Nintendo Wii: Opportunities to put the Education back into Physical Education

  • Perlman D
  • Forrest G
  • Pearson P
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Abstract

Movement-based gaming technologies, such as the Nintendo Wii, are becoming more visible within the physical education. As research on movement-based technologies develops, an aspect that has gained interest is the potential educational value for the physical education student. The purpose of this study was to examine movement-based sport games and the potential learning opportunities (i.e. game performance elements) for physical education students. Using qualitative measures, experts in the field of physical education teacher education analyzed the game performance opportunities across multiple sport-based games. Findings indicated that movement-based games provide opportunities to develop and work on the cognitive understanding of sport and games. (Contains 2 tables.)

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  • Dana Perlman

  • Greg Forrest

  • Phil Pearson

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