Overviewteaching Games For Understanding

The following lesson plans provide a good introduction to the circular economy, and can be taught in sequence or as stand-alone lessons. For more resources, explore our circular toolkit below.

Lesson 1

Challenging Common Conceptions

Lesson Plan

Lesson 2

Exploring the Circular Economy

Lesson Plan

Teaching Games for Understanding is an approach to physical education developed by Peter Werner, David Bunker, and Rod Thorpe, and was adopted in the year 2002 by a group of representatives, associations and individuals from all around the world. It is a global agenda for scholarly inquiry in the field of teaching with the help of games. An understanding of Medical Terminology is a vitally important trait for individuals working in a number of roles in the medical field, so you need to discover helpful hints and study tips to master the language of medicine.

Lesson 3

Understanding the challenge of finite resources

Lesson Plan

Lesson 4

Designing for a Circular Economy

Lesson Plan

Lesson 5

The Circular Economy and Modern Agriculture

Lesson Plan

Lesson 6

Redesigning Plastics

Lesson Plan

Future of Cities Course

An introduction to cities and the circular economy



Complexity Module

This introduction to Complexity is a great way to develop systems thinking skills


This module has been developed in collaboration with our education partners - the International Baccalaureate and United World Colleges:

Circular Toolkit

Search by subject or theme through our wide range of resources to help you build your own circular economy learning journey

If you’re interested in learning more about the Teaching Games for Understanding model, check out this video that I created with the help of Kelly Ann Parry and Mike Cicchillitti.

Stages of Teaching Games for Understanding:


1. Game Form

The game is introduced. The game form has been modified to represent the advanced form of the game and to meet the developmental level of the learner.


2. Game Appreciation

Students develop an understanding of the primary and secondary rules of the game as well as any modifications/variations applied to the game being played.

3. Tactical Awareness

With the help of questions, comments and game modifications from the teacher, students begin to work through the principles of play and identify key tactics and strategies that can lead to success in the game.

4. Decision Making

Overviewteaching Games For Understanding Students

The teacher engages students in tactical talk to help them reflect on their decision making in the game.

5. Skill Execution

The teacher modifies the game to put an emphasis on skills that students identified as being essential to success.

6. Performance

The teacher observes the outcome of the students’ learning through the game by paying attention not only to the efficiency of the technique, but also the appropriateness of the response.

To learn more about the TGfU model, be sure to check out “Teaching Games for Understanding” by Linda Griffin and Joy Butler. Also, make sure you connect with the awesome Kelly Ann Parry!

Thanks for reading/watching and happy teaching!

Teaching Games For Understanding Pdf

The Striking & Fielding Games Teacher Pack

Teaching Games For Understanding Basketball

November 23, 2020