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ERIC Number: EJ912866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Player-Centered Coaching: Enhancing Player Game Sense
Davies, Nigel
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n2 p24-28 Nov-Dec 2010
Learning has been defined in many ways as having a certain degree of overlap with both intelligence and development. From a movement point of view, "learning is defined as a relatively permanent change in a person's capability to execute a motor skill as a result of practice or experience." So learning is a result of an individual interacting with a task (specific activity/goal) and the environment (context). Learning is also indicative of intelligence. In order to enhance learning for players, a coach/teacher needs to provide player-centered experiences which promote positive and appropriate interactions with a variety of tasks and environments. Player-centered experiences are activities which are player driven, enable player empowerment in the decision-making process, foster player ownership of the learning, are inclusive, promote player creativity and experimentation, and are matched to the players' needs and abilities. Player-centered learning decentralizes the control of what is learned and responsibility for how learning occurs. This responsibility shifts to both the individual players and the groups within which they interact and practice. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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