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.
|Title of host publication||Coach education and development in sport|
|Subtitle of host publication||Instructional strategies|
|Editors||Bettina Callary, Brian Gearity|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367367329, 9780367367343|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2019|