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A Model for TGfU in Elementary-School Physical Education

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Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The content of our field symbolizes what we stand for and what we have to offer the education of children. Our graduates will have to make decisions about what children will experience, in what sequence, and about how skillful they want...

Introduction

Joy I. Butler

Joy I. Butler, EdD, is an associate professor in the curriculum and pedagogy department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She began the first International TGfU Conference in 2001, established the TGfU International Task Force in 2002 and served as its chair through 2008, consulted for the second and third TGfU conferences, and directed the 2008 conference. In addition to coediting Teaching Games for Understanding in 2005, she has coedited two other books on TGfU. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda L. Griffin

Linda L. Griffin, PhD, is an associate dean and professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. TGfU has been Dr. Griffin’s primary research interest for nearly 20 years, and she has coauthored three texts on the subject in addition to coediting Teaching Games for Understanding in 2005 with Joy Butler. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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More Teaching Games for Understanding

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...This book is a collection of essays written by teacher educators with a passion for sharing knowledge, research, and insights about the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach. The intended audience for this collection is teacher...

The Process of Playing Skilfully

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Live everyday as though it be your last; learn everyday as though you will live forever.Chapter 2 indicates that effective performance is a complex phenomenon where the relative importance of each element of skill varies from one sport...

Ecological Thinking and TGfU: Understanding Games as Complex Adaptive Systems

Brian Storey

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Joy I. Butler

Joy I. Butler, EdD, is an associate professor in the curriculum and pedagogy department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She began the first International TGfU Conference in 2001, established the TGfU International Task Force in 2002 and served as its chair through 2008, consulted for the second and third TGfU conferences, and directed the 2008 conference. In addition to coediting Teaching Games for Understanding in 2005, she has coedited two other books on TGfU. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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More Teaching Games for Understanding

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...It’s lunch time, the bell rings, and the children pour out of their box within a box onto sun-washed fields. The ball bucket is dutifully rolled into service by the monitors. A multiaged group swarms the bucket and digs for treasure. Cries...

Student-Involved Formative Assessment as a Cornerstone to the Construction of Game Performance

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Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...From an authentic perspective, students would be involved in the process of self- and peer assessment in order to better integrate what they do and do not understand. This appropriation of content through assessment has been shown to have...

Cooperative Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...In chapter 4 we describe games in which an opponent is either present (competitive games) or absent (noncompetitive games). Another way to conceptualize this difference comes from game theory (a field within economics) in which the two game...
...“If a round ball and enthusiastic feet on a patch of bare land can evolve into the spectacle of the World Cup, then surely, we believe, that same round ball and those same enthusiastic feet on that same patch of bare land can become...

Inventing Invasion Games

Joy I. Butler

Joy I. Butler, EdD, is an associate professor in the curriculum and pedagogy department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She began the first International TGfU Conference in 2001, established the TGfU International Task Force in 2002 and served as its chair through 2008, consulted for the second and third TGfU conferences, and directed the 2008 conference. In addition to coediting Teaching Games for Understanding in 2005, she has coedited two other books on TGfU. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Playing Fair

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...From a distance, Ms. McGinley observes a group of students as they discuss the rules of their invented game. Three girls and a boy sit on a bench, side by side, looking at the floor. Two tall eighth-grade boys stand in front of them...
...In games lessons, we too often have “a technique section which is seen as essential by the teacher but not by the pupils, and a game which is inappropriate to the ability of many of the children. . . Of course, there are teachers who have...

Development of Creativity in the Scope of the TGfU Approach

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Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...In the past, children used to play in fields and roads without coaches and systematic training schedules. Today, they often have to stand in line and wait for their turn to throw or kick. In addition, they are bombarded with instructions...