A constructivist approach to understanding a coach's learning through mentoring

  • Author / Creator
    Dutove, Julia Kathryn
  • Research in coach education has considered various ways in which coaches learn to coach. Mentoring has received attention in recent years as a possible way for coaches to learn, yet most of the research has described only what is learned not how learning has occurred. Using constructivist theory, this thesis described how learning occurred through a coach mentoring program between swim coaches over an eight week period. The learning experiences in this study showed how constructivist theory can be used to understand learning and how future mentoring programs can be designed for the best learning opportunities for coaches and the best teaching opportunities for mentors.

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    Master of Arts
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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    • Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Denison, Jim (Physical Education and Recreation)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Savoy, Carolyn (Health and Human Performance)
    • Reade, Ian (Physical Education and Recreation)