Touch In Sports Coaching And Physical Education

Author: Heather Piper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134118090
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In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous. Coaches find themselves operating in a framework of regulations and guidelines that create anxiety, for them and others, and for many volunteer (and sometimes professional) coaches, this fearful context has led them to question the risks and benefits of their continuing involvement in sport. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education is the first book to explore this difficult topic in detail. Drawing on a series of international studies from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden and elsewhere, it presents important new research evidence and examines theories of risk and moral panic that frame the discussion. By challenging prevailing orthodoxies the book makes a significant contribution to critical discussion around practice, pedagogy, politics and policy in sport and physical education, and also informs current debates around the nature and quality of all in loco parentis relationships.

Game Sense

Author: Richard Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291695
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Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the game at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become more tactically aware, to make better decisions and to have more fun. Game Sense is a comprehensive, research-informed introduction to the Game Sense approach that defines and explores key concepts and essential pedagogical theory, and that offers an extensive series of practical examples and plans for using Game Sense in real teaching and coaching situations. The first section of the book helps the reader to understand how learning occurs and how this informs player-centred pedagogy. It also explains the relationship between Game Sense and other approaches to Teaching Games for Understanding. The second section of the book demonstrates how the theory can be applied in practice, providing a detailed, step-by-step guide to using Game Sense in eleven sports, including soccer, basketball, field hockey and softball. No other book explores the Game Sense approach in such depth, or combines theory and innovative practical techniques. Game Sense is invaluable reading for all students of physical education or sports coaching, any in-service physical education teacher or any sports coach working with children or young people.

Play Practice

Author: Alan G. Launder
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736097007
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This text offers an innovative approach to teaching and coaching based on a thorough analysis of skilled performance and an understanding of the conditions under which people learn best. It shows how the strategies of simplifying, shaping, focusing, and enhancing can maximize learning and positively influence the attitudes of learners.

Applied Ethics For Sport Physical Activity Professionals

Author: Earle F. Zeigler
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146695910X
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This text is designed to provide the sport and physical activity professional with an introduction to ethical decision-making. It can apply readily to the reader's personal, professional and environmental (or societal) lif--if such a division can be established in connection with ethics and morality in one's life pattern. (In the final analysis, of course, everything is "personal.") Any new book being recommended for use by a great many people needs solid justification. In Applied Ethics Sport and Physical Activity Professionals, an excellent case can be made for use of this basic, multi-phased (1-2-3-4) approach to ethical decision-making offered here. Faced with the prevailing "ethical chaos" of the early 21st century--and keeping firmly in mind the vital need to preserve our individual freedom and civil liberties, it starts in a relatively simple fashion in Phase One. Actually the three steps offered here might actually "do it" for the reader (and for the author too!) in most situations! Then it moves progressively and sequentially through Phases Two, Three, and Four that are assuredly desirable, but optional. Although it says "optional," it is true that using one or more of them could serve to confirm or negate the reader's Phase-One decision. Interestingly, and importantly nevertheless, all four phases of this approach to ethical decision-making can be carried out successfully by a reasonably intelligent person. (Phase Four, a case method technique, can be pursued best in a group discussion of the issue at hand by those concerned.) It is argued here basically, for several reasons, that the young person in society today is initially missing out completely on a sound "experiential" introduction to ethics and morality. This is true whether reference is mad to that which typically takes place in the home, the school system, or the church--actually an experience that doesn't take place adequately!. In fact, the truth is that typically no systematic instruction in this most important subject is offered at any time. (And the author refuses to accept the often-heard "osmosis stance"--i.e., that such knowledge is "better caught than taught!".) In Part I, in an effort to improve the prevailing situation, the reader learns initially how this all came about, how and why such a terrible gap exists. Where previously, for many at least, a relatively strong, orthodox, religious indoctrination prevailed--and was of some help--the situation has steadily deteriorated in our present multi-ethnic, secular culture to a point where "confusion reigns" as to ethical conduct (see Chapters 1). This topic will be elaborated still further through a brief narrative explaining how such a confusing miasma came into existence on the topic of ethical values and problems in our society today (Chapter 2). Next the "good" and the "bad" will be explained briefly in historical perspective (in Chapter 3). Next, because this subject can become confusing unless the terms used are understood and one's reasoning is sound, elementary reasoning (i.e., informal logic or "critical thinking" was planned for Chapter 4--but it is now in the Appendix (for ease of reference). So Chapter 4 offers now instead a quick look at six of the major ethical routes or approaches extant in today's confusing Western-world scenario. Finally, in Part I, it is explained how a person's ethical outlook should be an implicit/explicit experiential approach that necessarily moves daily from personal to professional ethics (Chapter 5). In Part II, one basic philosophic approach to applied ethics--a three-step one--is offered as Phase One of a total four-phase, experiential plan that may be applied to a specific problem-solving ethical situation (Chapter 6). This plan of attack moves sequentially from the time-proven thought of three great philosophers of the past (i.e., proceeds from Kant to Mill to Aristotle). Then, a second, legal or jurisprudential approach (Phase Two) is introduced as a (possible) follow-up to Phase One using a four-step technique). This can be employed by those who wish to consolidate and support their embryonic decision-making process of Phase One somewhat more with a (jurisprudential) law argument (Chapter 7). Next, in Phase Three, the reader is presented with the possibility of strengthening and supplementing (i.e., verifying) his or her (Phase One) decision by carefully superimposing or blending the results of the three-step, philosophic approach onto the (jurisprudential) law argument developed in Phase Two (Chapter 8). Finally, in Phase Four, if the reader wishes to carry this analytic process one step further, a more detailed case method approach to ethical decision-making has been added (Chapter 9). Here one sample case will demonstrate the possible progression through the four phases resulting in ethical decision-making of a personal nature. At this point, moving into Part III of the book, after a brief explanatory discussion, Chapters 10, 11, and 12 offer a variety of ethical problems for consideration and "laboratory" practice. It was decided to divide these ethical problems into three reasonably discrete categories: (1) personal, (2) professional, and (3) environmental. (Of course, we appreciate that each of these categories is "personal" in nature, in that it would be an individual who would be making ethical decisions related to the case problems offered under each category). However, every effort is made through initial consideration of the nature of the ethical problem at hand to have a specific problem be (1) "largely personal" (e.g., one's private sex life); (2) "largely professional practices" (e.g., one's professional conduct on the job); or (c) "largely environmental problems" (e.g., one's involvement in combatting environmental degradation). Of course, there is bound to be some overlap among these categories. Exercises will be provided with each category (e.g., professional). The case situation or problem will be explained briefly but succinctly. Then, after a brief analysis, the reader is asked to follow the same progression through the one or (possibly) more of the four phases resulting in the making of a defensible ethical decision. The author has observed that many books of this nature propose a number of different philosophical stances, often in a semi-neutral fashion, recommending that the reader ultimately make his or her own personal decision about which to follow. In this book it was planned initially to follow this "striving-to-stay-neutral" approach. But then the author decided, also, that first he would provide an "easy-entry" approach as well, one that can be used before a person makes a final decision (i.e., as more experience and maturation are obtained during life). In addition, in Part IV, the author felt also that he had a responsibility to make his own position on ethical decision-making known at some point (see Chapter 13). He did this because he felt--especially since the turbulent 1960s when most students demanded it as a right--that (a) he owed that to you, and (b) he felt that so-called "scientific ethics" possibly offers the best hope for the entire world in the 21st century (or as soon as possible thereafter). A final, brief concluding discussion (Chapter 14) will urge the reader to follow through and to take it from this point in your own personal, professional, and public life. The need for critical evaluation will be stressed as he/she strives to form an evolving, possibly fluid, basis for sound ethical decision-making in what are bound to be difficult years ahead in the 21st century. If time is of the essence in the resolution of a pressing ethical problem of either a person or professional nature, you may well decide that Phases No. 2, 3, and 4--which can be considered as optional--are not absolutely necessary for y

Positive Psychology And The Body

Author: Kate Hefferon
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247725
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This positive psychology textbook focuses on the importance of the body within optimal functioning and highlights new research in this area.

Complete Physical Education Plans For Grades 5 To 12

Author: Isobel Kleinman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736071237
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"This popular book provides loads of teacher-tested lesson plans and assessment tools that will decrease your preparation time and increase your studentsѫ competency. After listening to requests of the first editionѫs users, the author has packed two more popular field sports and a unique chapter on educational gymnastics into this new edition of Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12. Lessons can cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and break down each skill as it is introduced. The chapters also integrate the applicable rules and strategies during the learning process and use methods that will keep students active, learning, successful, and completely motivated. In addition to the clear instruction for teaching skills, rules, and strategies, each lesson generates opportunities for students to develop physical, cognitive, and social skills. Each unit is designed to help students gain competency appropriate for their experience level. Formerly published as Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 7 to 12, the book features exciting new material: Detailed introductions of skills and how to practice the mechanics of each skill or dance; Three new chapters (field hockey, lacrosse, and educational gymnastics, the latter of which includes three units that can be used in teaching both gymnastics and creative dance). Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12 provides field-tested lesson plans for 484 classes covering 18 areas of fitness, creative movement and dance, and sports. These professionally prepared plans will not only cut your own prep time but also help you focus on the essentials in each step of your studentsѫ learning process. It is a great resource when you need material for a substitute teacher or when you are asked to submit plans to your school administrator. In addition to the lesson plans, the book and CD-ROM package contains a wealth of teaching and assessment tools, including skills rubrics, portfolio checklists, unit fact sheets, and quizzes. The accompanying CD-ROM enables you to print study sheets, student extension projects, portfolio checklists, unit quizzes, and answer keys. You can also print out any page of the text from the CD-ROM (e.g., lessons, full units, tests)."--Publisher's website.

Introduction To Teaching Physical Education

Author: Jane M. Shimon
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736086455
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"Introduction to Teaching Physical Education: Principles and Strategies "is the ideal starting point for freshmen and sophomores who want to become PE teachers. They learn history, concepts, and teaching skills; examine scope and sequence; and delve into teaching duties, motivation and behavior management strategies, assessment, and lesson planning. The book is enhanced by an online study resource and an instructor guide.

Sport In The Modern World Chances And Problems

Author: Ommo Grupe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642657842
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Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.