Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: situated learning in a modified game unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224197
Title:
Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: situated learning in a modified game unit
Authors:
MacPhail, Ann; Kirk, David ( 0000-0001-9884-9106 ) ; Griffin, Linda
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.
Affiliation:
Leeds Metropolitan University
Citation:
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D., and Griffin, L.(2008)'Throwing and Catching as Relational Skills in Game Play: Situated Learning in a Modified Game Unit', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(1), pp. 100-115.
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
Issue Date:
Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224197
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/jtpe-back-issues/jtpevolume27issue1january/throwingandcatchingasrelationalskillsingameplaysituatedlearninginamodifiedgameunit
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0273-5024; 1543-2769
Appears in Collections:
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacPhail, Annen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-16T15:17:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-16T15:17:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008-01-
dc.identifier.citationMacPhail, A., Kirk, D., and Griffin, L.(2008)'Throwing and Catching as Relational Skills in Game Play: Situated Learning in a Modified Game Unit', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(1), pp. 100-115.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0273-5024-
dc.identifier.issn1543-2769-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/224197-
dc.description.abstractIn 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_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/jtpe-back-issues/jtpevolume27issue1january/throwingandcatchingasrelationalskillsingameplaysituatedlearninginamodifiedgameuniten_GB
dc.subjectTGfUen_GB
dc.subjecttactical games modelen_GB
dc.subjectteaching games for understandingen_GB
dc.subjectsituated learningen_GB
dc.subjectphysical educationen_GB
dc.subjectsport educationen_GB
dc.titleThrowing and catching as relational skills in game play: situated learning in a modified game uniten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Metropolitan Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Teaching in Physical Educationen_GB
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