Reconsidering teamwork

Barker, DM.. (2007) Reconsidering teamwork. Quest, Vol. 59, no. 4. pp. 415-427.

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Teamwork is often seen as an inseparable part of sport and physical education. Other than work done by sport psychologists however, the topic has received scant attention. The broad aim of this paper is to stimulate discussion on the topic. Specifically, I examine how we can think about and ‘do’ teamwork in an alternative way to that presented in current psychological literature. I illustrate how a psychologistic model of teamwork – teamwork as cohesion – is based on a positivist metaphor and argue that this is simply one possible interpretation. I then propose a different metaphor which has its roots in constructionist thought. I suggest this constructionist metaphor leads to alternative research questions and methodologies and helps us to understand teamwork more wholly.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sportwissenschaft > Sportwissenschaften (PĆ¼hse)
UniBasel Contributors:Barker, Dean M
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Human Kinetics
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:22 Mar 2012 14:24
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:39

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