Reflection and reflective practice: a theoretical and practical guide

Stodter, Anna and Minto, Ian (2020) Reflection and reflective practice: a theoretical and practical guide. In: Sports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 69-79. ISBN 9780815392095

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This chapter examines the practice of a case study UKCC Level 4 qualified coach and coach educator in exhibiting and developing reflection, both for himself and in others. It provides evidence-based recommendations for coaching students and practitioners. The ability to reflect and to engage in reflective practice is accepted as a key characteristic of effective and ‘expert’ sport coaches. Reflection offers a roadmap to examine experiences and responses as they occur, as well as consciously reviewing, describing, analysing and evaluating past practice, with a view to gaining insight to improve future practice. Reflective practice can be a written and cognitive process but there are clearly issues in recognising or indeed measuring the effects of reflective practice. A common thread among different theories is that reflective practice enables learning and knowledge construction embedded in the particular activity and context.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Reflection, Sports coaching
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
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Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 15:11

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