What is it about?

Game centred learning (GCL) teaching models typically require teachers to have substantial sport knowledge to implement them in their teaching/PE programmes. This model overcomes that problem. This model allows the teacher without an extensive sport background to teach their PE games programme within a GCL context.

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Why is it important?

The development of this model is important because increasingly classroom teachers use constructivist teaching models but without an extensive sport background they cannot apply that learning model into their PE teaching. This model allows non-specialist sport/PE teachers the opportunity to do that.


This is an important development because too many teachers have been excluded from using GCL models because they lacked sport specific knowledge. This approach does away with that issue. It is also a personal philosophy that all games and sports start from play and this is exactly what this model does - it starts with play - and then simply allows the teacher to use their pedagogical skills to transform that play. Feedback from generalist teachers has been 100% positive.

Dennis Slade
Massey University

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This page is a summary of: Developing a game and learning-centred flexible teaching model for transforming play, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, May 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2019.1616684.
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