(Re)conceptualising coach education and development: towards a rhizomatic approach

Leeder, Thomas M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7456-2175 (2024) (Re)conceptualising coach education and development: towards a rhizomatic approach. Sports Coaching Review, 13 (2). pp. 293-305. ISSN 2164-0629

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To ensure sport coaches across all domains deliver ethical practices, appropriately educating the coaching workforce is of paramount importance. Yet, coach education programmes have been heavily critiqued for failing to enhance coaches’ knowledge and practice. In recognising the sociocultural nature of coach learning, researchers have drawn upon prominent social theorists such as Bourdieu, Foucault, and Bernstein amongst others to critically analyse coach education provision. However, the notion of rhizomatic learning, derived from the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, has yet to be applied to coach education research, despite its ability to disrupt normalised and linear education systems. Consequently, the aim of this new horizons paper is to introduce rhizomatic learning as a possible framework for (re)conceptualising coach education and development. The intention of this paper is to put Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts “to work” to help theorise how social actors and coaching discourses function to produce learning and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coach learning,deleuze and guattari,professional development,rhizome,business and international management,social sciences (miscellaneous),tourism, leisure and hospitality management ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1403
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: 19 Apr 2024 11:30
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024 08:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94972
DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2024.2343560


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