TITLE

Throwing and Catching as Relational Skills in Game Play: Situated Learning in a Modified Game Unit

AUTHOR(S)
MacPhail, Ann; Kirk, David; Griffin, Linda
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p100
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
28094576

 

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