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ERIC Number: EJ807571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Argoball: A Dynamic-Rules Game for Teaching Striking-and-Fielding Game Tactics
Todorovich, John R.; Fox, James P.; Ryan, Stuart; Todorovich, Sarah W.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n5 p26-32, 41 May-Jun 2008
Physical educators using the teaching games for understanding (TGFU) approach employ modified game forms to teach children skills and tactics. Inspired by Danish Longball, "Argoball" is a dynamic-rules game that teachers interested in the TGFU model use to help their students develop effective skills and tactics to better participate in striking-and-fielding games. A dynamic-rules game consists of games with modifiable rules that create different learning opportunities for students. Argoball is especially useful because its basic form is very easy to learn and it enhances children's participation and enjoyment. This article describes the basic version of Argoball and presents possible game modifications and their expected outcomes. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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