Nonlinear pedagogy : implications for teaching games for understanding (TGfU)

Chow, Jia Yi, Davids, Keith W., Button, Chris, Renshaw, Ian, Shuttleworth, Richard, & Uehara, Luiz Antonio (2009) Nonlinear pedagogy : implications for teaching games for understanding (TGfU). In Hopper, Tim A. J., Butler, Joy, & Storey, Brian (Eds.) TGfU : Simply Good Pedagogy : Understanding a Complex Challenge, Physical & Health Education (PHE) Canada, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, pp. 131-143.

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Nonlinear Dynamics, provides a framework for understanding how teaching and learning processes function in Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). In Nonlinear Pedagogy, emergent movement behaviors in learners arise as a consequence of intrinsic self-adjusted processes shaped by interacting constraints in the learning environment. In a TGfU setting, representative, conditioned games provide ideal opportunities for pedagogists to manipulate key constraints so that self-adjusted processes by players lead to emergent behaviors as they explore functional movement solutions. The implication is that, during skill learning, functional movement variability is necessary as players explore different motor patterns for effective skill execution in the context of the game. Learning progressions in TGfU take into account learners’ development through learning stages and have important implications for organisation of practices, instructions and feedback. A practical application of Nonlinear Pedagogy in a national sports institute is shared to exemplify its relevance for TGfU practitioners.

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ID Code: 28534
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Learning Design, Teaching, Self-Organisation, Constraints, Emergence
ISBN: 9781895716757
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2009 00:43
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2013 02:34

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