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Ms Wendy Piltz 

Position: Senior Lecturer: Health and Physical Education Ms Wendy Piltz
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: School of Education
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus
Office: G4-08
Telephone: +61 8 830 26554
Fax:
Email: Wendy_dot_Piltz_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Wendy.Piltz


I commenced my position at the University of South Australia in July 1989. My present teaching responsibilites are in the Human Movement program and in the Bachelor of Education programs that prepare prim/middle/sec teachers in Health and Physical Education. My teaching focus is on pedagogy in HPE, group dynamics and choice theory.
I have an interest in teaching and researching about game pedagogy, play practice, bench coaching, quality learning environments and group skills development. I have established a formidable National & International reputation working with Government and community agencies in sport pedagogy and coach education. This includes work with Human Kinetics in the American Sport Education Program, the Australian Sports Commission, State Offices of Sport and Recreation, SA Department of Education, Training and Employment, Catholic Education Office, the Australian Football League, Womens Lacrosse Australia, Australian Touch Association, SA National Football League.


Teaching interests

  • Pedagogy in Health & Physical Education
  • Sport Pedagogy - learning in games
  • Group Dynamics & Choice theory

I teach the following courses

TEDU 5044Health and Physical Education 1
TEDU 5046Health and Physical Education 3
TEDU 5047Health and Physical Education 4
HLTH 1017Group Dynamics


Professional associations

Australian Council Health Physical Education Recreation (ACHPER)

William Glasser Institute

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)


Qualifications

Master of Science
University of Oregon (1980)

Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
Adelaide College of Advanced Education (1977)

Diploma of Teaching
Adelaide College of Advanced Education (1976)


Research interests

  • Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
    Cross year level student mentoring during Lab School experiences in Physical Education
    Ms Wendy Piltz

  • Play Practice a games based pedagogy
    Student teachers and play practice
    Ms Wendy Piltz

    Play practice in Australian football
    David Newett, Dr Annette Raynor, Ms Wendy Piltz

  • Bench Coaching
    An Interpretative study of Bench Coaching
    Ms Wendy Piltz
    Supported by S.A. Office of Recreation and Sport South Australian Sports Institute

  • Children and physical activity
    Perceptions and effects of a structured physical education homework program for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children at St. Paul Lutheran School
    Ms Wendy Piltz, Dr Annette Raynor, Dr Robyne Garrett

    Qualitative and quantitative effect of a 10-week movement education program on children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
    Dr Annette Raynor, Dr Robyne Garrett and Ms Wendy Piltz

Research publications

Book chapters
Piltz, W. (2003). Teaching and coaching using a play practice approach. In Teaching games for understanding in physical education and sport. (pp. 180-200). Vermont, USA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education Publications.

Piltz, W. (2002). Case study 3 Lacrosse coaching. In Making mentors: A guide to establishing a successful mentoring program for coaches and officials (pp. 71-80). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission.

Garrett, R. & Piltz, W. (1999). A case study of curriculum control: Curriculum reform in health and physical education. In B. Johnson & A. Reid, Contesting the curriculum (pp. 201-209). Katoomba: Social Science Press.

Refereed journals
Garrett, R, Wrench, A & Piltz, W. (2007). Lab School as a teaching strategy in physical education teacher education, Healthy Lifestyles Journal, (54)(2), 19-24..

Launder, A & Piltz, W. ( 2006). Beyond ‘understanding’ to skilful play in games, through play practice, Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, (39)(1), pp 47-57.

Piltz, W. & Kemp, T. (1995). Teaching personal responsibility through group adventure initiative tasks. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, 12(2), 23-26.

Santomier, J., Howard, W., Piltz, W., & Romance, T. (1980). White sock crime: Organizational deviance in inter collegiate athletics. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 4(2), 26-32.

Refereed conference proceedings
Piltz, W 2008, The influence of play practice principles and processes on pre-service teachers’ conceptions & capabilities in games teaching. Paper presented at the Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP) World Congress, Sapporo, Japan, Jan 21st-24th, 2008 (in press)

Piltz, W 2008, Improving group skills, personal responsibility and team building using an interactive on line learning object. Paper presented at the Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP) World Congress, Sapporo, Japan, Jan 21st-24th, 2008 (in press)

Piltz, W 2007, Teaching Lacrosse using games based Play Practice principles. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding, Sydney, Dec 14th - 15th, 2006. Available on line at: http://www.proflearn.edsw.usyd.edu.au/proceedings_resources/papers/Proceedings_TGfU_06_AsiaPacificSport.pdf pp 84-99.

Piltz, W 2007, Influencing professional practice in games education through working models and principle based experiential learning, Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding, Sydney, Dec 14th - 15th, 2006. Available on line at: http://www.proflearn.edsw.usyd.edu.au/proceedings_resources/papers/Proceedings_TGfU_06_AsiaPacificSport.pdf pp 100-112.

Piltz, W. (2004). Reading the Game: A key component of effective instruction in teaching and coaching. In 2nd International Conference: Teaching games and Sport for Understanding. Available online at: http://www.conferences.unimelb.edu.au/sport/proceedings/PROCEEDINGS.pdf pp 79-89

Piltz, W. (2002). Teaching and coaching using a play practice approach. Paper presented at the Teaching Games for Understanding Conference, New Hampshire, August 1-4, 2001.

Piltz, W. (2002). Applying choice theory and reflection to enhance student outcomes in group dynamics. Paper presented at the 22nd Biennial National ACHPER Conference—Interaction for Healthy Solutions, Launceston, July 3-6, 2002. Launceston: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Available online at: http://www.ausport.gov.au/fulltext/2002/achper/Piltz.pdf

Piltz, W. (2002). Developing competent and confident game players using a play practice methodology. Paper presented at the 22nd Biennial National ACHPER Conference—Interaction for Healthy Solutions, Launceston, July 3-6, 2002. Launceston: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Available online at: http://www.ausport.gov.au/fulltext/2002/achper/Piltz.pdf

Piltz, W. (2002). Beyond technical or tactical—A critique of current approaches to the teaching of games: Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial National ACHPER Conference—Interaction for Healthy Solutions, Launceston, July 3-6, 2002. Launceston: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Piltz, W. (1998). Engaging reluctant and resistant learners: Proceedings of the 21st Biennal National ACHPER Conference—Key into life, Adelaide, January 12-16, 1998 (pp. 107-109). Adelaide: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Piltz, W. (1998). Promoting responsibility and group effectiveness: Proceedings of the 21st Biennal National ACHPER Conference—Key into life, Adelaide, January 12-16, 1998 (pp. 110-113). Adelaide: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Piltz, W. & Garrett, R. (1998). Preparing teachers in health and physical education into the 21st century: Proceedings of the 21st Biennal National ACHPER Conference—Key into life, Adelaide, January 12-16, 1998 (pp. 114-117). Adelaide: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Garrett, R. & Piltz, W. (1998). Curriculum reform and its impact on professional practice and identity in health and physical education (abstract). AARE conference papers on disc retrieved on June 16, 2002, from http://www.aare.edu.au/confpap.htm

Non refereed journals
Launder, A. & Piltz, W. (1999). Becoming a better bench coach: Coaching in the game. Sports Coach, 22(1), 24-25.

Launder, A. & Piltz, W. (1999). Becoming a better bench coach: Match analysis. Sports Coach, 21(4), 26-27.

Piltz, W. (1999). Making sense of chaos. The Sport Educator, 11(3), 21-24.

Piltz, W. (1999). When can we play a game? The advantages of a play practice approach for the teaching of games. ACHPER Matters (T3), 8-12.

Piltz, W. (1998). Teaching games effectively. ACHPER Pick up and Run: 50 Ideas for Health and Physical Education, 12-14.

Piltz, W. (1996). The name of the game is lacrosse. Aussie Sport Action, 7(2), 36-39.

Piltz, W. (1994, May). Stepping into the 21st century. The Lacrosse Player, 5.

Piltz, W. (1994, June). Lacrosse at the crossroads. The Lacrosse Player, 13-15.

Launder, A. & Piltz, W. (1992, January). An innovative approach to the teaching of touch. Sportscoach, 12-17.

Piltz, W. (1983, July). Face the fear. Time Out, South Australian Lacrosse Association, 6-7.

Non refereed conference proceedings
Launder, A. & Piltz, W. (1996). Coach education towards 2000—The lacrosse experience; Proceedings of the National Coaching and Officiating Conference—Participation to performance, Brisbane, November 30–December 3, 1996 (pp. 25-29), Australian Coaching Council.

Piltz, W. (1994). Applying the A.I.M. model of coach education to lacrosse: Proceedings of the National Coaching Conference—Doing it better, Canberra, December 1-3, 1994 (pp. 153-157), Australian Coaching Council.

Launder, A., Piltz, W., & Launder, D. (1994). It’s only work if your would rather be doing something else: Proceedings of the National Coaching Conference—Doing it better, Canberra, December 1-3, 1994 (pp. 93-97), Australian Coaching Council.

Reports
Piltz, W. (1992). Head injury and protection in women’s lacrosse in Australia. Australian Sports Commission.

Piltz, W. (1987). The optional use of protective headgear in women’s lacrosse south Australia: A case study 1983-1987. Unpublished report, South Australian Women’s Lacrosse Board.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Education

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Sports Coaching
  • Games teaching and coaching
  • Group Dynamics - team building

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Catholic Education Office
Section:   Professional Development Physical Education
Level of involvement:    Guest presenter
Year from:   2004
Year to:   2005
Comments:   Principles of pedagogy for Physical Education Play Practice approach for games teaching

Organisation Name:   Australian Sports Commission
Section:   Sport Education unit
Level of involvement:   Advisor and invited presenter
Year from:   2002
Year to:   2004
Comments:   Coach Education and Mentoring

Organisation Name:   Deakin University
Section:   Coaching and administration program
Level of involvement:   Invited guest lecturer
Year from:   2004
Year to:   2008
Comments:   Bench coaching - theory and practice. Sport pedagogy - play practice principles.

Organisation Name:   Government - South Australian & Northern Territory
Section:   Office of Recreation and Sport
Level of involvement:   Invited presenter
Year from:   2003
Year to:   2007
Comments:   Sport pedagogy Play Practice

Organisation Name:   Australian Football League Players Association
Section:   Advisory Board
Level of involvement:   Advisory Board member
Year from:   2004
Year to:   2005

Organisation Name:   Womens Lacrosse Australia
Section:   Coach Education
Level of involvement:    Consultant and key presenter
Comments:   Coach Education

Organisation Name:   Australian Touch Association
Section:   Coach Education
Level of involvement:    Consultant / advisor
Year from:   2004
Comments:   Developing higher order thinking skills

Organisation Name:   South Australian National Football League (SANFL)
Section:   Coach Education
Level of involvement:   Guest Presenter
Comments:   Bench Coaching




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