Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10377
Title: Using A Game Sense Approach For Improving Fundamental Motor Skills
Contributor(s): Austin, B (author); Haynes, John Ewen (author); Miller, Judith Anne (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10377
Abstract: Children in a rural city in northern NSW were measured for efficiency level in the performance of five fundamental motor skills. Children (average age: 11 years) were assessed using the NSW Get Skilled Get Active skill checklist (2000). Based on the recommendation that 240-600 minutes of instructional time is required to master one skill, (NSW Get Skilled Get Active 2000: 79) a 'needs based' selection process was instigated to take one skill and provide remedial intervention using a games sense approach. Soccer was the sport of choice of the students and therefore the kick was the priority skill for this group to improve. The pre-test scores revealed zero students at the mastery level for the kick and one student was at the near mastery level. The games sense approach was selected, to maintain high motivation and to test the efficacy of this approach. More specifically, the children were involved in two lessons of 45 minutes for six weeks (540 minutes), which focused on the skills associated with soccer. Post test results showed various improvements in the level of mastery performance of the kick. Implication of this research include the teaching strategies employed to increase fundamental motor skill proficiency.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: AARE 2004 International Educational Research Conference - Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne, Australia, 28th November - 2nd December, 2004
Conference Details: AARE 2004 International Educational Research Conference - Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne, Australia, 28th November - 2nd December, 2004
Source of Publication: AARE 2004 International Educational Research Conference Proceedings, p. 1-19
Publisher: AARE: Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1324-9339
Field of Research (FOR): 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/hay04358.pdf
http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/abs04.htm
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