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Reality congruent sport teaching

In a previous blog (available  here ) I considered the idea of meaningful understanding of sport using a game based approach. In this blog, I explore the concept of meaningful sport further. Sport is a highly valued social activity. It is a cultural activity forming part of the ‘imagined' cultural identities in many countries, none more so than Australia (Anderson, 1991).  However, sport participation drops off from high levels of participation in childhood to lower levels of participation in youth, and then lower again into and through adulthood. Associated with that, is commentary suggesting generally a declining participation in physical activity as part of one’s valued ‘way of life’.  There is limited evidence of sport teaching in physical education transferring to physical activity participation 'beyond the school gate' in any numerical sense of significance.  Three basic strategies have been used in physical education for the promotion of meaningful movement part

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