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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Applied studies in games I
Module Code SS119
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Mika Manninen
Semester 2: Mika Manninen
Autumn: Mika Manninen
Module TeachersMika Manninen
David Moran
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

-This module will introduce students to the invasion games classification as used in the Post Primary Curriculum. -It will explore the use of a range of invasion games as the framework for exploring instructional models including but not limited to Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU). -It will highlight invasion games as multi-disciplinary activities that require transferable skills. -It will introduce pedagogy principles for good teaching and learning for junior cycle Physical Education.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the invasion games classification and their application to the curriculum for Junior Cycle Physical Education (JCPE)
2. Explain the rules, skills and tactics of a variety of invasion games and and be able to identify their transferability to other activities
3. Plan and organise games lessons appropriate for age and ability for junior cycle students which apply appropriate teaching progressions for skill and tactical development
4. Apply appropriate and effective pedagogy i.e. teaching styles, differentiation and assessment and instuctional models i.e. Teaching Games for Understanding.
5. Demonstrate the development of organisational skills, observational skills, group work skills, leadership skills, oral and written communication skills.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Practical lectures covering objectives 1-5
Tutorial2Theoretical Lectures
Tutorial2Assessment Tutorials
Online activity4Assessment Discussion boards
Directed learning24Bookings made for application of learning gained in lecture time for Games sense development
Independent Study69All work required to prepare for lectures and dowload resources from moodle, prepare for and complete assessments and create a theoretical and resources portfolio for teaching practice
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationTeam Plan and Teach lesson20%Once per semester
AssignmentPedagogy Lesson Plan20%Once per semester
EssayReflection of Pedagogy in Own Lesson30%Once per semester
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Griffin, L. and Butler, J.: 2005, Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research and Practice, Human Kinetics,
  • Hanrahan, S. and Carlson, T.: 2000, Games Skills: A Fun Approach to Learning Sports Skills., Human Kinetics,
  • Launder, A.: 2001, Play Practice., Human Kinetics,
Other Resources

0, Nacsport, 0, Nacsport for videoanalysis of game performance, https://www.nacsport.com/index.php?lc=en-gb,
Programme or List of Programmes
PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.
Date of Last Revision07-OCT-09

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