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An International Consensus on Terminology Game-Based Vs Game-Centred

Gambles, Ellen-Alyssa and Gutierrez, David (2023) An International Consensus on Terminology Game-Based Vs Game-Centred. Physical Education Matters, 18 (2). pp. 59-61.

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The Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP) TGfU Special Interest Group (TGfU SIG) is an international community of members who share a similar vision for PE pedagogy and games. A Taskforce of members from the TGfU SIG International Advisory Board was appointed to address a terminological inconsistency to unite their academic community. The debate focused on the two terms – Game-Centred Approach (GCA) and Game-Based Approach (GBA) – which permitted an agreement of the fundamental concepts of the pedagogy and underpinned the rationale for their conclusion. The adoption of the term GBA acknowledges the crucial element of a modified game as a fundamental teaching and learning tool in a learner-focused pedagogy. The TGfU SIG IAB Taskforce comprised : Dr. David Gutierrez (IAB chair), Dr. Kanae Haneishi (USA representative), Dr. Aspasia Dania (Greece representative), Dr. Cláudio Farias (Portugal representative), Dr. Stefan König (Germany representative) and Dr. Sanmuga Nathan (Malaysia representative). This article highlights the background to the publication of the Consensus Statement.

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