Game Centred Approaches with Dr Stephen Harvey

Putting games at the centre of his physical education and coaching approach is something that Dr. Stephen Harvey excels at. Stephen is an Associate Professor in Coaching Education at Ohio University and his research is focused on teacher/coach pedagogy and practice and its influence on student/player learning. He has been invited to deliver presentations and workshops on these topics at international, national and regional conferences. Stephen is co-author of Advances in Rugby Coaching: An Holistic Approach, and co-editor of two additional books, Ethics in Youth Sport and Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching.

Stephen also co-developed the Coach Analysis Intervention System (CAIS) iPad application by Axis Coaching Technology. He is Secretary for the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group, a role he has held since January 2009.

In addition to his research, Stephen possesses a wealth of practical teaching and coaching experience through his continued involvement working with teachers/coaches and students/players in applied settings. Stephen has coached at the junior international level and has worked as a National Governing Body coach educator, which includes delivering seminars for the United States Olympic Committee as part of their National Team Coach Leadership Education Program. Prior to working in Higher Education, Stephen was a licensed physical education teacher and a Further Education Lecturer.

Stephen was influential in my journey to meaningfully assess invasion games and in this conversation, we cover Game Centred Approaches like Teaching Games for Understanding, Game Sense and Play Practice. Stephen is an expert in the area of coach & teacher education and you can find more detail about his research and publications at drstephenharvey.weebly.com

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