Educative mentoring in sport coaching: a reciprocal learning process

Leeder, Thomas M. ORCID:, Russell, Kate ORCID: and Beaumont, Lee C. ORCID: (2022) Educative mentoring in sport coaching: a reciprocal learning process. Cambridge Journal of Education, 52 (3). pp. 309-326. ISSN 0305-764X

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Educative mentoring positions mentors and mentees as co-learners within a collaborative relationship, while emphasising reciprocal learning. However, research exploring educative mentoring is limited to teacher-mentors, restricting our understanding of the potential learning opportunities an educative stance provides mentors in other occupational fields. Consequently, the aim of this research was to explore the learning of sport coach mentors, with a specific focus on whether they were able to learn reciprocally from their mentees in a two-way process. As part of a wider project, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 sport coach mentors employed by a sport governing body, with interview transcripts subject to reflexive thematic analysis. Findings indicate that when an educative stance is adopted by a sport coach mentor, they are able to engage with collaborative learning opportunities with their mentees, which results in possibilities for growth and professional development. Practical implications for sport coach mentor training are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Sport, Health And Education
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2021 00:41
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 10:30
DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2021.1990860


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