All publications

Books

  • Light, R. (2008). Sport in the lives of young Australians. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book chapters

  • Light, R. (2008). Tradition, identity, professionalism and tensions in Japanese rugby. In Ryan G (Ed.), The changing face of rugby: The union game and professionalism since 1995 (pp. 147–164), Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Light, R. (2005). Global flows and resistance in sport: The J.League and the stimulation of local identity. In Alomes,. Stephen (Ed.), Islands in the Stream: Australia and Japan Face Globalisation (pp. 91–102), Hawthorn, Victoria: Maribyrnong Press.

Journal articles

  • Light, R. (2008). Learning masculinities in a Japanese high school rugby club. Sport Education and Society, 13(2), 163–179.
  • Light, R. (2008). Boys, the body, school and sport. Sport Education and Society, 13(2), 127–130.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2008). Responses of Study Abroad Students in Australia to Experience-based Pedagogy in Sport Studies. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 1(2), 1–15.
  • Light, R. (2008). Complex Learning Theory — Its Epistemology and Its Assumptions About Learning: Implications for Physical Education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(1), 21–37.
  • Light, R. (2008). Globalisation and Youth Football in Japan. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sport Science, 4(1), 1–17.
  • Light, R, Walian, N. (2008). A constructivist-informed approach to teaching swimming. Quest (Champaign) , 60(3), 387–404.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2007). The effect of Game Sense pedagogy on primary school pre-service teachers' attitudes to teaching physical education. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 54(1), 24–28.
  • Light, R. (2007). Re-examining hegemonic masculinity in high school rugby: The body, compliance and resistance. Quest (Champaign) , 59(3), 323–338.
  • Light, R, Dixon, M. (2007). Contemporary developments in sport pedagogy and their implications for sport management education. Sport Management Review, 10(2), 159–175.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2007). Sport Pedagogy, masculinity and the possibilities for expression and creativity in school rugby. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, 1(2), 24–45.
  • Light, R. (2007). Review: Play reconsidered: sociological perspectives on human expression. Sport Education and Society, 12(4), 434–436.
  • Light, R. & Georgakis, S. (2006). "Lest we forget": Sport in the cultural memory of Australians. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14(Special), 234–245.
  • Light, R, Nash, M. (2006). Learning and identity in overlapping communities of practice: surf club, school and sports clubs. Australian Educational Researcher, 33(1), 75–94.
  • Chen, Q, Light, R. (2006). 'I thought I'd hate cricket but I love it!': Year six students' responses to Game Sense pedagogy. Change: Transformations in Education, 9(1), 49–58.
  • Light, R. (2006). Game Sense: Innovation or just good coaching?. Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, 39(1), 10–21.
  • Light, R. (2006). Participation, community and learning in the nippers. Change: Transformations in Education, 9(1), 7–15.
  • Light, R. (2006). Situated learning in an Australian surf club. Sport Education and Society, 11(2), 155–172.
  • Light, R, Tan, S. (2006). Culture, embodied experience and teachers' development of TGfU in Australia and Singapore. European Physical Education Review, 12(1), 99–117.
  • Light, R, Rockwell, T. (2005). The cultural origins of competitive swimming in Australia. Sporting Traditions, 22(1), 21–37.
  • Light, R. (2005). Implementing understanding approaches to teaching games and sport in Asia. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sport Science, 1(2), 39–48.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2005). Integrating theory and practice in teacher education: The impact of a Game Sense unit on female pre-service primary teachers' attitudes towards teaching physical education. Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, 38(1), 67–80.
  • Light, R, Butler, J. (2005). A personal journey: TGfU teacher development in Australia and the USA. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 10(3), 241–254.
  • Georgakis, S, Light, R. (2005). The Athens of the South: Sport in Australian Society. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 13, 58–74.
  • Light, R. (2004). Coaches' Experiences Of Game Sense: Opportunities And Challenges. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 9(2), 115–131.
  • Light, R. (2004). Implementing A Game Sense Approach In Youth Sport Coaching: Challenges, Change And Resistance. Waikato Journal of Education, 10, 169–180.
  • Light, R, Schiller, N. (2004). Competing Discourses Of School Sport And Media-Sport: Primary School Students' Responses To Violence In Media Representations Of Australian Football. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 51(2-3), 23–27.

Conference papers

  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2008). Invasion Games in Physical Education: Assessing Knowledge-in-Action in using the Team Sport Assessment Procedure. In Loughland T Proceedings of the Authentic Assessment Practices for Student Learning Conference (pp. 35–50). Sydney, 16-17 August, 2007.
  • Light, R. (2007). Accessing the Inner World of Children: The Use of Student Drawings in Research on Children’s Experiences of Game Sense. In Richard Light Proceedings for the Asia Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding (pp. 72–83). University of Sydney, 14-15 Dec 2006.
  • Curry, C, Light, R. (2007). Addressing the NSW Quality Teaching Framework in Physical Education: Is Game Sense the Answer?. In Richard Light Proceedings for the Asia Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding (pp. 7–19). University of Sydney, 14-15 Dec 2006.
  • Chen, Q, Light, R. (2006). Encouraging Positive Attitude Toward Sport Through Game Sense Pedagogy in an Australian Primary School. In Liu, R.,Li, C. & Cruz, A. Teaching Games for Understanding in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 47–58). Hong Kong, Dec 2005.
  • Light, R, Tan, S. (2006). The Situated Nature of Learning to Teach: Teaching Games for Understanding Teacher Development in Singapore and Australia. In Liu, R.,Li, C. & Cruz, A. Teaching Games for Understanding in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 10–17). Hong Kong, Dec 2005.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2006). Can Game Sense make a difference? Australian pre-service primary school teachers' responses to Game Sense pedagogy in teacher education programs. In Jeffery, PL AARE Education Research. Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions (pp. Paper No–(13 page). Parramatta, 27Nov-1 Dec 2005.
  • Light, R, Georgakis, S. (2005). Taking away the scary factor': Female preservice primary school teachers' responses to game sense pedagogy in physical education. In A. Brew and C. Asmar Higher Education in a changing world. Research and Development in Higher Education, 28. Proceedings of the 2005 HERDSA Annual Conference. Sydney Australia 3 - 6 July. (pp. 260–266).
  • Light, R, Tan, S. (2004). Early Career Teachers' Experiences Of Implementing Tgfu/Gca In Australia And Singapore. In Global Perspectives in the Integration of Physical Activity, Sports, Dance, and Excercise Science in Physical Education: From Theory to Practice. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Physical Educators 2004 (ICPE2004) . Hong Kong, China, 7-10 July 2004.