Developing expertise in sport coaching through engagement with disability programmes. HE student-coaches, reflection, and meta-cognition

Crisp, Philippe (2019) Developing expertise in sport coaching through engagement with disability programmes. HE student-coaches, reflection, and meta-cognition. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 59 (1). pp. 21-32. ISSN 0520-7371

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Abstract

Numerous academic and practitioner research has examined the role of Higher Education
Institutions (HEI) in the development of sport coaches in the UK (e.g. Crisp 2018; Stoszkowski and
Collins 2018). However, whilst most fields related to coach development have significant bodies of work
underpinning them, there is a dearth of information related to best practice within the context of disability
sport coaching. Given that both coach learning in the HEI context and disability sports coaching are
significant areas worthy of further exploration, this work investigates how learning can be developed
through disability sport coaching in the HEI context. The aims of this study were to gather the
perceptions, thoughts, and experiences of ten student-coaches enrolled on an HEI coaching programme
who were completing a year long placement module that included sessions for participants with
disabilities. Data were collected through two focus group meetings with the student-coaches and the
submission of learning journals. Inductive analysis showed that coaching disability groups facilitated
learning through generating knowledge from practice through a process of reflection, higher order
thinking, and meta-cognition. This suggests that using disability coaching can be a useful tool for HEIs
to use in terms of challenging student-coach practice and education

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sports coaching, meta-cognition, disability, reflection, coach-learning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Social Work
Depositing User: Phil Crisp
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 14:01
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 09:01
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4732

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