The research on game-centered or 'Tactical' approaches to teaching in Physical Education (PE) only exists in isolated instances. One potential reason for the lack of utilization of game-centered or 'Tactical' approaches may be the perceived lack of pertinent assessment tools available to teachers when teaching using these approaches.
To help us gain content and face validity for game performance assessment rubrics for utilization by physical educators when teaching using a Game-Centered Approach (i.e., Teaching Games for Understanding, Tactical Games Model, etc.) we are recruiting physical education teachers and university professors from around the world to complete an online survey to assist with the validation of assessment rubrics in the following activity areas: a) basketball, b) soccer, c) frisbee, d) floor hockey, and, e) volleyball. This project is being conducted by Dr. Stephen Harvey, PhD, an Associate Professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at WVU. Each survey will involve completing responses to up to nine (9) drag and drop content validity questions, three (3) short answer face validity questions, and eleven (11) demographic questions on an online survey platform called Qualtrics. The various surveys for each activity area are hosted at the following web link, and will each take 10-15 minutes to complete:
Floor Hockey: http://wvu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1If7W59YXo2Wz3L
Your involvement in this project will be kept as confidential as legally possible. All data will be reported in the aggregate. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and be either a university professor, a current licensed physical education teacher or a pre-service teacher enrolled in a teacher education program. Your participation is completely voluntary. If you are a student at West Virginia University completing this form, your decision to participate will not affect your grade, nor will you receive any extra credit for participation in this study. However, all participants will be emailed a final copy of the validated assessment rubric. Note that you may skip any question that you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board acknowledgment of this project is on file.
I hope that you will participate in this survey, as it could be beneficial in developing a range of game performance assessment rubrics for utilization by physical education teacher’s when they use are using game-centered or 'Tactical' approaches in their practice. Should you have any questions about this survey 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.
Dr. Stephen Harvey.