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The 3 Ps of supervision and coaching: Philosophy, purpose and process


In this chapter we outline an approach to developing practice in coaching and supervision aimed at achieving a practice that is congruent with the self of the practitioner. The PPP framework is inspired by an original idea of David Lane’s (Lane, 2006), but has been developed further to reflect our particular philosophy of professional development. In the introductory sections that follow, we outline what the PPP framework is, and describe the educational philosophy and logic that sits behind it. In the central section of the chapter, we expand on the three elements of the framework: philosophy, purpose and process. We reflect on the hurdles practitioners experience in developing their practice model using the framework and report first-hand experiences of those who have used it in our supervisor professional development programmes. Finally, recommendations are given for further reading and reflection.

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Jackson, Peter
Bachkirova, Tatiana

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Business and Management


Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-11-25

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Heart of Coaching Supervision on 1st November 2018, available online:

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of The 3 Ps of supervision and coaching: Philosophy, purpose and process
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