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Idrottslärares och skolledares syn på ämnesdelen Hälsa och livsstil
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
PE teachers and principals views on the subject section Health and lifestyle (English)
Abstract [en]

In 2012, the school inspection released a report about the education in Physical Education being incomplete. The subject section “Health and lifestyle” is dropping of in the education and the practical subject section “movement” is being prioritized. This may constitute students neglected vital knowledge on health and the “life-long learning” may therefore take damage.

This study investigate, through qualitative deep interviews, the opinions of three High School PE teachers and three High School principals, considering the subject section Health and lifestyle, the distribution of educational time and if the respondents believe it would be beneficial for the students to divide the subject into two separate subjects. The results of the study shows that the respondent’s sees individual health as the key to balancing life, and that knowledge about health and lifestyle is hugely important. The respondents that are teachers’ experience that the students aren’t receiving a complete education. The respondents consider that the purpose of Physical Education is to introduce the students for a life-long learning. Despite the educational goal, health and lifestyle isn’t prioritized by the teachers. The majority of the respondents are positive to splitting the subject into two. Mainly for a more focused health education and greater emphasis on health within the school world. As a consequents of the results above, the majority of the respondents are in favor of a subject separation. Mainly to be able to have a bigger emphasis on health and a more concentrated health education, but also for promoting the life-long learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
High School, health, physical education, lifestyle, separation.
Keyword [sv]
gymnasieskolan, hälsa, idrott, livsstil, separation.
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46660OAI: diva2:1037102
Subject / course
Sports Science
Educational program
Secondary Education Programme: Upper Secondary Education Programme: Physical Education (300 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2016-10-17Bibliographically approved

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