Utilizing educational theoretical models to support effective physical education pedagogy

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Physical education (PE) pedagogy has traditionally been viewed as drillstyle teaching. Whilst this traditional pedagogical approach provides exposure to various skills, used within a school-based PE and sporting context, it does not demonstrate a student’s competence associated with their ability to apply these skills in complex game situations. Therefore, teacher practitioners must look to implementing educational theoretical models that go to support effective pedagogical approaches so as to ensure that authentic and effective learning and teaching takes place within the PE and sporting domains. With this in mind, this paper will discuss how effective learning and teaching can be achieved and heightened through the application of a number of theoretical models and approaches, namely; constructivism, inquiry-based learning, Moston’s guided discovery, and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).




Usher, W., Edwards, A., & de Meyrick, B. (2015). Utilizing educational theoretical models to support effective physical education pedagogy. Cogent Education. Taylor and Francis Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2015.1094847

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