Games ToolBox


Evaluation Criteria
  • Active participation in developing the plan of action
  • Adaptation of movements or actions to the situation
  • Adaptation of verbal or nonverbal communication to the situation
  • Behaviour consistent with ethical rules
  • Identification of desirable improvements
  • Identification of strategies that are transferable to other situations  

Essential Knowledge(s)

1) Principles of communication
  • Being understood by the person with whom one is interacting  
  • Sending out misleading signals (feinting)
  • Being receptive to others’ messages

2) Methods of communication
  • Sound signals, touch, visual signals, verbal cues

3) Principles of synchronization
  • Movements or actions performed in the right place at the right time
  • Throwing an object (hitting a moving target)
  • Receiving an object (moving toward the point where the object will fall, catching the object)
  • Movements or actions performed according to different synchronization modes in relation to another person or other:   
Ø  Persons       Ø  Simultaneous
Ø  Successive  Ø  Alternating 

4) Roles
  • Offence
  • Defence
  • Team captain or leader
  • Carrier
  • Noncarrier
  • Position (forward, back, goaltender, etc.)
  • Support roles (referee, scorekeeper, goal judge, etc.) 

5) Strategies
Action rules in combat activities
  • Using the space available
  • Encircling opponent(s)
  • Throwing opponent(s) off-balance
  • Blocking opponent(s)
  • Feinting
  • Reacting to movements or actions of opponent(s)
Action rules in duelling activities
  • Recovering
  • Catching opponent(s) wrong footed
  • Feinting
  • Using the space available
  • Overlapping
Action rules in group activities in a common space
  • Moving the object forward
  • Passing the object to teammates
  • Recovering the object             
  • Getting back on defence
  • Attacking the other team’s goal
  • Protecting the goal
  • Using the space available
  • Counterattacking
Action rules in group activities in separate spaces
  • Attacking the other team’s target
  • Recovering the object
  • Counterattacking
  • Passing the object to teammates
  • Protecting own team’s territory

1)Types of movements or actions
  • Cooperation: helping, collaborating, interpreting,communicating, etc.
  • Opposition: feinting, throwing off balance, dodging, chasing, etc.
  • Cooperation-opposition: moving into an open space, scoring, moving the object forward, making passes, etc.

1) Types of activities
  • Group activities: mini-basketball, kinball, flags, parachute, etc.
  • Cooperative activities: games, pyramid-building, etc.
  • Combat activities: judo, badminton, etc.
  • Duelling activities: steal the bacon, tug-of-war, etc.

1)Ethics-related aspects
  • Ethical rules relevant to the situation
  • Values developed through games and sports
  • Respect for peers, rules, the referee
  • Fairness
  • Fighting spirit
  • Desire to surpass oneself
  • Acceptance of victory and defeat
  • Appreciation for good plays
  • Honesty
  • Dignity and self-control