The Game Sense Approach: Developing Thinking Players

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The Game Sense teaching and coaching approach is a game-based and player-centred sport teaching pedagogy that foregrounds the development of “thinking players” (Australian Sports Commission 1996; den Duyn 1997). Unlike the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model, which involves a linear, six-step tactical-to-technical process, the Game Sense approach is more flexible and typical of a nonlinear pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalRunner: The Journal of the Health & Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • game sense approach
  • teaching
  • coaching


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