Self-identified and observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia: exploring the prevailing current of pedagogical practices

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Hewitt, Mitchell C.. 2012. "Self-identified and observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia: exploring the prevailing current of pedagogical practices." Danaher, Patrick (ed.) 10th Symposium of Postgraduate and Early Career Research (PGECR 2012): Researching Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-Between. Brisbane, Australia Toowoomba, Australia.
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Self-identified and observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia: exploring the prevailing current of pedagogical practices

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AuthorHewitt, Mitchell C.
EditorsDanaher, Patrick
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 10th Postgraduate and Early Career Research Symposium (PGECR 2012)
Year2012
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Conference/Event10th Symposium of Postgraduate and Early Career Research (PGECR 2012): Researching Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-Between
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10th Symposium of Postgraduate and Early Career Research (PGECR 2012): Researching Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-Between
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Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

Many educational theorists believe that there is no 'best' teaching style. Apart from anecdotal reports, little is known about what teaching styles are being employed by Australian tennis coaches or if they are using a variety of teaching styles as recommended by coach education providers. This paper presents the prevailing current of pedagogical practices of tennis coaches in Australia. It describes the findings of research completed on the self-identified teaching styles of 208 tennis coaches as well as the observed teaching styles of 12 tennis coaches from three 30 minute tennis lessons. Mosston and Ashworth's Spectrum of Teaching Styles (2008) was used as a basis for identifying the coaches' teaching styles.
Results from the survey questionnaire indicated that coaches reported to using all of the teaching styles on Mosston and Ashworth's (2008) Spectrum of Teaching Styles. When the recorded lessons of the 12 coaches were coded, however, two teaching styles were actually observed. The teaching styles observed strongly correlate with the pedagogical principles associated with direct instruction guidelines whereby the coach makes decisions about what the students are learning in addition to how and why they are learning it.

Keywordsteaching styles; coaching methodology; tennis coach
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520107. Sport and exercise psychology
390111. Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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