What is Teaching Games for Understanding?

The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach was developed by researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom to tap into children’s inherent desire to play. Bunker and Thorpe (1982) developed TGfU around the concept of teaching kids games by playing games. TGfU is an inquiry-based approach to teaching and prioritizes decision-making through gameplay over skill refinement …

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2020 Vision – A Year in PhysEd

This time last year if I had told you that you would be forced to teach PhysEd from home in front of a computer, you would have laughed in my face. While 2020 no doubt held many challenges I also believe that a lot of positives came out of it as well.

Teaching Games for Understanding @ Home

With COVID radically changing the way that education is being delivered, one of the biggest challenges for physical educators is how do we engage our students in meaningful games when they are learning from home? For anyone who has taught remotely in the past year, you will know that your students quickly tire of fitness …

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