Potential of Coaching in the Learning Process

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation


Coaching is rooted in various cognitive, behavioural, and learning theories and fosters the belief that people have all the resources they need to achieve their goals. Practical coaching intends to facilitate, support, challenge, and guide a change to achieve goals, especially for young people. Therefore, the aim of this research was to gain insight into the potential of coaching to support students, help them focus on their studies, and reduce the risk of dropping out.. The RSU Career Centre's experience is used, which is based on conducting coaching sessions, using tools such as emotion cards, feeling thermometers, paper-based scales, graphics for time planning, self-assistance strategies, and stress management exercises. In addition, for this research’s aim, a scoping literature review was carried out by a search conducted in the PubMed database to complement the research framework.. The results of the literature overview show an increase in publications reflecting the role of coaching in the learning process, facilitating sustainable reflective practice, and promoting a student-centered approach to education. Coaching improves youth resilience, encourages action-based behaviour, and enhances self-directed learning. In perspective, coaching would result in lower drop-out rates caused by the inability to integrate into a new environment. However, it should be noted that students who are already stress-affected are reluctant to take up the support of coaching. Therefore, the work of encouragement and engagement is also important.. Coaching assists young people to be more specific about their goals, to work towards achieving them, and supports the completion of the learning process. Students receive the opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses and understand the way forward after graduation. However, despite the growth of findings on the positive impact of coaching on the learning process and graduate education, some organisational and financial issues remain regarding the practical implementation of this process.
Period30 Mar 2023
Event titleRSU research week 2023: University Teaching and Learning
Event typeConference
OrganiserRīga Stradiņš University
LocationRiga, LatviaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Coaching
  • Learning process

Field of Science

  • 5.3 Educational sciences