Collins, D.J., Collins, L., and Willmott, T. (2016) Over egging the pudding? Comments on Ojala and Thorpe. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3 (1). pp. 90-93. ISSN 2328-918X
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In a recent paper in ISCJ, Ojala and Thorpe offered a culturally based observation that questions the role and application of coaching in action sports. Their critique is focused on the action sport of snowboarding which, despite its’ comparatively recent inclusion in the Olympics, retains a different, almost collaborative rather than competitive culture more akin to other action sports such as skateboarding and surfing. Ojala and Thorpe then present Problem Based Learning (PBL) as the solution to many of these perceived ills, describing the positive characteristics of the approach and promoting its cultural fit with action sport environments and performers. In this paper we offer a different perspective, which questions the veracity of the data presented and the unquestioningly positive view of PBL as the answer. Our alternative, data-driven perspective suggests that action sport athletes are increasingly positive, or even desirous of good coaching, of which PBL is a possible approach; suitable for some athletes some of the time.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Coaching; action sports; adventure sports; Problem based learning|
|Subjects:||C - Biological sciences > C800 - Psychology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing|
|Deposited By:||Howie Carson|
|Deposited On:||22 Oct 2015 10:28|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2016 06:12|
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