Using professional conversations as a participatory research method within the discipline of sport pedagogy-related teacher and coach education

Kendall Jarrett, Belinda Cooke, Stephen Harvey, Victor López-Ros

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This article documents the use of professional conversation as a method of
participatory research to question, inform and innovate assessment practices used
in tertiary settings. Utilising a professional conversations model, four tertiary
educators engaged in a 6-month long email conversation designed to explore our
individual and collective sense-making around use of a specific mode of
assessment relating to sport pedagogy-related teacher and coach education
courses. Justification for use of a professional conversations model is presented,
along with participants’ experiences of engaging in this participatory method of
data capture. A brief summary of participants’ post-conversation views on PASS
is included, as well as recommendations relating to the utility of using a
professional conversations model as a participatory research method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Participatory Research Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2021


  • Participatory methods
  • Sport pedagogy
  • Assessment

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