16 episodes

In this podcast, I speak to various stakeholders from across the globe about the development of effective coaching cultures, pedagogies, and practices through the utilization of Positive Pedagogy as described by Richard Light in his 2017 book, Positive pedagogy for sport coaching: Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports. Since this time, two more editions of the book have been published, with the most recent publication coming on July 8th, 2020.

Positive pedagogy for sport coaching Stephen Harvey

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In this podcast, I speak to various stakeholders from across the globe about the development of effective coaching cultures, pedagogies, and practices through the utilization of Positive Pedagogy as described by Richard Light in his 2017 book, Positive pedagogy for sport coaching: Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports. Since this time, two more editions of the book have been published, with the most recent publication coming on July 8th, 2020.

    Social Media for Professional Development in Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy

    Social Media for Professional Development in Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy

    This podcast episode is a diversion from the positive pedagogy theme but it covers an important topic - social media. The episode guests (including myself) overview a recent special issue on the use of social media as professional development in HPE by myself and two of my co-authors/editors. The special issue had 6 articles plus an intro and conclusion and if focused on physical education and sports coaching. This podcast was completed for the Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education podcast (see: https://anchor.fm/PwRHPE) and I got permission from Risto Marttinen to also post it to my podcast, too.

    This link will take you to the special issue: https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2020-0004

    Stephen Harvey: @drstephenharvey (Twitter)

    Carpenter: @jeffpcarpenter (Twitter)

    Hyndman: @dr_bph (Twitter)

    • 59 min
    A move towards reconceptualizing direct instruction in sport coaching pedagogy

    A move towards reconceptualizing direct instruction in sport coaching pedagogy

    In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Edward Cope from Loughborough University to discuss his paper with Professor Christopher Cushion titled: A move towards reconceptualizing direct instruction in sport coaching pedagogy. Ed and I discuss what direct instruction is, how it has become something that has negative connotations associated with it in sports coaching, and why it, therefore, needs reframing. We also speak about Cognitive Load Theory and Mosston and Ashworth's spectrum of teaching styles. During the dicussion, we refer to various resources which can be seen below, including the paper by Ed and Chris.

    Ed and Chris' Paper: https://bit.ly/2SqBTfy

    Roshenshine's Paper on Direct Instruction: https://bit.ly/2GEG2Kl

    John Wooden Podcast: https://bit.ly/3iF2116

    If you have any questions, please reach out to me at my email: harveys3@ohio.edu

    • 53 min
    Dr. Stephen Harvey interviewed by Coach Rafa Simões

    Dr. Stephen Harvey interviewed by Coach Rafa Simões

    In this episode, I am sharing an interview that was conducted with me by Coach Rafa Simões for his Coaches Talk podcast (see: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH7PNgEIUnjghcKbICJfZyg). We talk about my background growing up and why I got into coaching, my passion for coaching, as well as my journey as an academic researcher, which has taken me from 'Boro (Stockton-on-Tees) in England to becoming a Beaver at Oregon State Unversity, and now a Bobcat at Ohio University. Please get in touch at harveys3@ohio.edu with any questions. 

    • 44 min
    Book Talks with the Dean

    Book Talks with the Dean

    This episode is based on my interview with Dean Renee Middleton for the "Book Talks with the Dean" series in the Patton College of Education here at Ohio University. We talk about the concept of Positive Pedagogy, the content of the second edition of the Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching book, how it extended the work of the first edition of the book and some areas of continued development for the series. If you want to watch the interview on YouTube, please follow the link here: I want to thank Dean Middleton for taking the time to speak with me about the book, and also to the marketing department in the Patton College for capturing and producing a video of the talk (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7xbVT7G9hA&t=5s).

    • 24 min
    Reflections on using Positive Pedagogy

    Reflections on using Positive Pedagogy

    In this episode, I gathered together some 'soundbites' from Ohio University Masters in Coaching Education Students who had just spent a week on campus and six weeks prior to that learning about the features of Positive Pedagogy, At the end of the podcast I also get into a short discussion with Richard Light and Nick Hill, who have both previously been on the podcast about their thoughts about the week, too. These recordings were completed in the cafeteria so I apologize in advance if there is too much background noise but I think its worth it when listening to the student and faculty reflections. Students from Ohio University's Masters in Coaching Education program who participated are: 


    Geoff Barry (football)
    Nicole Brown (soccer)
    Aliou Diallo (soccer)
    Jame Langham (football)
    Kent Lupton (basketball)
    Chris Nelson (ultimate frisbee)
    Derwoyne Redmond (football and basketball)
    Terence Wright (football)

    • 39 min
    Professor Richard Light - Founder of Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    Professor Richard Light - Founder of Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    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: richard.light@canterbury.ac.uk (work) or richardlight11@gmail.com (personal).

    • 55 min

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