Teaching Games for Understanding

Teaching Games for Understanding(10)

From my experience as a learner, it has been most effective when a teacher has taught basic skills first and gradually increased the complexity, or scaffolded my knowledge and skills. In a physical education setting these basic skills can be taught to students in a more engaging way if they are in the form of a game. The game can begin with very few rules and only minimal objectives, then it can be modified increasingly as the students master each new stage. In order for a teacher to properly incorporate this concept into a class, he or she must know the students well enough to know what skills they already possess and what skills are not too complex for them to attain at that particular time.


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