Instructional models

There are eight recognised and widely used instructional models in PDHPE. A combination of these models support student learning across PDHPE.

Instructional model Explanation
Direct instruction Teacher acts as the instructional leader.
Cooperative learning Students learning with, by, and for each other.
Personalised system for instruction

Students progress as fast or as slowly as they need to.

Peer teaching Students teach other students.
Inquiry teaching Students are at the centre of inquiry as the problem solver.
Tactical games Skill development and tactical understanding is developed through game play.
Teaching for personal and social responsibility Students learn through taking responsibility for themselves, being empowered and developing relationships.

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