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Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters

Abstract

Using a Game Centred Approach (GCA) to teaching physical and health education is an approach that is rapidly increasing in popularity as it has a higher level of student engagement and cognitive learning (Light, 2003) when compared with a skill- or technical-based approach. As an observational tool, GCA has not yet been validated across all games and sports (Oslin, Mitchell & Griffin, 1998); research that investigates experiences while learning a GCA are found to be of greater benefit. This paper outlines an honours project that is investigating the experiences of pre-service physical and health educators as they learn a GCA model firsthand.

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