PE Poster: Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU)- Concepts

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU; Bunger and Thorpe) was developed in 1982 as an alternative to the traditional “skills-based” physical education teaching model. The basic foundation of the TGfU concept states that if physical education teachers can improve their students understanding of game play, their skill performance will improve greatly. Some research has suggested that students who are taught using the TGfU model, develop a more holistic appreciation for games and are more intrinsically motivated in activities that involve decision making and tactics.

The 6 TGfU Concepts presented in this poster were brought forth by Butler et al in 2008 and expand on the concept that physical educators can teach their students skills and ideas by playing games.

This colorful TGfU “Concepts” PE poster serves as a modern visual displaying 6 TGfU Concepts in a kid friendly, easy to comprehend printable format. The posters come in a Zip folder with 2 Formats- PDF and JPEG (originally set for 8 ½ by 11 sheets) but they can easily be copied on a school or store Poster-Maker to convert to a large sized poster. You can then place it inside your gym or playing area for your students to see and for you to reference while you teach your daily PE lessons.

This Physical Education Poster is designed for all PE age groups
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Created: Nov 22, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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