Extensive research regarding learning and development as a player / coach / human being supports situated learning, where one can create learning environments that are characterized by personal commitment, active participation, building meaning, enthusiasm, social engagement and experimentation.
- Involves a cognitive and social aspect, taking place in social communities of practice
- Not just in the classroom
- Not only through ‘teaching’
- Learning is an integrated part of the daily activities
- It is not about WHETHER students learn, but rather WHAT and HOW they learn
- The concept of apprenticeship where new/unexperienced students learn from experienced mentors through repetition and imitation.
- Clear instructions and structure provided by coaches and expectations for the player
- The possibility of immediate interaction by the coach or team mates will enable players to be aware of what they are doing, how they are doing and what the next step is (feed back, feed up, feed forward)
- Players will develop and evaluate their own processes
- The inclination and courage to learn and develop through challenges create a growth mindset.