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Embedding experiential learning in HE sport coaching courses: An action research study

Cronin, CJ and Lowes, J (2016) Embedding experiential learning in HE sport coaching courses: An action research study. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 18 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1473-8376

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Despite recommendations imploring coach educators to utilise experiential learning, analyses of how this has been implemented are sparse. This study analyses the integration of experiential learning within a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) context. Student coaches were provided with coaching opportunities with local school-children. Data were collected over three years through student interviews, coach educator reflections and discussions with a critical friend. Experiential learning presented two key challenges; 1) dealing with difficult emotions and competence awareness by students and the coach educator; 2) ensuring children received appropriate coaching practice. The integration of mediated pedagogical strategies helped overcome these problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coaching, learning, experience, flipped classroom
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport Studies, Leisure & Nutrition (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 12:30
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2016.02.001
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4184

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