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Coaching as a social ritual: acting on people in a liberal-individualistic society (parenting, education, mental health care)

Descrizione del progetto

Formazione sociale fuori campo

Alcuni tra i migliori formatori del mondo si possono trovare fuori del campo di gioco: insegnanti, operatori sanitari e genitori che mettono gli altri nelle condizioni di produrre i cambiamenti di cui loro stessi hanno bisogno. Si tratta di formazione come rito sociale. Il progetto CoachingRituals, finanziato dall’UE, studierà questo aspetto della formazione. Assumendo una prospettiva comparativa e basata su dati empirici, il progetto trasformerà il rito della formazione, il suo gioco di linguaggio, le applicazioni e gli effetti in analizzatori salienti di come agiamo oggi su comportamenti ed emozioni delle altre persone. Ci saranno tre livelli di analisi: analisi a livello macro delle trasformazioni dell’ambiente morale, analisi a livello meso delle pratiche di istituzioni e addetti e analisi a livello micro degli effetti dei riti della formazione. Il progetto chiarirà inoltre le tensioni connesse alla formazione e il modo di risolverle.

Obiettivo

The major goal of this project is to establish a greater understanding of the pervasive and elusive practice of coaching (empowering people so that they produce themselves the changes they need) as a ritual action which is specific to liberal-individualistic societies that support the idea of a hidden potential in each of us.

This project will focus on the ways the coaching logic transforms three specific common social activities (parenting, teaching and mental health care) that have traditionally been characterized by an asymmetry between a person in a lower position and a person in a higher position. The multiplication of coaching devices in these fields however signals a loss of legitimacy of this feature. Through a comparative and empirically-grounded perspective, we will make the coaching ritual, its language game, applications and effects, into salient analysers of how we act nowadays on other peoples’ behaviour and emotions.

We will combine three levels of analysis: the macro-level analysis of the transformations of the moral environment, the meso-level analysis of the institutional and actors’ practices and the micro-level analysis of coaching ritual’s effects. Macro-level will require an international comparison between the United Kingdom, Italy, and France/French-speaking Belgium. Meso and micro-level will focus on the last area.

The study will also combine three methods: a comparative content analysis of controversies, participant observations of coaching performances in 6 different contexts, and semi-structured interviews with around 100 participants (coaching promotors; parents, teachers, caregivers providing coaching; adolescents, students and care receivers to which this logic is applied).

By taking the coaching ritual seriously and keeping at distance celebration or criticism, this project seeks not only to produce new theoretical knowledge, but also to shed light on coaching-related tensions and raise awareness among stakeholders.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Istituzione ospitante

UNIVERSITE SAINT-LOUIS-BRUXELLES ASBL
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 1 499 686,25
Indirizzo
BOULEVARD DU JARDIN BOTANIQUE 43
1000 Bruxelles / Brussel
Belgio

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Regione
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 1 499 686,25

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