#SCP12: The Expert Pedagogue

This week we are discussing characteristics of an Expert Pedagogue in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit at the University of Canberra.

This is the SlideCast for the presentation:

During the presentation I intended to discuss the contribution of three people to the consideration of expert pedagogy:

In 2001, John Wooden gave a TED talk. I thought this was a fascinating video of someone who had been teaching and coaching since the 1930s.

I wrote about Coach Wooden in 2010 shortly after his death. In that post I included Bill Dwyre’s reminiscence:

On Oct. 14, 2000, he will be 90 years old. Yet he walks me out, shuffling alongside and making sure the gate is open and that I can find my way comfortably. My comfort is his. As I drive away, I remember something he told me weeks ago, a quote from Mother Teresa that he found meaningful: “A life not lived for others is not a life.” And I find myself wondering if there really is another one like him out there, or if this really is as good as it gets.

Bill’s observation took me back to another post I had written about humility and leadership. But that is a topic for another day!

2010 National Coaching and Officiating Conference, Melbourne

The 2010 Conference organised by the Australian Sports Commission is being held in Melbourne at the Ethiad Stadium from 23-24 November. This is a link to news about the opening of the conference.

This is a link to the Conference website. The aims of the conference are to:

  • Initiate discussion and debate, and analyse issues affecting coaching and officiating development
  • Discover new approaches that can positively influence coaching and officiating for community sport through to high performance sport
  • Inspire initiatives that will grow coaching and officiating and promote good practice.

This is a link to the conference program.

Three keynote speakers at the conference are: Carol Dweck; Avril Henry; and Bill Sweetenham.

Photo Credits

Rita Trudget

Snowy Baker, Duke Kahanamoku and Frank Beaurepaire, Sydney