Tom Browne

Tom Browne

(PhD)

  • The employment of technology in games play assessment.
  • Concept coaching and mentoring coaches and teachers to improve practice.
  • Sport Education in Physical Education (SEPEP) in the trenches: Is it really new millennium PE.
  • Designing program evaluation to inform and improve student performance and teacher effectiveness.
  • Considering the contribution of continuing education in the process of coaches' knowledge construction.
  • Testing of a Team Sport Performance Assessment Procedure in a tertiary setting.
  • An alternative framework for teaching and coaching games.
  • Educative assessment: Assessment in Physical Education and Sport.
  • A consideration and of the pedagogical implications and conceptual underpinning and possibility merging two recent innovative and alternative teaching approaches: Sport Education and Gamesense.
  • IT and Assessing Games Performance in PE.
  • Animation and cartooning in promoting and assessing learning in Physical education and Sport.

About Tom Browne

Tom was born in London educated in Wales, Sussex, and attended Loughborough College, Birmingham and Edith Cowan Universities. Having taught in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the UK and Australia for 30 years he has been involved in coaching many sports including rugby union, cricket, and athletics. Involvement in rugby union at school, representative, national and international levels in England, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. allowing him extensive travel accompanied by study. These studies have concentrated on: sports pedagogy, coach education, sport education and alternative and authentic assessment in games play promoting tactical learning in physical education. Tom has been employed as Director of Rugby, Dean of Students, Assistant Professor and currently is employed as a lecturer of Physical Education and Sports Science.

Academic Teaching

  • The Theory and Practice of Coaching (Masters)
  • Instructional Methods
  • Strategies
  • Research Methods
  • Critical Inquiry

Sport Teaching

  • Rugby Union
  • Principles of Games

Research Foci

Sport Education in Physical Education (SEPEP) in the trenches: Is it really new millennium PE?

  • Designing program evaluation to inform and improve student performance and teacher effectiveness.
  • Investigating coaching knowledge and research. Considering the contribution of continuing education in the process of coaches' knowledge construction.
  • Testing of a Team Sport Performance Assessment Procedure in a tertiary setting.
  • Investigation the use of various alternative and authentic team performance assessment tools to track individual performance/learning in the game situation.
  • An alternative framework for teaching and coaching games.
  • Educative assessment: Assessment in Physical Education and Sport.
  • Creating a congruent guide for student learning and assessment.
  • A Comparison of Rugby Seasons Presented in Traditional and Sport Education Formats.
  • A consideration and of the pedagogical implications and conceptual underpinning and possibility merging two recent innovative and alternative teaching approaches: Sport Education and Gamesense.
  • Sport Education Awards (Rugby Union).
  • Teaching Practicum assessing Teaching Performance and Journal Writing.
  • IT and Assessing Games Performance in PE.
  • The use of innovative devices to assist with the assessment and profiling in the academic, sports & coaching and human resource environments.