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Developing Game Sense

Developing Game Sense

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    Authors Ray Breed and Michael Spittle, long recognized as experts in the game sense model and teaching games for understanding approach, have created a complete resource for physical educators and coaches of games and team sports.

    Their new book, Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport, provides both the theoretical foundation and the practical application that teachers and coaches need to confidently teach their students and athletes the skills and game sense they need to successfully compete in games and sports.

    This text, inspired by the authors’ previous book, Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning, offers new material since the publication of that 2011 book, particularly in relation to curriculum, assessment, and physical literacy. “Our version of a game sense model has been modified over time and adjusted to meet the changing needs and requirements of learners and programs,” Breed says. “This book is an updated and improved variation of our original book, and it will assist teachers and coaches in integrating game sense into their sessions and curricula.”

    Through Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport, teachers and coaches will be able to do the following:
    • Provide a logical sequence and step-by-step instructions for maximal learning, skill transfer, and game skill development
    • Accelerate learning by linking technical, tactical, and strategic similarities in three thematic game categories (There are 19 invasion games, 13 striking and fielding games, and 14 net and wall games.)
    • Save preparation and planning time by using the extensive planning and game implementation resources
    • Set up games with ease and effectively relate game sense concepts by following the 90 illustrations and diagrams created for those purposes
    The text includes curriculum ideas and specific units for children ages 8 to 16. Unit plan chapters provide six sessions for each of the two skill levels (easy to moderate and moderate to difficult). The book also offers assessment tools and guidance for measuring learning as well as links to different curriculum frameworks. The appendixes supply teachers and coaches with useful tools, including score sheets, performance assessment and self-assessment tools, session plan outlines, and more.

    Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport takes into account regional differences in the game sense model and teaching games for understanding approach. Its organization will facilitate users’ ready application of the material. The text first provides an overview and theoretical framework of the concepts of skill, skill development, game sense, and assessment. It then goes on to explore the links between fundamental motor skills, game sense, and physical literacy. Later chapters offer thematic unit and lesson plans as well as assessment ideas. Practical resources, game ideas and descriptions, and assessment ideas are supplied, along with the practical application of game sense, teaching for skill transfer, structuring games, developing questioning techniques, and organizing sessions.

    Developing Game Sense in Physical Education and Sport will allow coaches and teachers to develop the tactical, technical, and strategic skills their athletes and students need in game contexts. Coaches and teachers will also be able to help learners develop personal, social, and relationship skills. As a result, learners will be able to more effectively participate in, and enjoy, team games.

    Audience

    Text for undergraduate courses in teaching games. Reference for practicing physical educators and coaches.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Developing Skill in Games
    Games for Skill Learning
    Types of Skill
    Applying Skills in Games
    Pedagogical Methods in Games
    Fundamental Movement Skills and Game Sense
    Summary

    Chapter 2. Motor Control, Skill Acquisition and Pedagogy
    Motor Control Principles
    Skill Acquisition Principles
    Pedagogy and Game Sense
    Summary

    Chapter 3. The Game Sense Model
    How Does Game Sense Work?
    Our Game Sense Model
    Applying the Game Sense Model
    The Process of Teaching and Coaching Game Sense
    Using Game Sense and Dynamic Systems Approaches in Coaching Sport
    Summary

    Chapter 4. Developing Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills
    Physical Literacy
    Developing Fundamental Movement Skills
    Summary

    Chapter 5. Game Sense Outcomes and Curriculum in Physical Education and Sport
    Curriculum Frameworks
    Game Sense in Curriculum Frameworks
    Applying Game Sense Learning Outcomes to Coaching Sport
    Summary

    Chapter 6. A Thematic Approach to Teaching Game Sense
    Thematic Game Categories
    Introducing a Thematic Physical Education Curriculum
    Moving From a Traditional to a Thematic Physical Education Curriculum
    Summary

    Chapter 7. Invasion Games
    What Is an Invasion Game?
    Planning to Teach or Coach Invasion Games
    Teaching Strategies for Maximising Learning
    Applying the Game Sense Model to Invasion Games
    Game Descriptions

    Chapter 8. Invasion Games: Unit Plans
    Invasion Games: Unit 1
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Invasion Games: Unit 1 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Invasion Games: Unit 1 Assessment Rubric
    Invasion Games: Unit 2
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Invasion Games: Unit 2 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Invasion Games: Unit 2 Assessment Rubric

    Chapter 9. Striking and Fielding Games
    What Are Striking and Fielding Games?
    Planning to Teach or Coach Striking and Fielding Games
    Teaching Strategies for Maximising Learning
    Applying the Game Sense Model to Striking and Fielding Games
    Game Descriptions

    Chapter 10. Striking and Fielding Games: Unit Plans
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 1
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 1 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 1 Assessment Rubric
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 2
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 2 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Striking and Fielding Games: Unit 2 Assessment Rubric

    Chapter 11. Net and Wall Games
    What Are Net and Wall Games?
    Planning to Teach or Coach Net and Wall Games
    Teaching Strategies for Maximising Learning
    Applying the Game Sense Model to Net and Wall Games
    Game Descriptions

    Chapter 12. Net and Wall Games: Unit Plans
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 1
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 1 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 1 Assessment Rubric
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 2
    Introduction
    Learning Outcomes
    Overview of Unit Plan
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 2 Sequence
    Session Plans
    Net and Wall Games: Unit 2 Assessment Rubric

    Chapter 13. Assessing Learning Outcomes in Game Sense
    Developing Learning Outcomes for Game Sense
    Assessment in Game Sense
    Summary

    About the Author

    Ray Breed is a lecturer of exercise and sport science at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Australia. He also provides in-service and professional development for teachers, coaches, and health and fitness professionals through Breed Sport Consulting. As a speaker, writer and presenter, Breed communicates with a wide audience on professional development in physical education, sport coaching, and health and exercise science. Breed, who received both his bachelor of education (in physical education) and his master of applied science from the University of Ballarat, has numerous publications to his credit, including Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning. He also has received the Victoria Honour Award and the Award of Distinction from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) for outstanding contributions to the health and physical education profession.

    Michael Spittle, PhD, is an associate professor of motor learning and physical education in the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University (VU) and a research associate in the Institute for Health and Sport at VU. Michael earned an undergraduate degree, with honours, in physical education and a PhD in motor learning and skill acquisition. He has also completed postgraduate study in psychological studies and education. Michael teaches and researches in the areas of motor learning, skill acquisition, motor development and applied movement science, including in areas such as practice design, player development, performance analysis and sports analytics, performance-enhancing technologies, developing game sense and decision-making training. In addition to being an author of numerous journal articles and conference publications, he has written several textbooks on skill acquisition in physical education and sport. A range of industry partners have leveraged his expertise for contract research, funded research projects and evaluation projects in exercise, sport, physical education and movement contexts.