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Mckeen, K., Webb, P. I. & Pearson, P. J. (2007). Promoting physical activity through teaching games for understanding in undergraduate teacher education. In J. A. Diniz (Eds.), AIESEP 2005 World Congress (pp. 251-258). Lisboa: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana.


Physical education teachers play a significant role in influencing the likelihood that their students will engage in lifelong physical activity. However, with declining physical activity levels, particularly amongst young people, and the increased prevalence of obese and overweight children and adolescents, promoting lifelong physical activity is one of the many challenges currently facing physical education teachers. Teachers are required to engage students in quality learning opportunities to develop prescribed learning outcomes and skills, and make the experience enjoyable to enthuse young people to be physically active. This study examines whether teaching games for understanding (TGfU) and technique based pedagogy models in touch football lessons influenced participant physical activity and enjoyment levels.

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