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Cogent Social Sciences

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Digital Technology Use in Physical Education, Youth Sport, and Coaching

Manuscript deadline
08 January 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Jeroen Koekoek, Windesheim University of the Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
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Julia Sargent, The Open University, United Kingdom
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Digital Technology Use in Physical Education, Youth Sport, and Coaching

This Article Collection focuses on the use of digital technology in physical education, youth sport, and coaching. There is an increasing presence of research studies that seek to investigate the different uses of a variety of different technologies to support teaching and learning processes. This has been particularly prevalent within the last decade or so and could also be influenced by recent environmental and global contexts such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is important to continue to investigate the use of digital technologies within these contexts as there are many nuanced areas that require further investigation. These include areas such as critical and theoretical perspectives, the support of learning in online spaces that are situated away from the sports hall or field, the influence of curriculum or policy on digital technology use and areas such as continuing professional development (CPD). It is important that such areas are investigated so that as teachers, coaches and professionals we can make informed pedagogical decisions that are relevant to our context, as well to reflect on how we can better support the young people in their movement practices. We welcome empirical pieces that seek to explore the following topics:

  • Digital technology applications within the physical education context (this could be primary, secondary, higher education or teacher education contexts).
  • Digital technology applications within the youth sports context or coach education within a youth sports context (this could include areas in youth sport such as sport development, skill development, sports sociology).
  • Digital technology applications within teacher and coach education – this could include areas such as continuing professional development, teacher training, coach education courses or youth sport development.

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 August 2023


Cogent Social Sciences accepts original research articles, review articles, and critical essays. When submitting your article, please select the Article Collection "Digital Technology in Physical Education" from the drop-down menu in the submission system.

Jeroen Koekoek is a Senior Lecturer at the physical education teacher education faculty of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. His research interests are in the areas of game-based approaches and teacher education related to game pedagogy. Jeroen is chair of the executive board of the Teaching Games for Understanding special interest group (TGfU- SIG). He is involved in several research projects regarding digital technology pedagogy.

Julia Sargent is a Lecturer who has been working in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University since 2018. She currently works in the curriculum part of IET working on the microcredentials courses. Her research involves exploring digital technology and its relationship with teaching and learning in different contexts. Drawing on her PhD work, Julia continues to work in the field of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and explores the use of digital technology to support learning and teaching

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