A Coach Developers’ Narrative on Scaffolding a Learner-Centred Coaching Course in Brazil

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Sport coaching in Brazil is a regulated profession that requires higher education qualifications. A degree in physical education (PE) is mandatory since 1998 for those who aspire to work as coaches in the country, which has led universities and professors to play a key role in developing coaches through formal education. Through a personal narrative approach, we—a professor and a PhD candidate—wrote this paper with the purpose of sharing our pathways and reflections in implementing a learner-centred teaching (LCT) approach in an undergraduate coaching course in Brazil, both acting as coach developers (CDs). From a personal and professional growth perspective, as CDs, we acknowledge the relevance of offering such practical experiences along with reflection and peer sharing as crucial steps for practitioners to improve CD expertise in the higher education setting. By reflecting on the potential of a LCT approach in higher education, we demonstrate how LCT strategies can enhance opportunities for student-coaches to gain exposure to meaningful practical coaching situations as a way to better develop their coaching skills within the university environment.

Larissa R. Galatti is with the School of Applied Sciences and School of Physical Education, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Yura Yuka Sato dos Santos and Paula Korsakas are with the School of Physical Education, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Address author correspondence to Yura Yuka Sato dos Santos at yura_sato@hotmail.com.
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