Coaching as ‘scaffolded’ practice: further insights into sport pedagogy
The purpose of this paper 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 conceptualization 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 summarizes the main points made and outlines implications for future coaching and coach education.
Published inSports Coaching Review
PublisherTaylor & Francis
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
CitationJones, R.L. and Thomas, G.L. (2015) 'Coaching as 'scaffolded' practice: further insights into sport pedagogy', Sports Coaching Review, 4(2), pp.65-79.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff Met AuthorsRobyn Jones Gethin Thomas
Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group
- Sport Coaching
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