I like games…but it turns out I have misunderstood the video game approach to designing practice activities

Fascinating to hear more from Amy Price speaking on iCoachCricket about her video game approach (VGA) to designing practice activities. Back in 2019 I tried to devise a couple of vga-inspired games, but, working way below the “high performance” level, I was looking for games-based activities that teach players how to play cricket, not how …

Conversational frameworks and coaching

I wrote previously about my introduction to learning types [1.] and how these educational activities can be mapped onto coaching activities. Learning types are defined in Professor Diana Laurillard’s model of how students learn, the Conversational Framework (see, for example, Laurillard, D (2012), Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge), describing learning interactions between learner and …

Introducing swing; what is “coaching”?

Interesting re-post from @ImSporticus, just before Christmas. It got me thinking about how I would coach someone to swing a cricket ball. And the programme I came up with included a bit of direct instruction, a lot self-guided discovery, maybe some feedback, a demo & a drill to scaffold learning. Rather more to it than …