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ERIC Number: EJ952238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Approaches to the Postgraduate Education of Business Coaches
McCarthy, Grace
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v50 n2 p323-357 Jul 2010
This paper focuses on the education and training of business coaches, specifically at the Masters/graduate level. The paper first reviews the knowledge and skills required of business coaches, comparing the recommendations of professional associations and the literature. Next the paper reviews the approaches to education which are best suited to help students acquire knowledge and skills, and how these may be assessed. The paper discusses the challenge of developing both knowledge and skills, and the use of e-learning as an on-going support for students. The benefits of authentic assessment and a varied approach to learning are also reviewed. Thirdly, the paper reports on the experiences of a new Master of Business Coaching at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Australia, providing both performance and perception data from the first cohort of students. Possible reasons for the students' strong performance are suggested. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia