Reflection in coach education: The case of the national governing body coaching certificate.

LEE NELSON, Christopher Cushion

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Abstract

Research frequently demonstrates that coaches learn by reflecting on practical coaching experience (Gilbert & Trudel, 2001), hence both reflection and experience have been identified as essential elements of coach education (Cushion, Armour, & Jones, 2003). The case being studied was a United Kingdom (UK) National Governing Body (NGB) in the process of developing a coach education program. The purpose of this study was to empirically explore the use of reflection as a conceptual underpinning to connect and understand coach education, theory, and practice. Findings suggest that the curriculum could promote reflective practice, albeit in a largely decontextualized learning environment. Future research should attempt to directly measure, in situ, the impact of such courses on coaching knowledge and coaching practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174
Number of pages183
JournalSport Psychologist
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Sport

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