Teaching under the Influence: feeding games for understanding into the Sport Education development-refinement cycle
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Education, Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies
In this contribution to the special issue on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), we outline how the Sport Education curriculum model constitutes an organisational framework within which a TGfU pedagogy might productively be located and utilised. In addition, we describe our application of the development-refinement process to the progress of Sport Education in an outcomes-based educational environment. This has led to a new relationship between Sport Education and TGfU within what we call the ‘Clinic-Game Day’ (CGD) model. Included are two tables depicting typical Clinic and Game-Day instructional formats. We conclude by foregrounding a number of workplace factors that may affect the adoption of the CGD.