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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: An exploration of context and learning in endurance sports coaching
Author(s): Kirkland, Andrew
Cowley, Joe
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Keywords: triathlon
sport pedagogy research
remote coaching
Issue Date: 2023
Date Deposited: 20-Mar-2023
Citation: Kirkland A & Cowley J (2023) An exploration of context and learning in endurance sports coaching. <i>Frontiers in Sports and Active Living</i>, 5, Art. No.: 1147475.
Abstract: This study explored contextual factors relating to coach learning of an international cohort of endurance sports coaches. Following ethical approval, 839 coaches, 612 coached athletes and 8352 non-coached athletes participated in the research. A critical realist research philosophy was adopted, in which self-completion surveys were developed in consultation with coaches and industry end-users. The context was dominated by remote coaching practices and digital technology which shaped how coaches learn and thus, what it meant to be a coach. Unmediated learning sources were biophysically biased and largely delivered through marketised platforms designed to sell products. The study findings have broader implications within sport and education, in which it is suggested that distance learning platforms may create a sense of psycho-emotional detachment in which capacity for learning can be limited.
DOI Link: 10.3389/fspor.2023.1147475
Rights: © 2023 Kirkland and Cowley. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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