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Joy, Phillip; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Masculinities are fluid and socially constructed. Physical education is one means by which masculinities are constituted. Some masculinities may be limited through content, activities, and pedagogy of physical education that shape the way students come to know gender. The purpose of this study was to explore how movements contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Human Body, Physical Education
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Gerdin, Göran; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Pleasure is often a key feature of school physical education (PE) and, indeed, a lot of students find pleasure in and through PE while others do not. However, pleasure is rarely considered to be of educational value in the subject [Pringle, R. (2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A Critical Examination of the Educative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Males, Power Structure, Secondary School Students
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Larsson, Håkan; Nyberg, Gunn – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Movement is key in physical education, but the educational value of moving is sometimes obscure. In Sweden, recent school reforms have endeavoured to introduce social constructionist concepts of knowledge and learning into physical education, where the movement capabilities of students are in focus. However, this means introducing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Motion, Physical Education
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Backman, Erik; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Research indicates that physical education teacher education (PETE) has only limited impact on how physical education (PE) is taught in schools. In this paper, our starting point is that the difficulties of challenging the dominating subject traditions in PE could be due to difficulties of challenging certain epistemological…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Education
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Nyberg, Gunn; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Purpose: The aim of this article is to show a need for explicating "what" there is to learn in physical education (PE) with a particular focus on learning to move with the meaning potential seen as integral to moving. Further, the aim is to provide an example of exploring "bodily knowing" from the perspective of practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Movement Education