Coaching others to coach
Coaching others to coach

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

9 Summary of Session 5

The main learning points from this session are:

  1. The method of problem-based learning (PBL) has been outlined and an explanation of how it might be used to support coach learning and development considered.
  2. You have examined the method of flipped learning – an approach whereby learners are asked to prepare beforehand and so come ready to explore content in more detail. As with the PBL, the role of the teacher is to guide and facilitate learning.
  3. Instruction is often misunderstood – it is still a valuable teaching method if undertaken well by following some key principles. These key principles were outlined in this session.
  4. Explored five ideas which summarise research into teaching:
    • i.keep the end in mind
    • ii.use concrete examples and a narrative
    • iii.use variety and surprise
    • iv.provide enough breaks
    • v.effective feedback.
  5. Your repertoire of teaching approaches can be continuously developed and expanded. Selecting when each approach might be most effectively deployed is a real skill and part of the craft of being a coach developer.

In the next session you continue to think about how you support learning through the type of questions you ask. It is a real skill to frame good questions, to listen attentively and not provide the answers too quickly.

You can now go to Session 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371