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What would physical educators know about movement education? A review of literature, 2006-2016
Göteborgs universitet.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5656-6500
Göteborgs universitet.
(English)In: Quest (National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), ISSN 0033-6297, E-ISSN 1543-2750Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This review paper identifies the conceptual underpinnings of current movement research in Physical Education. Using a hermeneutic approach, four analogies for movement education are identified: the motor program analogy, the neurobiological systems analogy, the instinctive movement analogy, and the embodied exploration analogy. Three issues related to logical consistency and its relevance for movement education are raised. The first relates to tensions between the analogies and educational policy. The second concerns differences among the four analogies. The third issue relates to the appropriateness of specific analogies for dealing with certain movement contexts. In each case, strategies for improvement are considered. The paper is concluded with a brief summary along with reflections on issues that require further attention.

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analogy, hermeneutics, movement capability, skill, motor learning
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Sport and Fitness Sciences Educational Sciences
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Education and Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-23411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23411DiVA: diva2:1047955
Available from: 2016-11-19 Created: 2016-11-19 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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