Emergent Curriculum - A Better Way for Coaches who are Students of Life
Using ideas of emergent curriculum in group coaching has shown to be an engaging and effective form of exercise programming. Most importantly, practicing emergent curriculum teaches how to be a better self-coach outside of the gym to all life’s pursuits.
Emergent curriculum is defined most commonly in the context of children’s classrooms. It’s “based on the premise that children are most successful at learning when curriculum experiences account for their interests, strengths, needs, and lived realities.”1 Emergent curriculum is also extremely relevant to fitness classrooms. The idea can be directly applied to adults in a group training environment.