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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.45-61
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 31 Aug 2021
Received 08 Jul 2021 Revised 10 Aug 2021 Accepted 10 Aug 2021

Understanding on Self-Learning of Korean Coaches
Jinhee Kim*
Andong National University, Republic of Korea, Professor

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Self-learning conducted by coaches not only contributes to their self-development but significantly affects those who they coach. Present research was conducted as a case study in order to explore by what means learning is taking place amongst Korean coaches. Eighty-six coaches working with athletes attending elementary school, middle school, high school and university, as well as lifestyle sports directors, and coaches working at a professional level were asked open-ended questions regarding independent learning. The contents of the coaching as well as the independent learning were analysed using the content analysing. It was found that the main role as a coach was thought to be in fulfilling various responsibilities as a coach, and the most utilised source of learning was informal, first-hand experience. A variety of media resources were also found to be widely used as a source for coach improvement. Present study provides an aid in understanding the current situation of independent learning being conducted by coaches, and is likely to be of use as the basic data for shaping the content and method of learning required in coach education within Korea.

Keywords: coach, formal learning, informal learning, non-formal learning, learning experience

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