Clive Palmer National Teaching Fellow

Clive Palmer National Teaching Fellow
University of Central Lancashire | UCLAN · School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors

B.Ed. Hons (QTS). M.A. (Phys Ed.) Ph.D.

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Introduction
Clive Palmer is an experienced teacher and researcher. He has written widely across socio-cultural areas of sport involving philosophy, education, creative pedagogies and qualitative research. He is a strong advocate of Research Informed Teaching and actively promotes opportunities to showcase student writing and arts-based learning. Clive is Editor of The Sporting Image Series (2009-date) also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (2007-date).
Additional affiliations
September 2008 - present
University of Central Lancashire
Position
  • Senior Lecturer: Sports Coaching, PE and Outdoor Education
Description
  • Appointed to lead on UCLan's new UKCC Level 4 Masters degree in Elite Sport Coaching - Programme Leader on the BA Sports Studies and BA Coaching (Top Up) degrees - School Research Coordinator - External Examiner - Supervising MAs, PhDs and Examination.
September 2001 - September 2008
Liverpool Hope University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer: Physical Education and Gymnastics
Description
  • Curriculum Leader for Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy on BA/BSc Sports Studies degrees. Practical and theory modules: Coaching, PE (QTS), Gymnastics and Trampolining, Outdoor Education: Mountaineering and Canoeing
September 1994 - November 1999
Halton College of Further Education
Position
  • Lecturer: Sports Science
Description
  • Course Leader for National Diploma Sports Science - Outdoor Education Residentials - ACCESS to Sports Studies (mature students) - GCSE Physical Education - CSLA Community Sports Leader Awards - QTS Assessor (Teacher Training)

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With over 120 contributors across 60 chapters, their ages ranging from 6 months to 60 years, the Sports Monograph represents a compendium of voices; telling experiences and rich perspectives, all stimulated by personal involvement in sport, Physical Education and sports culture. Consequently, the volume has a broad remit but a common theme. This ha...
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Note: This file is prelims and contents. For individual chapters please view "Chapters" for work mentored by Clive Palmer and "Datasets"for work mentored by Iain Adams and Ray Physick. This book exhibits a collection of art with supporting narratives, the final artworks emerging from a teaching initiative in aesthetic education which spanned the...
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Welcome to the Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (JQRSS) which comprises papers from first-time authors alongside more experienced writers, all wishing to share their ideas stemming from primary research or through critical discussion articles. A glance down the contents pages in this document reveals a range of contributions which...
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All articles submitted to JQRSS (2007-date) have been mapped in this document across 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year undergraduate and all postgraduate submissions including: PGCEs and PGDips, MA, MRes, MPhil/Ph.D. Post Doc, Early Career Researchers and Professors. It is hoped that navigating across the journals may be easier by reference to this informatio...
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The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies presents a valuable opportunity for students; undergraduates and postgraduates alike to write mentored publications of their research activities within the sport’s world. The papers are externally reviewed by academics from institutions (UK and overseas) who have an interest in researching sport...
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Welcome to Volume 14 (2020) Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (JQRSS) comprising papers from first-time authors alongside more experienced writers, all wishing to share their ideas stemming from primary research or through critical discussion articles. A glance down the contents page reveals a range of contributions which may be inf...
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The performing arts offer opportunities for the creative representation of spiritual and moral values and serve an important function in contemporary culture. Dance, and in particular ballet, has the potential through its somatic dynamics centred around graceful movement and stylised gesture, to offer an alluring spectacle of beauty and value to an...
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This Health Faculty PGR research methods workshop is about honing our senses; in this case through observation and listening, to detect subtleties of the every-day and construct new meaning or understanding from them. It is about noticing and responding, to be curious and question things and make inferences to build stories about what we have perce...
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You’d expect learning in Sport to be fun and engaging which are good conditions for learning generally, but for many staff doing post-graduate study (in our experience), their research endeavours risk being thrust in to a competitive sport’s culture. The person becomes judged for ‘impact’, often in an over-scientised perspective of research in spor...
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Joined up writing in Sport and Health – An invitation to JQRSS For collaborative writing, shared across boundaries, made public, pedagogic and personal investment… Overview Who is it for and what can it do for you? JQRSS volume 13 – contributions – an international trend continued Can you see your story fitting in? The broader notion of Sport –...
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Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies: an accessible menu for learning: Accessibility – Open Access. Available in hard copy and free: hosted on 5 research-focused social media platforms. Readership and Appeal – journals are usually places where academics can argue with other academics on some theoretical point. Rarely are they written f...
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Scope and purpose of the journal The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies presents a valuable opportunity for researchers at all levels including students; Undergraduates and Postgraduates alike, and all levels of academic staff from Demonstrator to Professor, to write and publish articles of their research activities within the sport'...
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When the Outdoor Image module was launched in 2015/16 (it’s sister module being the Sporting Image in BA Sports Studies), a concern was what topics might the Outdoor students focus upon? Sport has a delicious menu of conflict and controversy from competition, nationalities and teams, drugs, winning, losing, corruption, race and gender discriminatio...
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Research Focus – eye on the ball Despite the importance of the Academy Manager within professional Rugby League, there remains a paucity of evidence on the what, how, and why of their practice. This research will investigate the factors that determine the impact these Academy Managers have upon the transition of talent from academy into the Senior...
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These events are a fantastic, I've been to every one. Clive makes research skills come alive, so relevant to my needs and so inspiring in style, it makes me relax about my PhD project and enjoy the challenge. Clive has massive impact on my own teaching too, when I try to visualise myself doing what he does. Superb". Danny Massaro (staff member and...
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The Physical Education (PE) community is notoriously resistant to change, which has seemingly trapped the subject in a paradoxical stalemate. This poster offers some unorthodox educational potential for PE, couched in literacy and meaning making, whilst at the same time issues a wake-up call for the subject. Primary data were collected via intervie...
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Arts-based practice – a strategy for creative engagement Integral to my evolving pedagogy for arts-based practice is the broadcasting and sharing of these valuable learning products through studentcentred publication; publication and academic literacy being the ‘learning currency’ of Higher Education. To date, some 300 chapters of staff-student col...
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NTFS Criterion 1: Individual excellence Evidence of enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession; demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it. NTFS Criterion 2: Raising the profile of excellence Evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for stude...
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Engaging with research is part of your academic study. This symposium aims to introduce you to a range of research questions, methodologies and implications for the outdoor practitioner. Your role during the day is quite simple, sit back, relax, and enjoy the day. However, you are encouraged to ask questions and start thinking about your own potent...
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This session uses sketches/drawing/doodles as a means for teaching (conducting) observation and developing analysis in ethnographic fieldwork. The process of working with visual data to enjoy and feel confident with deeper critical thinking is the focus of the session, from which other products may be realised; such as [textual] story-telling, rich...
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Anna and Clive were invited to give a keynote on 'excellence' in teaching and learning to open this vibrant conference for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Our talk featured milestones in our personal journeys towards becoming National Teaching Fellows in 2019, in a way that colleagues might relate to, apply for themselves in the future, and he...
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Contents: National Teaching Fellow a chance tell your story The Qualitative Bazaar teaching magic FLESH OUTPublic Engagement and Performance conference Autoethnographic and creative collaboration - Panel Leeds March 2020 Volume 13 of JQRSS: Dec 2019 10 papers international/national Visiting Professor May 2019 Sport and PE to Hunan Normal Universit...
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‘A flattened hierarchy of intellectual endeavour’ was just one description of what JQRSS achieves each year, the comment being made by a National Teaching Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire. Whilst a hierarchy of role/title or position necessarily exists in Higher Education; student-teacher, lecturer-professor, the shared voices on the...
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Recent research has explored life skills as an indicator of positive development in youth. Life skills learned in sport must be transferred into non-sport contexts to be considered life skills. Building upon past methodological challenges, the primary objective of this study was to explore the use of online journaling to capture youths' experiences...
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In this article, the use of a graphic book, Tottenham’s Trojan Horse? and linked public events, are explored as vehicles for the wider communication of qualitative research findings from a PhD thesis that sought to gain an in-depth understanding of how local people in Tottenham tried to influence the sports stadium-led regeneration in their communi...
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At a time when UK Sport are deciding how future funding for elite sport is to be allocated, this paper provides perspective from the manager of a sport funded for Talent but not for Performance. Qualitative data, collected through the reflective log of the Performance Manager of a National Governing Body, uncovers the difficulties that exist when f...
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Towards being physically educated in PE, this paper imparts a pedagogical message to school hierarchies; LEAs, Senior Management Teams, Governors, Parents Associations, and indeed, mainstream PE teachers ‘at the chalk face’, about the potential of their subject for intellectual development. PE is not just a fun exercise or a break from learning at...
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The concept of resilience has a wide theoretical framework with a growing body of research addressing resilience in sport. With competitive athletes experiencing multiple stressors and adversities throughout their sporting careers, it is important to further understand resilience within a sporting context. The aim of this study was to explore elite...
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This research investigated body image in a group of British female athletes to find out their thoughts and feelings about their appearance, and if they felt this impacted on their athletic careers in any way. The athletes were interviewed individually being asked about their perception of bodies. Four key themes were identified which were analysed...
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This paper discusses some perspectives as to whether the status of a form of art can claimed for sporting activities. I would like to question the assumptions contained within this point of view, by examining the idea of sporting activities being open to, and objects of, aesthetic appraisal; but also to go further and question the idea of sporting...
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The education of athletes about Olympic principles at sport events has become a new trend. Sport bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) have launched educational projects for their respective youth multisport events – the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and the European Youth Olympic Festival (E...
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This is to certify that Maksim Berdnikov has been recognised by the JQRSS Editorial Board for his outstanding research activities, scholarly conduct and valuable contribution to the journal: Berdnikov, M. and Krieger, J. (2019) Education facilitators at youth mega-events: practical and methodological considerations. Journal of Qualitative Research...
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This research is prompted by the call from two reflective accounts written by Ethan Williams; Old People on Screens and Musical Chairs, as stimuli for a number of his fellow degree students to respond to (acknowledged above). Adopting student-voice for both the call and response moves the pedagogical inquiry firmly towards that of Research Informed...
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Many research theories and frameworks have been proposed to describe the talent development environment in a variety of sports and other high-performance domains. None of these, however, have suitably described the context the first author had experienced in high level rugby league during a career that has spanned 40 years as professional player, c...
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Welcome to Volume 13 (2019) Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (JQRSS) comprising papers from first-time authors alongside more experienced writers, all wishing to share their ideas stemming from primary research or through critical discussion articles. A glance down the contents page reveals a range of contributions which may be inf...
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A symposium for Post-Graduate researchers in the school of Sport and Health Sciences to share, barter and haggle over ideas, research methods and ‘impact’. Set out your stall, present your case, pick up a bargain. THIS DOCUMENT (LIST OF ABSTRACTS) WILL BE UPDATED APPROACHING THE EVENT Added: Andrew Sprake Jason Wragg Richard Whall Danny Lee...
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This presentation scopes a 12-year project of publishing undergraduate and postgraduate research through various student-centred books, including the highly innovative Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (established 2007). Across some 400 publications, spanning storytelling, poetry, arts and qualitative research in sport, writing par...
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Invited to be Visiting Professor in Sport and Physical Education at Hunan Normal University, to develop the collaborative Sino-British project in teaching PE. This talk given to 100 undergraduates and then 200 post-graduates and staff to signal opportunities for research and learning. The talk also pitched an open invitation to potential authors fo...
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A fundamental premise is that academic writing [literacy] is the primary currency for ‘trading’ in learning at schools and in universities. However, whilst most students understand the need to produce writing for their teachers, the trade is often one-way, primarily for a summative grade. Also, a perennial challenge in teaching is getting students...
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Title: Stop Press – “Participant observer – roles in messy data” … but who cares? (with some ethnography stuff by Clive Palmer (and his amazing Research Machine) • Understanding field research positions: some opportunities and consequences • Role-play – something lively to observe – loosely on the notion of care. • Note-taking – data to create/take...
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JQRSS Goes International is an indication of how the journal has evolved in recent years and indeed, where it has enjoyed visiting this past year, now possessing something akin to the bulging passport of a globe trotter. Through the portal of the internet, JQRSS has developed an international presence, becoming a stage for voices to share and colla...
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This paper affords a glimpse in to the process and product of a larger PhD study which questions the notions of hero and heroine as they relate to gender identity and role model perceptions in extreme adventure activities and/or expeditions. A critical dialogue, or duologue between the PhD researcher and her hyper-critical Research Goddess is used...
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This is to certify that Dr. Carmen Byrne has been recognised by the JQRSS Editorial Board for her outstanding research activities, scholarly conduct and valuable contribution to the journal: Byrne, C. and Palmer, C. (2018) Hero, heroine or outcast? A quest for understanding through critical dialogue: the Research Goddess and me. Journal of Qualitat...
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Since the inception of the game, cricket coaches have been coaching batting techniques to cricketers at various levels using mainly cricket coaching manuals. Most of these manuals advocate the straight batting backlift technique (SBBT). However, previous research has shown that the practice of elite batsmen does not match the theory of the backlift...
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The Physical Education (PE) community is notoriously resistant to change, yet this opposition has rendered the educational progress of PE trapped in a paradoxical stalemate. This paper offers some unorthodox educational potential for PE, couched in literacy and meaning making, whilst at the same time issues a wake-up call for the subject. Primary d...
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This workshop aims to teach something about qualitative research methods; being a means to experience thematic analysis and data handling in a socio-cultural research. Key aspects of data management will include: data collection, grouping and data analysis for initial themes, data synthesis to find new relationships, and finally communication, to b...
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This research did not set out to solve a problem or even find one, it set out to practice some field research strategies for data collection on the move. Learning was the aim and that was certainly the outcome, other inferences were made on route. Through this practice; observation and social positioning, role play, listening, note taking, photogra...
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Bodybuilding has generated debate and controversy for its position in the sporting world, with research having largely focused on pathologizing the sport. This study aimed to gain insight from the accounts of bodybuilders regarding their personal meanings, experiences, and motivations for engaging in the sport within Greece. Semi-structured intervi...
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This study deploys the use of ethnodrama through a play script, to tell the story of a cricket coach and an episode of coaching cricket in an area of Los Angeles that has been notorious for its negative portrayal in the media-Compton, LA. This creative nonfiction piece helps the reader to understand this world from the reflexive perspective of the...
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Lacking sleep one night the Little Prince appeared to me. Having never heard of sport I informed him that sport is something that has been a part of cultures past and present. Through history sport has changed and we have deviated from the first definition of sport to one now focused around physical exertion and health. However, there are sports th...
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Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) requires its participants to perform acrobatic feats of aesthetic actions across four disciplines of apparatus: balance beam, asymmetric bars, vault, and the floor exercise. From the promotion of demure grace in the 1950s, to the acrobatic, youthful slimness of the 1970s and now the 21 st century battle of muscular...
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This paper explores the IAAF's crisis communication through a qualitative content analysis of press releases published by the IAAF. In total, this study utilizes 113 press releases between 4 th December 2014 and 30 th September 2017. Themes were identified and several categories are used to analyse the communication messages of the IAAF. The paper...
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A Long Exposure draws upon a gallery of photographs to inform an auto-narrative which captures a meaning behind those images. Alongside this is a response-narrative created from the reactions of viewers to the same gallery. Comparisons are drawn between the experiences of the photographer and the participants from their elicited emotions, responses...
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This paper discusses some incentives, or rather gimmicks from the Football Association (FA) to increase female participation in the sport. However, public responses to pink whistles and pocket mirrors (etc.) indicate that the social construction of gender continues to be omnipresent in the FA. Consequently, it is proffered that girls’ access to pla...
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This paper is a critical self-introspection revealing a personal strategy for managing sleep and insomnia. The opportunity to explore one's own conscious thoughts and feelings on this subject points to the first-person narrative style of the text. First, a dream is described, this becoming the vehicle for some perceptive observations about this 'ac...
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A heutagogical approach to coach education: what worked for one particular learner, how and why Abstract No longer the exclusive domain of national governing bodies (NGBs), an increasing number of coaches now engage in professional development through higher education (HE) routes. One educational approach that has gained a recent foothold in the HE...
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Storytelling as a mode of research is the focus of this paper, but centred upon the topic of rugby; more specifically, the touchline culture of Rugby Football League. This article, which is a development in ongoing PhD research, provides a glimpse in to the social complexities of (i) some youths playing the game, (ii) some parents emotional investm...
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The paper is a typology of three elite level golf coaches, presented in a storied format using a creative nonfiction approach. The stories are based upon data collected through observations and interviews over the course of a year. In order to further decontextualize [protect] the subjects and aid generalization to support coach learning, a second...
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Notice: The discussions, statements of fact and opinions contained in the articles of The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies are those of the respective authors and cited contributors and are set out in good faith for the general guidance of student supported research and the promotion of pedagogical discussion in teaching and learni...
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This chapter offers a critical discussion about Physical Education (PE), which is largely informed by pupil-voice research. The authors will elaborate on a presentation which took place at the 12th FIEP European Congress in Luxembourg (Sprake, 2017; 2017a). Our aims are twofold. Firstly, we aim to challenge the rhetoric surrounding the myriad educa...
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Physical Education (PE) is often viewed as a marginal subject within the curriculum. And many secondary schools actively reduce PE time to make way for what are deemed more “serious” or “important” subjects. Research from the Youth Sport Trust shows that 38% of English secondary schools have cut timetabled PE for 14- to 16-year-olds. One of the mai...
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This presentation seeks to share some initial insights from an ethnographic study into the behaviour of spectators within the rugby league community, and how these behaviours may affect the mental health and well-being of those involved within the game at grass roots level. With the recent establishment and embedding of initiatives aimed at increas...
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Viva voce: Your need to be curious Vivas are highly exclusive events and in the normal scheme of things, you will only ever experience one viva - your own, unless you become an examiner. Therefore, to help with your understanding of the viva; how it operates and appreciating that the viva is part of the learning process, this workshop will be a ‘vi...
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The Ethnographic Tourist: Opportunist Moments in the field of cricket In attempting to find a solution to conducting lengthy periods immersed in the field, where research can often be impeded by economic and time constraints, recent ethnographic visits to the field have been adapted under the guise of the tourist. This has also reaped many positive...
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Evidence of the impact of expeditions in the long term is scarce, despite repeated rhetoric that they are life-changing experiences. Numerous studies have noted the need to observe the benefits attributed to expedition participation over extended periods of time (e.g.: Daniel, 2003, 2007; Stott et al., 2015) but empirical studies exploring the infl...
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Notice: The discussions, statements of fact and opinions contained in the articles of The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies are those of the respective authors and cited contributors and are set out in good faith for the general guidance of student supported research and the promotion of pedagogical discussion in teaching and learni...
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This paper is a constructed narrative of 4 voices, brought together in the form of a conversation to highlight their different experiences, perspectives and beliefs about Physical Education, learning and school life. An aim behind this dialogue format is to promote a relaxed and accessible text but with powerful messages for change which may be all...
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This paper marks an evolution in narrative and creative pedagogy from the earlier Lessons in Learning Teachers Take Note (Palmer et al., 2016). Using rich descriptive writing, sixteen BA (hons) Outdoor Leadership degree students on a Teaching and Learning module were asked to reflect upon what were broadly denoted as 'good' and 'bad' learning exper...
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Sport’s embodied dialogue is concerned with what we have to say about sport and what it has to say about us. It is to remind us that sport and physicality in learning, coaching and performance can be a ‘messy’, non-formulaic range of exchanges; lives can be messy, data is messy and thus sport’s related research can also appear messy at times. Conse...
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This is to certify that Dr David Grecic has been recognised by the JQRSS Editorial Board for his outstanding research activities, scholarly conduct and valuable contribution to the journal: Grecic, D. (2017) Making sense of skill - a personal narrative of becoming more skilled at skill. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 11, 1, 33-4...
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This poster explores the unconscious mind through a Post-Jungian perspective to propose an alternative theory for identifying successful and unsuccessful psychosocial talent development in elite English football academies. Full reference: Zuch, N.A., Palmer, C., Wilkinson, S. and Olsson, C. (2017) Rediscovering the warrior within: the warrior arche...
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This was an interactive workshop that emphasises the importance of the senses in learning. It reminds us that learning is an embodied, sensual, physical experience, and that devising a pedagogy to harness this aspect of learning can be a valuable asset to any modular scheme of work. From spurting juices and pleasures of the flesh… the workshop will...
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Professor Tim Stott from Liverpool John Moores University presentation is ‘40 years on: Just how ‘life changing’ are school expeditions?’ This piece of research was conducted with a group who had attended expeditions in the 1970’s with Wallace High School and who had subsequently attended reunion where they were interviewed about their memories, ex...
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Research into expeditions has almost exclusively focused on short term benefits (less than five years). Between 1975 and 1977 Wallace High School in Stirling, central Scotland, conducted three month long summer expeditions to France and Austria, primarily focusing on white water kayaking and mountain walking. In total 54 pupils and 21 staff partici...
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A research methods symposium for interpretive / qualitative researchers in sport. Present and share your research, plant the seeds of success. Consider the analogies below for active, qualitative field research born from notions of agriculture. It is likely you will have been at these points at least once on your journey. Preparing the ground – plo...
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Boots-and-me is an ethno-sensual narrative of my life with some rock-climbing boots and more specifically, my feet within them. It explores my physical, sensual engagement with these items of sports equipment, spanning a period of twenty-eight years. The story is a stylised form of writing with frequent, colourful use of analogies for a more vivid...
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The retention of sports referees is a critical factor in the ability of local, state and national sporting organisations to deliver community sport to its clients on a weekly basis. Previous studies have been dedicated to investigating the retention rates of coaches and players, however little work has focused upon the sports referee and why refere...
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Sports coaching philosophy is an area with numerous studies conducted into its origins, development and operation. One under researched concept however, is how a coach’s own values can impact upon their professional practice. This paper presents qualitative data from eight high level performance sport coaches, all from different disciplines, which...
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This paper discusses the educational value and supposed purpose of Physical Education within the National Curriculum. It is suggested from the outset that there is a significant lack of evidence to support the claims made for Physical Education being educational. The paper discusses some of the barriers to, and opportunities for, Physical Education...
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The Olympic Games domestic sponsorship programme is organised by the organising committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and has a significant importance for the financing of the Olympic Games. However, there has been markedly less research conducted on the TOP programme, the international sponsorship programme of the IOC. This paper looks into the...
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This paper is concerned with creating an Outdoor Learning day within the grounds of a Primary school, but with the aim of reducing perceived barriers to Learning Outside of the Classroom. The phenomenological study aimed to capture the teacher's and children's perspectives towards the day that involved practical activities around tent building, mak...
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Female leaders in the outdoor industry are in the minority and initially, guiding me into this research, I wondered why this might be. From this curiosity, the study explores self-perceptions of females in the Outdoors through written accounts of experiences. My research addresses what may make an effective leader in the Outdoors and how gender, an...
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James Edwards has been recognised by the JQRSS Editorial Board for his outstanding research activities, scholarly conduct and valuable contribution to the journal: Edwards, J. and Palmer, C. (2016) Getting home. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 10, 1, 127-156.