The Spectrum of Teaching Styles (The Spectrum) is a unified theory that defines the teaching-learning relationship as a chain of decision making between the teacher and learner/s. When this concept is applied 11 styles emerge on The Spectrum of Teaching Styles. For teachers and coaches interested in the holistic development of the student/athlete, The Spectrum provides a detailed framework for achieving multiple outcomes through their work such as social, physical, ethical, emotional and social development.

Participants will:

  • Short history of The Spectrum and the main concepts of a non-versus approach, teaching as a chain of decision making (and its significance to The Spectrum), mobility ability (the ability to use a range of styles to meet objectives), model of cognition, the 5 developmental channels and the impact of a common pedagogical language.  (1 hour) 
  • Participate in learning episodes to gain knowledge about, in and through practical examples of the 11 styles. (1.5 hours)
  • In a supportive environment apply knowledge to personally create learning experiences using the 11 teaching styles. (1.5 hours)
  • Gain confidence in planning and using styles from The Spectrum to meet any objective (syllabus or not) or outcome. (1 hour).

Date and Time
10 March 2023 | 8am – 3pm  (GMT+8)



Brendan Suesee

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland

Brendan SueSee obtained his PhD from QUT, Brisbane, Australia in 2012. He was a high school teacher for 21 years and taught health and physical education, geography and history. He has worked at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) for 6 years. Brendan lectures in courses related to HPE curriculum and pedagogy. His research interests include teaching styles, alignment between HPE syllabus documents and reporting, and cognition. He has co-authored two books on The Spectrum – The Spectrum of Teaching Styles in Physical Education (2020) and The Spectrum of Sports Coaching Styles.

Shane Pill

Associate Professor in Physical Education and Sport, Flinders University

Shane is a multiple award-winning teacher, teacher educator, and sports coach. He is an experienced chair and board member of peak professional associations for health, physical education, and recreation.