In this episode I am joined by Professor Richard Light, the founder of Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching. Professor Light works at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His early work was in the sociology of sport with a focus on culture and embodied learning but over the past decade he has drawn on this work to inform a distinctive program of research focused on a socio-cultural approach to pedagogy and on the body's role in learning. He draws on learning theory and some social theory to inform this work. Professor Light has a broad background in teaching and coaching across a wide range of cultures, having coached and taught in Australia and Japan and having held academic positions in Japan, France, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. This background encourages him to establish a dialectic between practice and theory that is a feature of his research and his teaching. He enjoys a strong international profile, is widely published and has published in Japanese, Portuguese and French as well as English. You can contact Richard on Twitter at @richardlight11 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (work) or email@example.com (personal).