The use of action research to investigate cooperative learning and tactical games models
An article recently appeared in the European Physical Education Review by Ashley Casey University of Bedfordshire, UK, and Ben Dyson University of Auckland, New Zealand. The study explored the use of action research as a framework for investigating cooperative learning and tactical games. The teacher/researcher taught a tennis unit using a combination of Cooperative Learning and Teaching Games for Understanding to three classes of boys aged 11 to 12. The results of this research reinforce the concept that the implementation of any new pedagogical approach is time-consuming and labor intensive. The conceptual shift the teacher/researcher made to relinquish control to students was one of the most difficult, but important, outcomes of this action research process. Click here to read more.