Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teaching of Games

Teaching of Games (BSE259)

Applications Open: 01 October 2022

Applications Close: 15 December 2022

Next Available Intake: January 2023

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2523

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BSE259 Teaching of Games 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/barrier 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 playing and improve their pedagogical understanding of how to teach or coach many of these games. The Games Concept Approach (GCA), Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Sport Education instructonal models will be used in a variety of settings across the categories.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Invasion (i) Simple Handling Games
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (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

  • Identify basic attacking and defensive tactics associated with game play.
  • Describe 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.
  • 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.
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