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ERIC Number: EJ995201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Nintendo Wii: Opportunities to Put the Education Back into Physical Education
Perlman, Dana; Forrest, Greg; Pearson, Phil
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n7 Article 7 Jul 2012
Movement-based gaming technologies, such as the Nintendo Wii, are becoming more visible within the physical education. As research on movement-based technologies develops, an aspect that has gained interest is the potential educational value for the physical education student. The purpose of this study was to examine movement-based sport games and the potential learning opportunities (i.e. game performance elements) for physical education students. Using qualitative measures, experts in the field of physical education teacher education analyzed the game performance opportunities across multiple sport-based games. Findings indicated that movement-based games provide opportunities to develop and work on the cognitive understanding of sport and games. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia