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Discovering, applying and integrating : the process of learning in coaching

Griffiths, Kerryn E. & Campbell, Marilyn A. (2009) Discovering, applying and integrating : the process of learning in coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 7(2), pp. 16-30.

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Abstract

Professional coaching is a rapidly expanding field with interdisciplinary roots and broad application. However, despite abundant prescriptive literature, research into the process of coaching is minimal. Similarly, although learning is inherently recognised in the process of coaching, the process of learning in coaching is little understood and learning theory makes up only a small part of the evidence-based coaching literature. In this grounded theory study of coaches and their clients, the process of learning in coaching across a range of coaching models is examined and discussed. The findings demonstrate how learning in coaching emerged as a process of discovering, applying and integrating new knowledge, which culminated in a process of developing. This process occurred through eight key coaching processes shared between coaches and clients and combined a multitude of learning theories.

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ID Code: 26601
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: coaching, learning, coaching process, learning theory
ISSN: 1741-8305
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Oxford Brookes University
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2009 11:05
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:19

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