Participation, learning and engagement in snowsports: Three studies and their implicationsRead in DE
Dieter Bubeck, The University of Stuttgart, IVSS
Lesley Page, The University of Edinburgh, BASI
Pete Allison, The Pennsylvania State University, IVSS
Correspondence: Pete Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research in snowsports has made considerable progress in the areas associated with biomechanics, physiology and performance. However, there is very little research in participation (barriers and motivations), benefits of participation and the professional development of snowsports educators. This presentation addresses these three areas by presenting findings from three separate but related and complementary studies focusing on the following three questions:
Why young people do, and do not, engage with snowsports?
What do people learn when they engage in snowsports?
How do professionals remain engaged in learning and therefore develop their abilities as ever improving educators?
Combined, these three perspectives on snowsports provide insights into future strategies for promoting the continued value and growth for the future of snowsports.