Hooked on coaching

Nerantzi, C 2011, 'Hooked on coaching' , Storehouse, TEAN .

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Coaching is widely used and recognised in Business as a driver for improved performance for some time now. Coaching has also been introduced to the Education sector and especially Further Education has embraced it through National Initiatives such as the Subject Learning Coaches Initiative of the Teaching and Learning Programme (Learning and Skills Network). However, while mentoring schemes are used and valued in Higher Education (HE), especially within PgCert Teaching and Learning programmes, Maddern (2010: 38) points out that coaching is not widely used in HE despite the fact that it has the potential to ‘be enormously beneficial in helping academics reconcile the often conflicting demands (of teaching, research and administration) they are faced with as well as optimising their performance, increasing productivity and helping them achieve their goals’. What follows is a personal reflective review and an exploration into coaching and its relevance and usefulness for academic development activities. It has been written shortly after I completed postgraduate qualifications in this area at the University of Oxford Brookes in collaboration with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service and at the University of Wolverhampton and it provides an insight into how my thinking and practice has been influenced by coaching.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Storehouse, TEAN
Publisher: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
Refereed: No
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Depositing User: Mrs Chrissi Nerantzi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:31
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17777

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