Similar, but not the same: comparing the game based approaches of TGfU and Game Sense

Kendall Jarrett, Stephen Harvey

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Abstract

The development and use of game based approaches (GBAs) across a range of global teaching and coaching settings has expanded significantly over the last two decades. And with each GBA underpinned by similar theories of learning, distinctions between each approach can often be blurred. Arguably, this can lead to teachers' and coaches' blended conceptualisations of different pedagogical approaches. Thus, although similar there is a need for teachers and coaches to recognise that not all GBAs are the same with each model or approach chosen impacting significantly upon learner experiences. Through analysis of literature and presentation of teaching/coaching lesson/session outlines, this paper presents similarities and differences of two game based instructional pedagogies - TGfU and Game Sense - and discusses the need for teachers and coaches to recognise and respond to the contextual differences of each when considering their use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-113
Number of pages22
JournaleJournal de la Recherche sur l'Intervention en Education Physique et en Sport
Volume38
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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