Learning to mentor in sports coaching: a design thinking approach, edited by Fiona C. Chambers, London, Routledge, 2018, 252 pp., £105.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-138-04453-1

Leeder, Thomas (2019) Learning to mentor in sports coaching: a design thinking approach, edited by Fiona C. Chambers, London, Routledge, 2018, 252 pp., £105.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-138-04453-1. Sport, Education and Society, 24 (2). pp. 208-211. ISSN 1357-3322

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Abstract

Mentoring has been frequently cited as a valuable method of professional development for sports coaches. Nonetheless, there is an absence of scholarly work within the sports coaching field which explores the process of learning to become a coach mentor in detail. ‘Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach’ addresses this very issue with an innovative approach towards mentor training and preparation. The focus of the book is to highlight how design thinking, a systematic method to transform problems into creative solutions, can be adopted to analyse and rewrite mentoring conversations to optimise learning for both mentors and mentees. The central argument of the book maintains that sports coach mentors share similar characteristics and traits to design thinkers in the ways in which they attempt to facilitate and support coach learning and development. This review seeks to examine the focus of the book and consider its contribution to the broader body of literature in this field.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 00:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72519
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1563403

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