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Forrest, Gregory J. Dr.

Senior Lecturer Physical Education and Sport

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Academic Program Director, Health and Physical Education - School of Education 2019 - 2021

Overview


Greg’s research career focuses on the exploration of transfer of learning and pedagogical methods used to enhance learning transfer in the wide range of formal and informal spaces where people are physically educated. His research journey began through exploration of his own teaching and coaching practices as a Secondary School Teacher and community coach and continued with his PhD. This study examined how innovative games based pedagogies were understood and implemented in games and sports by pre-service teachers. His present research explores how educators in Physical Education (PE) and Sport develop and implement strategies to allow learning to be transferred and how they assess the success of transfer. Through this research, he has developed a new model to assist develop the content knowledge required to observe, analyse and assess learning in PE and sports environments and current projects are assessing the viability of this model. Greg has expertise in teaching and coaching in PE, especially games and sports and the development of strategies to enhance the transfer of learning in formal and informal physical education environments, community coaching and coach education. Greg is also Academic Program Director of Health and Physical Education and teaches in the undergraduate Physical Education and Sport programs at UOW. He is still involved in coaching sport and coach mentoring in the local Illawarra community and he has developed teaching programs with the National Rugby League, NSW/ACT AFL and Football NSW.

Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Transfer of Learning
    Quality Education in Physical Education Environments
    Sports Coaching

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Supporting Teachers to implement Game Centered Approaches (GCAs): Towards a Teacher-Led model of Professional Learning Parry, Kelly

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Greg is a Senior Lecturer in Games and Sports and Teaching and Learning Games and Sports and created the 'Grammar of Games', an innovative approach to developing content knowledge, observing and analysing games and sports. He is interested in developing and providing high quality games and sports education for all students in all Physical Education environments. He has worked with the National Rugby League, Football NSW, NSW/ACT AFL and regularly is involved in coaching players and coaches in the Illawarra area. He was previously a Head Teacher in High School and presently work in a number of Illawarra Primary schools with their games and sport programs.
    Greg presently lectures 2nd and 4th Year undergraduates in Physical and health Education degree in the areas of Movement Skill Acquisition, Sports Coaching and Observing and Analysing Games and Sports.

Keywords


  • Transfer of Learning, Teaching and Coaching GAmes and Sports, Game Play Observation and Analysis

Full Name


  • Dr Greg Forrest

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Transfer of Learning
    Quality Education in Physical Education Environments
    Sports Coaching

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Supporting Teachers to implement Game Centered Approaches (GCAs): Towards a Teacher-Led model of Professional Learning Parry, Kelly

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Greg is a Senior Lecturer in Games and Sports and Teaching and Learning Games and Sports and created the 'Grammar of Games', an innovative approach to developing content knowledge, observing and analysing games and sports. He is interested in developing and providing high quality games and sports education for all students in all Physical Education environments. He has worked with the National Rugby League, Football NSW, NSW/ACT AFL and regularly is involved in coaching players and coaches in the Illawarra area. He was previously a Head Teacher in High School and presently work in a number of Illawarra Primary schools with their games and sport programs.
    Greg presently lectures 2nd and 4th Year undergraduates in Physical and health Education degree in the areas of Movement Skill Acquisition, Sports Coaching and Observing and Analysing Games and Sports.

Keywords


  • Transfer of Learning, Teaching and Coaching GAmes and Sports, Game Play Observation and Analysis

Full Name


  • Dr Greg Forrest

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia