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Forrest, G. J., Pearson, P. J. & Webb, P. I. (2006). Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU); a model for pre service teachers. Fusion Down-under: 1st ICHPER.SD Oceania Congress (pp. 1-10). PENZ Website: PENZ.


Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) has been present in the Australian sporting community for the last ten years and more recently as the focus of physical education lessons in some Australian schools’ curriculum, especially in NSW. However, the effectiveness of TGfU as a teaching method is limited by the skill of its practitioners in developing the appropriate games and questions to generate understanding opportunities for their students. If practitioners do not develop these skills, there may be limited opportunities for their students to gain skills in critical analysis, deep knowledge and deep understanding, essential in any productive pedagogy.

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