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

Cronin, Colum and Lowes, Jonathan (2016) Embedding experiential learning in HE sport coaching courses: an action research study. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 18 . pp. 1-8.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2016.02.001

Abstract

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 oppor-tunities 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
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Publisher: Elsevier
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Jonathan Lowes
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 16:35
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 06:42
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2070

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