning experience for students and a platform from which to reposition physical education among institutional forces that define boundaries between academic disciplines in the school curriculum. We argue that games taught in physical education using TGfU as a form educational conversation in which the mind, expressed in speech, and the body, expressed in action, embody the ideal holistic learning experience that simultaneously provides for cognitive, affective, social, and physical learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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