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Many novice coaches ask ‘How does the coach know what questions to ask?’ Indeed, in my experience the quality and power of their potential questioning is the one thing that worries new coaches most of all. However, although the coaching literature extols the effectiveness of questions, it fails to mention just why they are so valuable or to stress the idiosyncratic way in which questions arise. This chapter, therefore, draws on theories from cognitive science, philosophy and the learning sciences in order to examine the purposes and functions of questioning for the coach and the client. It explores where ...

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