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dc.contributor.author MacPhail, Ann
dc.contributor.author Kirk, David
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T14:32:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T14:32:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2948
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article, we were interested in how young people learn to play games within a tactical games model (TGM) approach (Griffin, Oslin, & Mitchell, 1997) in terms of the physical-perceptual and social-interactive dimensions of situativity. Kirk and MacPhail’s (2002) development of the Bunker-Thorpe TGfU model was used to conceptualize the nature of situated learning in the context of learning to play an invasion game as part of a school physical education program. An entire class of 29 Year-5 students (ages 9–10 years) participated in a 12-lesson unit on an invasion game, involving two 40-min lessons per week for 6 weeks. Written narrative descriptions of videotaped game play formed the primary data source for the principal analysis of learning progression. We examined the physical-perceptual and social-interactive dimensions of situated learning (Kirk, Brooker, & Braiuka, 2000) to explore the complex ways that students learn skills. Findings demonstrate that for players who are in the early stages of learning a ball game, two elementary, or fundamental, skills of invasion game play—throwing and catching a ball—are complex, relational, and interdependent. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;27(1), pp. 100-115
dc.rights © Human Kinetics
dc.subject tactical games model en_US
dc.subject physical education en_US
dc.subject theory of learning en_US
dc.title Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: situated learning in a modified game unnit en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/jtpe.27.1.100
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1134168


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