Becoming a coach: Constructing knowledge through the formal, nonformal and informal

Roberts, William M ORCID: 0000-0001-5736-5244 (2010) Becoming a coach: Constructing knowledge through the formal, nonformal and informal. In: Transforming Learning Spaces: Making the Pedagogical more, Bath, UK. (Submitted)

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Abstract

There is an acceptance that sports coaching has as its primary focus, the improvement of individual and team performance (Jones, 2005) and that effective coaches are those that have progressed furthest in terms of formal hierarchical (National Governing Body) sporting qualifications and degrees in related subjects (Pullo, 1992). It is suggested that ‘traditional views of coaching have located it [coaching] within a bioscientific, product-oriented discourse’ (Cassidy et al., 2004:175). That is to say, that coaching has been seen as unproblematic and straightforward and in fact coaches (and educators) are seen as being able to pass knowledge on to others (hence the notion that coaches are performance improvers).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Coaching, Physical Education and Development
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Will Roberts
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 17:58
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2018 17:58
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5047

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