Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) is a dynamic approach to sport education that has gained worldwide popularity over the past 25 years. Now, through Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, and Practice, readers can discover the latest refinements and up-to-date research from the world’s highest-regarded experts on the topic.
This book presents a comprehensive look at the TGfU model and provides multiple perspectives from 17 contributors in 6 countries. As such, it is a valuable resource for preservice and in-service teachers, teacher educators, and coaches around the world. It details the history, theory, research, and practice of the approach (also known as the tactical games model and the games sense model) and enables readers to better understand and apply TGfU.
Teaching Games for Understanding includes the following features:
- Opening scenarios or quotes to make the material relevant and draw the reader in
- Discussion questions for each chapter to facilitate understanding and provide teachers with a ready-made starting point for review of the material
- Chapter-ending summaries that present an overview of the material to help students test their understanding and recall the contents