ERIC Number: EJ1073309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Understanding Undergraduate Sports Coaching Students' Development and Learning: The Necessity of Uncertainty
De Martin-Silva, L.; Fonseca, J.; Jones, R. L.; Morgan, K.; Mesquita, I.
Teaching in Higher Education, v20 n7 p669-683 2015
Despite recent attention, research is yet to adequately focus on sports coaches' intellectual development as a consequence of their formal learning experiences. Drawing on the work of Perry, the aim of this article was to explore how the intellectual development of undergraduate sports coaching students was affected by the social pedagogical setting exposed to. Twenty-seven students from two different universities were selected through network and convenience sampling, and "tracked" over their three year course(s) of study. Data were gathered through focus groups, video diaries and reflective written logs. Findings revealed that over the course of their study students generally progressed from a dualist to a more relativist view of the world. Such a movement, however, was far from unproblematic and uniform. Rather, it was subject to the vagaries of assessment, course structure, the epistemic range of modules experienced, and in particular the relationships established with staff members.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Athletic Coaches, College Athletics, Intellectual Development, World Views, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Students, Comprehension, Epistemology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal; United Kingdom