Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

A Gender Comparison of Student Coaching during a Unit of Sport Education

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

A Gender Comparison of Student Coaching during a Unit of Sport Education

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Research on Sport Education (Siedentop, 1994) has shown the model to be effective in motivating students to engage in the student-directed tasks of the curriculum (Hastie, 1996). Despite this level of engagement, Alexander and Luckman (2001) found that teachers were critical of students' role performance during Sport Education, especially in relation to the effectiveness of student coaches in facilitating skill development and promoting equity. Further research is required to examine the dynamics of the peer teaching during Sport Education and its effect on equitable participation and peer performance development. The purpose of this study was to use a didactic methodology (Amade-Escot, 2000) to provide a cross-case analysis of male and female student coaches' approaches to the development of floor hockey content and promotion of equitable participation during the peer teaching tasks of a third-grade unit of Sport Education. The didactic protocol included collecting data regarding student intentions, actions and interpretations of content learned through the use of lesson observations and participant interviews. Data analysis consisted of the identification of problematic instructional episodes in the teaching-learning process or Critical Didactic Incidents during the peer teaching tasks and a search for configurations in the data across episodes. …

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