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Sports coaching as an ecology of ideas

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie DP Muller, Gene 2009-08-25T10:54:13Z 2009-08-25T10:54:13Z 2009-08-25T10:54:13Z 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Muller, Gene (2009) Sports coaching as an ecology of ideas, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract In this study an ecosystematic approach to sports coaching is forwarded. This approach is illustrated using the analogy of an ecology of ideas. Ideas informing the life span of a coach within an elite team are explored. The researcher engaged four subjects in conversations the life span of a coach in an elite team. these conversations are viewed as co-constructions of realities. The coach abides within a team for a limited time. he or she enters an existing ecology of ideas, which can contribute to, or detract from, the efficacy of the coach in a team. This ecology of ideas evolves as aold meanings shift and new meanings emerge. These menings are explored in this disertation. An awareness of the ecology of ideas within a team can inform the coach to perturb the ecology of ideas in a direction that is mutually qualified as successful en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 94, 25 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Sports coaching en
dc.subject Teams en
dc.subject Systems thinking en
dc.subject Cybernetics e
dc.subject Ecosystemic epistemology en
dc.subject Ecology of ideas en
dc.subject Structure determinism en
dc.subject Observing system en
dc.subject Social construction en
dc.subject Mutual qualification en
dc.subject Co-construction en
dc.subject Perturbation en
dc.subject Narrative metaphor en
dc.subject Reframing en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Thematic analysis en
dc.subject Reflexivity en
dc.subject.ddc 796.077
dc.subject.lcsh Coaching (Athletics) -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Cybernetics en
dc.subject.lcsh Metaphor -- Psychological aspects en
dc.title Sports coaching as an ecology of ideas en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical psychology)

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