The effect of using TGfU approach in teaching basketball during the physical education lesson on positive behavior among primary school students


  • Diaa Mohamed Ibrahim Abdelfatah Okasha Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Rozaireen Muszali Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia



Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), Positive behaviour, Primary school children, Physical education, Problem-solving


The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of teaching basketball using the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) method on positive behaviour in primary school children during physical education classes. The study aimed to assess whether the use of the TGfU approach resulted positive behaviour, understanding the rules and strategies and enjoyment. The TGfU method focuses on developing problem-solving and decision-making skills through sports and gameplay. A sample of primary school students who were taught basketball using the TGfU method and a control group of students who were taught using the traditional method participated in the study. The findings of the study were compared to another group of students who were also taught basketball using the traditional method. A standardized rating scale is used to assess the children's behaviour, and the results showed that the students who participated in classes taught with the TGfU method demonstrated significantly higher levels of positive behaviour compared to both the control group and the students who were taught with the traditional method. These findings add weight to the idea that the TGfU method is a viable alternative for promoting positive behaviour in physical education classrooms. It is suggested that further research be conducted to gain a better understanding of the long-term effects of the TGfU approach on student behaviour and to identify the most effective ways to use this strategy in physical education settings. Additionally, research should be performed to determine the most effective ways to implement this approach in competitive sports. Possible future research topics could include the use of the TGfU method in coaching various sports and physically active activities.


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Author Biography

Diaa Mohamed Ibrahim Abdelfatah Okasha, Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Spectrum International School, 7, Lorong Tun Ismail, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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How to Cite

Okasha, D. M. I. A., & Muszali, R. (2023). The effect of using TGfU approach in teaching basketball during the physical education lesson on positive behavior among primary school students. Jurnal Sains Sukan & Pendidikan Jasmani, 12(2), 1–9.