Coaching as ‘scaffolded’ practice: further insights into sport pedagogy
Thomas, Gethin L.
Taylor & Francis
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The purpose of this article is to locate the pedagogical notion of scaffolding within the field of sports coaching. The aim, however, is not only to present scaffolding as a wide-ranging rhetorical concept, but as a definitive perspective by which to better manage coaching’s uncertain nature. Following an introduction, a review of the development and current conceptualisation of scaffolding is undertaken, inclusive of its connection to socio-cultural theory. Subsequently, drawing on current research, examples of how and where coaching practice can be scaffolded from macro, meso and micro perspectives are presented. Finally, a reflective conclusion summarises the main points made and outlines implications for future coaching and coach education.
Sports Coaching Review
Jones, R.L. and Thomas, G.L. (2015) 'Coaching as ‘scaffolded’practice: further insights into sport pedagogy', Sports Coaching Review, 4(2), pp.65-79.
This article was published in Sports Coaching Review on 28 March 2016 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21640629.2016.1157321
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