Breaking Down The Teaching Games for Understanding Model
by Joey Feith
Stages of Teaching Games for Understanding:
1. Game Form
The game is introduced. The game form has been modified to represent the advanced form of the game and to meet the developmental level of the learner.
2. Game Appreciation
Students develop an understanding of the primary and secondary rules of the game as well as any modifications/variations applied to the game being played.
3. Tactical Awareness
With the help of questions, comments and game modifications from the teacher, students begin to work through the principles of play and identify key tactics and strategies that can lead to success in the game.
4. Decision Making
The teacher engages students in tactical talk to help them reflect on their decision making in the game.
5. Skill Execution
The teacher modifies the game to put an emphasis on skills that students identified as being essential to success.
The teacher observes the outcome of the students’ learning through the game by paying attention not only to the efficiency of the technique, but also the appropriateness of the response.
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