This course focuses on developing skills, knowledge (including tactics and strategies) and pedagogical content knowledge necessary for teaching a variety of games: e.g. invasion games: such as basketball, netball, team handball, tchoukball, floorball, hockey, soccer, rugby (touch/tag) and ultimate Frisbee; net/striking games: such as badminton, pickleball, table tennis and volleyball; and striking/fielding games: such as cricket, rounders, softball, and T’ball. Target games, such as golf and bowling, will also be referenced through lead up and differentiated tasks. Students will learn how to increase success through skill development progressions. They will also gain experience in and improve their pedagogical understanding of how to teach many of these games. The Games Concept Approach (GCA), Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Sport Education instructional models will be used in a variety of settings across the categories.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January