Linda Griffin, M.S., Ph.D

Linda Griffin, M.S., Ph.D
Director 2003-2006

Professor and Department Chair, Associate Dean
Amherst, Massachusetts

Linda is a tenured Professor and Department Chair of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In the School of Education at UMass, Linda teaches graduate courses in research retrieval and review, research methods and analysis, school as a workplacte, and physical education teacher education. In addition, she teaches The Work of the Middle and High School Teacher, an introductory course for students seeking licensure in teacher education. She is a former K-12 physical education teacher and NCAA Division III women’s volleyball coach.

Linda has been internationally and nationally recognized for her innovative work with Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), a constructivist-based, small-sided games model for teaching sport. She has conducted numerous presentations and workshops for K-12 teachers and has co-authored several publications on this topic, including the following books: Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach, 2nd edition (in press); Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education: A Tactical Games Approach (2003); Teaching and Learning Invasion Sports and Games (2005).

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