Game Sense Seminars

ACHPER (SA) Game Sense Seminars


#1 - Net and Wall Games

Date: Monday, 19 March (Week 8, Term 1)

Time: 8.45am - 3.30pm

Venue: TBA

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Developing a thematic curriculum for PE using game categories: Exploring the Net, Court and Wall games category

In 2018, ACHPER SA is conducting a series of four one-day workshops focusing on thematic curriculum for Physical Education using game categories. The first workshop in the series explores the Net, Court and Wall game category. A thematic approach for Physical Education is consistent with aspects of the AC: HPE Achievement Standards and the key ideas of a strengths based, educative focussed Physical Education curriculum promoting education in, through and about movement.

Teaching game concepts and strategies that are transferrable between sports has recently piqued the interest of many Health and Physical Education teachers. This curiosity has been generated by their engagement with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (AC: HPE) and in particular the Achievement Standard for Years 9 and 10 that requires students to demonstrate how they can,

“… apply and transfer movement concepts and strategies to new and challenging movement situations.” Similarly, the Content Descriptors require teachers to plan for student learning where they “Transfer understanding from previous movement experiences to create solutions to movement challenges (ACPMP106).” 

The Australian game based approach of Game Sense has the capacity to provide an ideal instructional practice for teachers to facilitate a thematic curriculum and the transfer of movement concepts and strategies, using the organisational feature of the four game categories:

Invasion     Net, Court and Wall      Striking and Fielding    Target 

This workshop will address the concepts of:

·       Long term player development,

·       Deliberate practice and deliberate play

·       Principles of play

·       Movement concepts, and

·       Key questions as the education architecture that can be used to construct a thematic curriculum for primary or secondary PE.

This workshop will be led by: 

Rick Baldock (ACHPER (SA))
Associate Professor Shane Pill (Flinders University)
Dr Mitch Hewitt (Tennis Australia)

and will feature sessions with Katie Liebelt, Clare High School and other experienced teachers


#2 - Invasion Games

Date: Monday, 14 May (Week 3, Term 2)


#3 - Target Games

Date: tbc


#4 - Striking and Fielding Games

Date: tbc

More details to follow shortly. Email to register your interest.

Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation received more than 48 hours before the event will incur a standard $50 administration processing fee, any registration fees received in addition to this amount will be refunded. For cancellation notice received less than 48 hours before the event, registration fees unfortunately cannot be refunded.