Living Off, Living ForMax Weber, Science as aVocation, 1946
1. Plan and deliver sport and physical activityinitiatives in the community.2. Review, evaluate and communicate evidence-based resources relevant to sport coaching pedagogyand teaching.3. Assess their sport coaching and teachingperformance through a reﬂective framework.4. Use an e-portfolio to share their work withothers.
Prebendary, HonoriﬁcallyMax Weber, Science as aVocation, 1946
Science today is a vocation organised in specialdisciplines in the service of self-clariﬁcation andknowledge of interrelated facts.Max Weber, Science as aVocation, 1946
An occupational culture:Similar personal characteristics, backgrounds and experiencesSocial interaction, shared experience, common training andafﬁliationMutual support, associated values and normsA distinct jargonShapes perceptions of reality by developing classiﬁcation systemsto describe experiences and conceptsJohnson, Koh and Killough, 2009
Observing the behaviour of more experienced coaches duringpractice and games and listening during informal periodsleaves its mark on novice coaches.It is largely through such experiences that collectiveunderstandings begin to develop, and the shared meaningsabout the occupational culture of coaching starts to take shape.... much of what a new coach learns is through ongoinginteractions in the practical coaching context, as well as avariety of informal sources.Cushion, Armour and Jones, 2003
About CoachingWoodman, L. (1993). Coaching:A Science, an art, an emerging profession.Sport Science Review, 2(2), 1-13.Wiman, L., Salmoni, A. & Hall, C. (2010).An Examination of the Deﬁnitionand Development of Expert Coaching.International Journal of Coaching Science, 4(2), 37-60.
I have always looked at reﬂective practice as acompass of sorts to guide teachers when they maybe seeking direction as to what they are doing in theirclassrooms.The metaphor of reﬂection as a compass enablesteachers to stop, look, and discover where theyare at that moment and then decide where they wantto go (professionally) in the future.Farrell (2012)
Teacherhood must be based on a profound understandingabout the influence of childhood events on teacher students’present identity—and on their future identity as teachers aswell.Heikkilä, Uusiautti & Määttä (2012)
1. Communicate2. Analyse and inquire.3. Solve problems.4. Work independently and with others.5. Professional and socially responsible.
Photo CreditsWeek 1: The Young Australia League marching across Sydney Harbour Bridge, February 1931Week 2: Personal Development PlansWeek 3: Planning ProgramsWeek 4: Observation and Augmented Information (Keith Lyons, CC BY 3.0)Week 5: Sharing and Presenting Information 1Week 6: Mentoring 1Week 7: Using Digital Media: Produsing ResourcesWeek 8: Class Free Week (Keith Lyons, CC BY 3.0)Week 9: The Expert PedagogueWeek 10: Sharing Information 2Week 11: Managing InformationWeek 12: Mentoring 2Week 13: Long Term Athlete DevelopmentWeek 14: Reﬂecting on Coaching as a VocationWaving goodbye