Enabling Teens to Learn Through Responsibility

Fulbright scholar and Victoria University senior lecturer Dr Barrie Gordon was in DeKalb, Illinois this month giving a presentation to students at Northern Illinois University on a teaching model, which is aimed at helping teens learn through responsibility.

The teaching personal and social responsibility model is a way for teenagers to learn respect and self-control via physical education courses.

“I thought it was great. I didn’t really know what TPSR [teaching personal and social responsibility model] stood for, and that’s why I came,” exercise physiology professor Anthony Deldin said.

Throughout the presentation, Gordon outlined the model’s effective uses in New Zealand and DeKalb.

Gordon lectures at Victoria University in health and physical education.

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