An overview of the presentation given to USA field hockey level 1 course participants on Sunday 24th January 2016.
The research on game-centered or 'Tactical' approaches to teaching in Physical Education (PE) is equivocal. Further, small sided and modified games have been part of the PE teacher pedagogical repertoire for a very long time - there was the 'minor games' initiatives of the 1970's, the modified sport initiatives of the 1980s and the principles of play movement in the late 1960's/early-1970's (see, for example Worthington, Wade, etc). Despite these developments, utilization of the Tactical Model in PE in schools only exists in isolated instances, particularly where teachers are true to the model. This is in juxtaposition to the overwhelmingly positive view of the Tactical Model by academics based in Universities. Thus, the intention of this current study is to investigate reasons why the Tactical Model is perceived in this way by academics and how (if at all) it is being employed by teachers in schools.
To help us shed some light on the potential reasons for this miss-alignment and uncover strategies that can be utilized to bridge this gap, and encourage greater utilization of the Tactical Model (or a version of this) in schools, we are recruiting physical education teachers from around the world to participate in a ‘Twitter’ chat. This will be led by XXX who is on the following Twitter handle: @XXX
This Twitter chat will be held on XXX at the following times: 7.00am-8.00am and 11.00am-12.00pm 4.00pm-5.00pm 9.00pm-10.00pm Australian Central Daylight Time. Note the time conversations below for major countries and cities to help you figure out which session to attend.
Note that participation in this event is will generate data that will be used in a subsequent research study and published in peer reviewed journal publications. By agreeing to participate in the Twitter chat, you agree to consent to the Tweets you submit to be used as part of this study. West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.
I hope that you will participate in this Twitter chat, as it could be beneficial in understanding how physical education teacher’s are using the Tactical Games Model in their practice. Should you have any questions about this Twitter chat or the associated research project, please feel free to contact Stephen Harvey at +1 (304) 293-0849 or by e-mail at Stephen.Harvey@mail.wvu.edu or Twitter: @drstephenharvey
Here is the link to the Google Folder with all materials related to this event. I will post more information on this blog reflecting on the event in due course but post physical activity data below:
Physical Activity Data
Invasion Game Session
The average Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) of the four participants was 35% with 10% of that MVPA Vigorous.
Striking & Fielding Game Session:
The average Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) of the four participants was 13% with 4% of that MVPA Vigorous.
Here is a link to the Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills book I spoke about today (I will put a chapter of the elementary invasion games chapter in the above dropbox by end of the day on Tuesday 5th Jan, 2016):
Here are some more publications and curriculum resources:
Here is a link to the Physedagogy Website where you can see links to the Phys Ed Summit, which offers 24-hours of free professional development for physical education teachers:
Please take a moment to complete the brief survey below about your experiences of the workshop.
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