The Effect of Probe Thinking Strategy (Application of Principles) on Acquisition of Some Basic Offensive Skills in Handball

  • Dana A. Mohammed Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Handball, Offensive Skills, Probe Questions Strategy, Probe Thinking, Sport Sciences


Probe thinking is the structure that emerges from the interaction between the student and what he encounters, rather than what he is taught, and thinking that is focused on posing questions and coming up with solutions, the spark that keeps a learner interested. Therefore, the present study was an attempt to investigate the possible effect of probe thinking strategy on acquisition of some basic offensive skills in handball. A control group and an experimental group were utilized in a pre-post-test design. Following the pre-test, the experimental group received the treatment whereas the control group did not. For the analysis, 20 learners from Cihan University-Erbil, Iraq, were taken into consideration. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the statistical analysis (i.e., Independent samples t-test) in terms of how the two groups performed on the pre- and post-tests. The results revealed that the use of probe questions strategy is effective for the Sports Sciences students to get better results regarding pass-test, dribble-test, and shot-test. The findings of the present study can benefit all the educators and the students as well to have a better performance in practical courses. At the same time, these results can be double checked for the other sports so that they can be generalized to all the branches of Sports Sciences.


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Author Biography

Dana A. Mohammed, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Dana A. Mohammed is an assisrant lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He has a B.Sc. degree in Physical Education and Sport Science, also a M.Sc degree in Teaching Methods. His research interests are Physical Education and Sport Science.


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How to Cite
Mohammed, D. (2024). The Effect of Probe Thinking Strategy (Application of Principles) on Acquisition of Some Basic Offensive Skills in Handball. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 1-6.