Background:Model-Based Instruction (MBI) is a relatively well-received concept in physical education. This study adopted the sport education model (SEM) and Teaching Game for
Understanding (TGfU) model. The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning effects of MBI in basketball class and examine the student’s perception on performing during MBI sessions through
practical participation. Methods:There were 44 eight-grade students (34 males and 10 females, average age of 14) participated in 10 MBI sessions, with each session lasted for 40
minutes. Data were collected using cognitive test, skill test, Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI), semi-structured interview and learning materials. The data were analyzed by descriptive
statistics and constant comparison method.Results: (a) Significant improvement on cognitive test and GPAI was found; (b) Students did not show any progress on performing the skill
test; (c) Interview data indicated that students gained a better understanding on using the correct tactics, techniques and rules in basketball games. With all these learning components; students have
changed their perceptions of learning using MBI sessions. Conclusions: The study findings helped PE teacher to develop and implement a better physical education class for students.
MBI have also showed positive learning outcomes for students. It is suggested that further study should be done on examining in more detail on progressive development of the tasks given to student
during MBI sessions.