Touch Screen Technology: Implementing a Technologically-Enhanced Profiling System for Student Sport Coaches | La technologie des écrans tactiles : mettre en œuvre un système de profilage amélioré par la technologie pour les entraîneurs sportifs en formation

Tom Browne, John Lyle

Abstract


This exploratory case study evaluates the implementation and use by student coaches of an innovative coaching profiling system, Touch Screen Technology (TST), to assess coaching behaviours. The study was designed to evaluate the potential of this technologically-enhanced assessment system as a profiling option for gathering, storing, retrieving, and presenting data about coaching competences. The case study documents and evaluates trainee coaches’ (N=100) experiences of using TST during an internship, identifying the advantages and challenges of implementation, and evaluating the potential for coach education and development. Evidence was triangulated from questionnaires, journals, and interviews (N=20). The responses from the coaches were overwhelmingly positive. The touch screen technology, specified assessment criteria, and graphical profiling helped to integrate assessment into the program along with increased awareness and understanding of the assessment process. The students’ subsequent reflections on the components of the coaching process positively impacted their performance. The study concludes that TST has the potential to assist in enhancing the learning process and bridging the gap between education and practice. Attention is drawn to the challenges of implementation.

Cette étude de cas exploratoire évalue la mise en œuvre et l’utilisation, par les élèves entraîneurs, d’un système innovateur de profilage d’entraîneurs, la technologie des écrans tactiles (« TÉT »), pour évaluer les comportements des entraîneurs. L’étude a été conçue pour évaluer le potentiel de ce système d’évaluation technologiquement amélioré comme option de profilage pour la collecte, l’entreposage, la récupération et la présentation de données sur les compétences des entraîneurs. L’étude de cas documente et évalue les expériences d’utilisation de la TÉT par les entraîneurs stagiaires (N=100) durant un stage tout en relevant les avantages et les défis liés à la mise en œuvre et en évaluant le potentiel pour la formation et le développement des entraîneurs. Les preuves ont été triangulées à partir de questionnaires, de journaux et d’entrevues (N=20). Les réponses des entraîneurs ont été très largement positives. La technologie des écrans tactiles, les critères d’évaluation précisés et le profilage graphique, tout comme la sensibilisation et la compréhension accrue du processus d’évaluation, ont aidé à intégrer l’évaluation au programme. Les réflexions subséquentes des élèves sur les composantes du processus d’entraînement ont eu une incidence positive sur leur rendement. L’étude conclut que la TÉT a le potentiel d’aider à améliorer le processus d’apprentissage et à combler l’écueil entre l’éducation et la pratique. L’étude attire l’attention vers les défis liés à la mise en œuvre.


Keywords


Touch Screen Technology; Coaching; Assessment criteria; Profiling; Coach education & development

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