Situating Learning: (Re)examining the Notion of apprenticeship in Coach Education

Cassidy, Tania and Rossi, Tony (2006) Situating Learning: (Re)examining the Notion of apprenticeship in Coach Education. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 1 3: 235-246. doi:10.1260/174795406778604591


Author Cassidy, Tania
Rossi, Tony
Title Situating Learning: (Re)examining the Notion of apprenticeship in Coach Education
Journal name International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-9541
Publication date 2006-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/174795406778604591
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 235
End page 246
Total pages 12
Editor S. Jenkins
Place of publication Essex, UK
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
339999 Other Education
750203 Organised sports
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Abstract The last two decades has seen a proliferation in the provision of and importance attached to coach education in many Western countries. Pivotal to many coach education programmes is the notion of apprenticeship. Increasingly, mentoring is being positioned as a possible tool for enhancing coach education and professional expertise. 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 conclude that the situated learning literature could provide coach educators with a generative platform for the (re)examination of apprenticeships and mentoring in a coach education context. This paper discusses the merits of using Situated Learning theory and the associated concept of Communities of Practice (CoP) to stimulate discussion on developing new understandings of the practices of apprenticeship and mentoring in coach education.
Keyword Apprenticeship
Coach education
Communities of practice
Learning
Mentoring
Q-Index Code C1

 
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