Game-Based Teaching and Coaching as a Toolkit of Teaching Styles

Brendan SueSee, Shane Pill

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Although some may think of game-based teaching as a ‘tactical’ teaching style instructionally distinctive by an emphasis on guided discovery, this article shows that it is more accurate to think of it as a range of teaching styles or a ‘toolkit’ of styles. Mosston and Ashworth's spectrum of teaching styles is used to analyze examples of learning experiences to show the range of teaching styles observable when using a game-based teaching approach. It is possible for three types of discovery learning to take place when using a game-based approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalStrategies: A Journal for physical and sport educators
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2018


  • Game based
  • teaching
  • pedagogy
  • guided discovery


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