ERIC Number: EJ901104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Phronetic Social Science: A Means of Better Researching and Analysing Coaching?
Hemmestad, Liv B.; Jones, Robyn L.; Standal, Oyvind F.
Sport, Education and Society, v15 n4 p447-459 Nov 2010
The aim of this paper is to present the case for phronetic social science as an appropriate lens through which to view sports coaching. In doing so, we firstly define and then elaborate upon the principal concepts contained within phronetic social science as related to complex action, flexibility, moral reflection and power. By locating them within recent coaching research, the case is further made how such concepts can help coaching scholars and coaches to better understand the activity of coaching. Finally, a conclusion draws together the main points made, particularly in terms of how using such a perspective and conceptualisation of coaching could benefit future coach education programmes.
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Athletic Coaches, Physical Education, Program Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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