The need for teaching games for understanding (TGfU) approach in primary physical education: A preliminary study

Balakrishnan, M. and Rengasamy, S. and Aman, M.S. (2010) The need for teaching games for understanding (TGfU) approach in primary physical education: A preliminary study. In: Persidangan Inovasi Dalam Penyelidikan Pendidikan, 13 Julai 2010, Universiti Malaya. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This is a preliminary study investigated the need for the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to be introduced to Primary Physical Education games teaching. A survey questionnaire and open ended questions were administrated to collect data on current teaching approach and the need for the TGfU as an alternative approach. Fifty eight primary school physical education teachers (21 male and 37 female) aged between 24 to 46 (SD) years responded in this study. Results indicated that 65.5 percent used a traditional teacher centered approach currently in teaching games. The findings also reported 53.5 percent of the respondents reported that all the lesson objectives could not be achieved and suggested a need for an alternative approach like TGfU in teaching games. The findings also proposed implementation of an approach that considers student interest and participation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Games for Understanding, games teaching, learning outcomes
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 04:01
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 04:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11334

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