Critically understanding and engaging with the (micro)political dimensions of coaches' work in an advanced undergraduate coaching course

Paul Potrac, Adam Nichol, Edward Hall

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Abstract

In this chapter, we provide an overview of “why” and “how” we have chosen to integrate elements of Social Inquiry (SI) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) to facilitate university student-coaches’ active engagement with the (micro)political dimensions of coaching. We begin by briefly defining the concept of (micro)politics and outline why we believe this topic should occupy a more prominent place in coach education curricula than it has to date. We then introduce a hybrid approach joining PBL and SI, and describe how their combination has utility for enhancing the critical thinking and professional judgment of student-coaches. Following this, we describe how we have utilized this approach with student-coaches in a final-year undergraduate coaching module. While we believe this hybrid approach has many merits, we acknowledge that it is just one way, among many, to facilitate learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoach education and development in sport
Subtitle of host publicationInstructional strategies
EditorsBettina Callary, Brian Gearity
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages45-57
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780429351037
ISBN (Print)9780367367329, 9780367367343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2019

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