A Study of Task Systems and Accountability in an Elite Junior Sports Setting

in Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
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The concept of academic work has been developed as a means of examining the curriculum used in classrooms. Tousignant’s study of secondary school physical education classes was the first to apply this concept to teaching physical education. This paper reports on a study that examined the program in action in a junior elite-sport setting (a state-level volleyball squad). The conceptualization of instructional, managerial, and transitional task systems developed in physical education classes was found to be relevant in this setting. In addition, a further task system, the match-play task system, was identified. A subset of the instructional task system identified as role-specific instructional tasks also emerged. The paper concludes that similar task systems operate in physical education and coaching and that the concept of accountability is important in understanding both teaching and coaching processes.

Peter A. Hastie is with the Department of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072 Australia. John E. Saunders is now with the School of Physical Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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