Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teaching of Games (Territorial/Invasion; Net/Barrier; Striking/Fielding and Target Categories)

Teaching of Games (Territorial/Invasion; Net/Barrier; Striking/Fielding and Target Categories) (BSE213)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


This course focuses on developing skills, knowledge (including tactics and strategies) and pedagogical content knowledge necessary for teaching a variety of games: e.g. invasion games: such as basketball, netball, team handball, tchoukball, floorball, hockey, soccer, rugby (touch/tag) and ultimate Frisbee; net/striking games: such as badminton, pickleball, table tennis and volleyball; and striking/fielding games: such as cricket, rounders, softball, and T’ball. Target games, such as golf and bowling, will also be referenced through lead up and differentiated tasks. Students will learn how to increase success through skill development progressions. They will also gain experience in and improve their pedagogical understanding of how to teach many of these games. The Games Concept Approach (GCA), Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Sport Education instructional models will be used in a variety of settings across the categories.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Invasion (i) Simple Handling Games, TGfU
  • Invasion (ii) More-complex Handling Games, Authentic Assessment
  • Invasion (iii) Manipulative Games, Games Concepts, Sport Education
  • Net/Barrier Games, Hellison’s Responsibility Model
  • Striking/Fielding Games, ICT/Peer Evaluation
  • Target Games, Culminating Activities.

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate a participant level of competence in a variety of games
  • Identify the basic attacking and defensive tactics associated with game play
  • Develop an initial ability to assess skill performance and provide instructional feedback on how to improve performance in a variety of invasion games
  • Identify and apply organisational techniques to ensure maximum participation and practice time during tasks.
  • Explain how tactical problems in one game can be transferred to another game in the same category
  • Design task progressions for teaching essential game skills
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in the basic skills and strategies of a variety of games
  • Analyse movement performance and provide appropriate instructional feedback in order to enhance performance
  • Apply the concept of sequentially linking one skill to another when planning and implementing learning experiences
  • Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills consistently
Back to top
Back to top