Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


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  • Pedagogy and Coach Development in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

    The design of learning environments is a key component of the work in this research theme. We are particularly focused on non-linear learning theories pertaining to human movement, such as dynamical systems, game-centred approaches and ecological psychology, and their relationship to pedagogy in practice. Both physical education and performance sport are considered as key domains within which to explore the impact that teachers and coaches can have on environment design, practice design and the individual learning journey. We seek to better understand how to put theory into practice by actively developing research intensive projects that are applied. To this end, a key focus of the future research activity of this group endeavours to address the lack of empirical evidence that currently exists on these theoretical approaches.