Reflective learning in sport: A case study of a senior level triathlete.

Andrea Faull, Brendan Cropley

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This paper attempts to highlight the influence of integrating reflective practice into the training programme of an elite athlete and thus outline the pertinence of
reflective practice in the development of athletic performance. A case study with
an elite senior level triathlete is presented in order to examine how a structured
approach to reflective practice can be incorporated as a method of advancing
evaluative skills and increasing levels of self-awareness. Findings from this case
study support the notion that reflective practice can be used to holistically aid
athletic performance. Evidence was found for an increase in self-awareness and
evaluative skills, and supports the notion that reflective practice should be considered as a component for athlete development. Consequently, applied sport
psychologists must develop their own understanding of reflective practice and the
way that it can be integrated into the support services they offer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-339
JournalReflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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