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The role of transfer in games teaching: Implications for the development of the sports curriculum


Garcia Lopez, LM and Contreras Jordan, OR and Penney, D and Chandler, T, The role of transfer in games teaching: Implications for the development of the sports curriculum, European Physical Education Review, 15, (1) pp. 47-63. ISSN 1356-336X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1356336X09105211


The purpose of this paper is to critically review and evaluate the significance for curriculum planning in PE of studies focused on transfer of tactical knowledge. The conceptual foundation and focus of research that has investigated transfer in learning across games and sports is explored. Selected studies are systematically analysed in relation to the particular dimension of transfer examined and evidence generated to support a case for curriculum planning to be grounded upon transfer. On the basis of findings to date, it is argued that curriculum planning in PE should foreground the principle of transfer. Recommendations are made in relation to further research in this field.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:games teaching sports curriculum tactic transfer
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)
ID Code:59472
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-12-02
Last Modified:2010-04-08

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