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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tania Cassidy

All University, Public
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture

Learning to become… Pedagogy and Leadership

Tania’s research passion is pedagogy and she uses educational theories to explore the interconnections between the coach, athlete, content and context. Her passion has led her to challenge the orthodoxies associated with coach development, athlete learning and development as well as with talent identification.

Recently, Tania has become interested in understanding why people lead and how they negotiate ambiguity, adapt to rapid change whilst being relevant in increasingly diverse societies. Tania’s research informs her teaching. Her first book was ranked 6/1000 bestselling book of all time on the Routledge sport list and was described as “a paradigm shift” which “has influenced an entire generation of coaching researchers and practitioners working today”.

Tania’s leadership to the profession includes co-ordinating with the Taiwanese Ministry of Education to develop in-service programmes for their coaches and athletes, and holding advisory roles at NZ Hockey, NZ Cricket and NZ Football.


This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Tuesday 30 April 2024, at the following web address:

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