The reflective sport system

Christopher R. D. Wagstaff*, Matthew Miller, Alessandro Quartiroli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Reflective practice is well established as a professional necessity and aid for professionals, not least within sport science and medicine. Indeed, given the emergence and growth of system-wide and interdisciplinary teams within sport, it is important for researchers and practitioners to understand how reflective practice can be optimised across such systems to best support the work of interdisciplinary and ensure effective, ethical, and competent practice. In this chapter, we argue that by supporting reflective practice across interdisciplinary teams in sport systems could enable the development of the “reflective system”. To realise these opportunities, we draw on two potential mechanisms – communities of practice and reflective practice groups – as potential foundations for the promoting reflective systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives, Pedagogy, and Applied Case Studies
EditorsBrendon Cropley, Zoe Knowles, Andy Miles, Emma Huntley
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000855920, 9781003198758
ISBN (Print)9781032056944
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2023

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