Situating learning : (re)examining the notion of apprenticeship in coach education

Cassidy, Tania & Rossi, Tony (2006) Situating learning : (re)examining the notion of apprenticeship in coach education. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 1(3), pp. 235-246.

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The last two decades has seen a proliferation in the provision of, and importance attached to, coach education in many Western countries [1]. Pivotal to many coach education programmes is the notion of apprenticeship [2,3,4]. Increasingly, mentoring is being positioned as a possible tool for enhancing coach education and consequently professional expertise [5]. However, there is a paucity of empirical data on interventions in, and evaluations of, coach education programmes. In their recent evaluation of a coach education programme Cassidy, Potrac & McKenzie [6] conclude that the situated learning literature could provide coach educators with a generative platform for the (re)examinationof apprenticeships and mentoring in a coach education context. This paper consequently discusses the merits of using situated learning theory [7] and the associated concept of Communities of Practice (CoP) [8] to stimulate discussion on developing new understandings of the practices of apprenticeship and mentoring in coach education.

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ID Code: 81580
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Coach education, Apprenticeship, Mentoring, Communities of Practice, Learning
DOI: 10.1260/174795406778604591
ISSN: 1747-9541
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Multi-Science Publishing
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2015 23:59
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2015 03:45

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