Designing Effective Instructional Tasks for Physical Education and Sports provides future and practicing teachers and coaches with sound principles and practical tips for designing effective tasks for their students and athletes. The book differentiates between skills (the desired motor, fitness, cognitive, or social outcomes) and tasks (the instructional activities used in teaching each skill). Focusing primarily on motor skills, the book explains how to
- analyze each skill being taught;
- structure tasks to promote success;
- develop tasks that are fun, engaging, and safe;
- design tasks that stimulate cognitive engagement; and
- assess participants’ learning as part of the task.
Loaded with student-friendly features, this book is an ideal resource for physical education and coaching methods or pedagogy courses. Each chapter includes a statement of objectives, learning activities, a summary, and extensive references. Effective task design is at the heart of effective teaching. Use Designing Effective Instructional Tasks for Physical Education and Sports to learn how to create tasks that increase your participants’ chances of success.
144 Pages. Paperback.