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ERIC Number: ED544479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1324-9320
The Use of Habitus in Research on Experience and Coach Development
Hassanin, Remy; Light, Richard L.
Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Dec 2-6, 2012)
Bourdieu's concept of habitus has increasingly been used in research in the sports coaching field and offers a useful concept for understanding how experience comes to shape coaching practice. In this article, we begin by outlining the use of habitus in the sports coaching literature and provide a brief description of it and its relationship with his other key concepts: practice and field. We then examine the potential use of habitus in research on coach development, in which we argue for its importance for research on coach development. We close by exploring its use as a methodological tool and how it can be operationalised and used in conjunction with other constructionist concepts.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)