Reflection and reflective practice: a theoretical and practical guide
chapterposted on 2023-08-30, 17:24 authored by Anna Stodter, Ian Minto
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.
Number of pages184
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Title of bookSports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide
EditorsEd Cope, Mark Partington
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