The Reflective Sport and Exercise Science Practitioner

Knowles, Zoe, Miles, Andy, Huntley, Emma, Picknell, Gareth, Mellalieu, Stephen D., Hanton, Sheldon, Ryall, Emily S ORCID: 0000-0002-6050-4353, Borrie, Andy, Trelfa, Jo, Telfer, Hamish, Williams, Kate, Adams, Tegan, Pope-Rhodius, Alison, Wagstaff, Christopher R. D., Miller, Matthew, Quartiroli, Alessandro, Whitehead, Amy, Wilding, Amanda J., Watson, Paula, Needham, Laura, Morton, James, Gearity, Brian, Kuklick, Clayton, Wood, Hannah C., Simpson, Amelia K., McIntosh, Amelia K., Cowley, Emma S. and Cropley, Brendan (2023) The Reflective Sport and Exercise Science Practitioner. In: Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Routledge, London, pp. 27-37. ISBN 9781003198758

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The development of reflective practitioners within the sport and exercise sciences and allied disciplines has started to gain prominence in discussions surrounding education, training, and practice in these fields. However, while the principles associated with doing reflective practice are becoming more widely discussed in the sport and exercise literature, debate concerning what it means to be a reflective practitioner remains limited. This has perhaps resulted in ongoing conceptual and applied considerations relating to the nature and importance of reflective practice, often leading to the promotion of, and engagement in, reflection that is overly technical, restricted, and compliant. Drawing on the perspectives of those who have contributed to this text, in this chapter we (editorial team) present a series of vignettes that offer accounts of what it means to be a reflective practitioner. In doing so, our aim is to allow the reader to immerse themselves within the contributors’ own experiences, perspectives and developmental journeys. Finally, we offer our own analytical summary of the contributors’ vignettes to draw together some of the common ideas and themes concerning the attitudes, skills, perspectives, and philosophy required by the reflective practitioner.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 13:40
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 14:26

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