Thursday, 21 April 2016

Dodgeball pedagogy

Here's an interesting and thought provoking article from our subject leader in Physical Education here at the Plymouth Institute of Education. Dr Tim Lynch, who joined us recently from his previous post at Monash University in Australia, writes about a game played by children across the globe - dodgeball (or 'poison ball') and how it can be used with trainee teachers as a way of determining the quality of games in physical education. Tim shows how what is considered a risky and potentially dangerous game can be adapted to a safer, quality learning experience. This is innovation in pedagogy - using existing and familiar contexts, to revise and modify as great learning experiences. It's good to have Tim as a member of our great team of educators.

Dr Tim Lynch's Professional Website

Photo courtesy of Suarts on Flickr

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