Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effectiveness of the Teaching Games for Understanding Approach on Korfball Learning

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effectiveness of the Teaching Games for Understanding Approach on Korfball Learning

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One of the goals of physical education is to improve the opportunity of student participation in physical activity and enjoy the fun of exercise, as well as develop the life long exercise habit. Multiple perspectives of innovative education and teaching methods enhance the teaching quality and learning. The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning effects of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) on Korfball learning among the senior high school students. The study also aimed at examining the different learning effects among the students with different skill levels. This study used a mixed methodology to examine the learning effects of TGfU through 5 weeks of 10 lessons of Korfball instruction. Thirty-eight senior high school students (18 boys and 20 girls) volunteered to participate in this study. Pretest and posttest were administration using cognitive test, objective and subjective skill test, affective test, and Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI). The quantitative data were analyzed by pair-samples t test, independent t test and analysis of covariance (analysis of covariance). The qualitative data were collected by semistructured interviews and analyzed using constant comparison method. …

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