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Recent trends in research literature on game-based approaches to teaching and coaching games

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kendall Jarrett, S Harvey
As suggested by Curry and Light in chapter nine, the expanding output of research on games-based approaches (GBAs) over the past decade has not been reflected in expanding utilisation of GBAs in school-based physical education programmes and club-based sport coaching environments. Reasons for this lack of ‘uptake’ are varied and range from a lack of exposure to effective GBA professional development opportunities to the prolonged acceptance of a performative culture often embedded within physical education and youth sport programmes (Harvey and Jarrett, 2012; Dismore and Bailey, 2010). The literature on games teaching published since Oslin and Mitchell’s review of GBAs in 2006 continues to acknowledge the many benefits of using GBAs, but also acknowledges, and to a lesser extent addresses, the key challenges associated with the employment of learner-centred and GBA pedagogies. This chapter provides an overview of post-2005 research trends in the GBA literature to identify and discuss the prominent themes that arose from this meta-analysis.

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Title of book

Contemporary developments in games teaching

Series

Routledge studies in physical education and youth support

Chapter number

6

Pagination

87 - 102

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138908192

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter; B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2014, The Editors

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Light, J Quay, S Harvey, A Mooney

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