Investigating a Coach's Facilitation of Learning Situations Among Masters and Youth Athletes

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dc.contributor.authorMacLellan, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T21:03:42Z
dc.date.available2016-11-25T21:03:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/35501
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-459
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aimed to uncover age-related differences in a coach’s approaches to facilitate learning for Masters athletes (MAs) and youth athletes, using the Andragogy in Practice Model (Knowles et al., 2012) as a guide. Data in this instrumental case study were gathered from three semi-structured coach interviews, four focus group interviews (two with each cohort), and moderate participant observation (Spradley, 1980) to inform interview content. Results of qualitative analyses suggested, through the coach and athletes’ perspectives, that the coach oriented her approaches differently between MAs (aged 27-70) and youth (aged 14-15). She allowed the MAs to self-direct and make decisions, and encouraged them to ask questions collaboratively. Comparatively, she held a directed control and structure for the youth’s training influenced by highly competitive expectations. Despite differences, we acknowledge andragogy’s usefulness with both cohorts, and suggest that coaches recognize nuances between age groups that may influence how they orient their approaches.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectandragogy
dc.subjectcoaching
dc.subjectlearning
dc.subjectMasters athletes
dc.subjectpedagogy
dc.subjectsport
dc.subjectteaching
dc.subjectyouth
dc.titleInvestigating a Coach's Facilitation of Learning Situations Among Masters and Youth Athletes
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorYoung, Bradley
dc.contributor.supervisorCallary, Bettina
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
uottawa.departmentSciences de l'activité physique / Human Kinetics
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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