The concept of positive pedagogy has transformed the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. Presenting examples of positive pedagogy in action, this book is the first to apply its basic principles to individual sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and karate.
Using the game based approach (GBA) (an athlete-centred, inquiry-based method that involves game-like activities), this book demonstrates how positive pedagogy can be successfully employed across a range of sports and levels of performance, while also providing insight into coaches’ experiences of this approach. Divided into three sections that focus on the development, characteristics and applications of positive pedagogy, it fills a gap in coaching literature by extending the latest developments of GBA to activities beyond team sports. It pioneers a way of coaching that is both efficient in improving performance and effective in promoting positive experiences of learning across all ages and abilities.
Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching: Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports is invaluable reading for all sports coaching students as well as any practising coach or physical education teacher looking for inspiration.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Richard Light is Professor of Sport Pedagogy in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. A prominent figure in research on, and the development of, athlete-centred coaching, his work situates learning and coaching within social and cultural contexts to emphasize the subjective, affective and whole-person nature of experience and learning in sport. His work, which draws on contemporary learning theory, social theory and his experiences of coaching and teaching across a range of cultural settings, has developed into a distinctive approach to sport coaching pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: The Development of Positive Pedagogy 1. Outline of Positive Pedagogy for Coaching and Teaching [with Stephen Harvey] 2. Making Sense of Learning 3. Making Learning Positive Part II: Pedagogical Features of Positive Pedagogy 4. Design and Management of Learning Experiences 5. Questioning for Learning [with Stephen Harvey] 6. An Inquiry-based Approach Part III: Applications Introduction to Part III 7. Developing Skill in Team Games 8. Swimming 9. Croquet [with Jenny Clarke] 10. Running 11. Javelin 12. Kayak Roll [with Chris North] 13. Rock Climbing [with Mohammad Shah Razak] 14. Gymnastics [with Bianca Couto de Aguiar] 15. Karate Concluding Thoughts