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Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Critical Perspectives, Pedagogy, and Applied Case Studies

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ISBN 9781032056944
April 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Within the Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) and allied disciplines, reflective practice has become firmly established as a fundamental aspect of education, professional training and development, and applied service delivery. This has resulted in an emerging, context-specific evidence base that has attempted to make sense of the application and utility of reflective practice as a mechanism to facilitate personal and professional growth through experiential learning, and subsequently develop the knowledge required to navigate the complexities of applied practice.

This new and fully revised edition of Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences explores the contemporary conceptual landscape, critical perspectives, pedagogy, and applied considerations in reflective practice in the SES and allied disciplines. Contributions from scientists, researchers, practitioners, and academics offer innovative perspectives of reflective practice, founded on a synthesis of the contemporary empirical evidence base and applied practitioner experience.

These contributions challenge academic and/or practice-based audiences regarding the utility, research and representation of reflective practice, while offering critical insights into the application of different approaches to reflective practice. Based on exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all who work in the SES and allied disciplines, and, more widely, any professional aiming to become a more effective practitioner.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Exploring the Conceptual Landscape of Reflective Practice in SES and Allied Disciplines

1. Introduction: Reflecting on Opportunities and Journeys

2. Where are we now and where to next? A Strategic Pause amongst the Reflective Practice Literature in Sport and Exercise

3. The Reflective Sport and Exercise Science Practitioner

Section 2: Critical Perspectives

4. Where’s The Evidence? Contemporary Insights into the Impact Of Reflective Practice On Professional Practice

5. Making Reflective Practice More Meaningful: Saying the "unsayable"

6. Barriers to Reflective Practice and Opportunities for Progress in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and Allied Disciplines: Spaces and Places in Between

Section 3: Pedagogical and Applied Issues

7. Issues in Education, Professional Training and Development in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and Allied Disciplines

8. Facilitating Multicultural Reflective Practice During Supervision

9. The Reflective Sport System

10. Think Aloud as a Reflection In- and On-Action Tool

Section 4: Applied Case Studies

11. The Four A’s Framework for Service Delivery and Reflective Practice

12. Finding My "Dharma": Critical Reflective Practice During a Mid-Career Transition from Academia to Applied Exercise Psychology-

13. My Reflective Journey: A Retrospective Request for Permission to Find My Own Way to Reflect

14. Winning on the Road: Critical Reflections From Life in the Fast Lane!

15. Critical Reflective Practices of a Strength and Conditioning Coach: A Case Study of What Turned into Post-Structural Refracting

16. Reflective Practice During the Herizon Physical Activity Intervention Project: The Utility of Group Reflection and Lessons Learnt from Exercise Psychology Students

Section 5: Reflecting Forwards

17. Reflecting Backwards and Forwards: Summary, Recommendations, and Future Directions



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Brendan Cropley, PhD, FBASES, is a Professor of Sport Coaching in the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice at the University of South Wales. He is also the Head of the Centre for Football Research in Wales, and the Coaching Science Research Steering Group lead for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science.

Zoe Knowles, PhD, FBASES, is a Professor of Engagement and Learning at Liverpool John Moores University. Zoe is the Strategic Lead for External Engagement in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and a National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Public Engagement Professional. Zoe is also a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist.

Andy Miles, PhD, FBASES, is a part-time Principal Lecturer in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he previously managed the School's enterprise activities. He continues to engage with a wide range of stakeholders through his own education and training company, which provides products and services to a variety of sectors including sport, the military, the NHS, and the private sector.

Emma Huntley, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and member of the Sport and Exercise Science team in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University.