Idrottsutövandets estetik: en narrativ studie om meningsskapande och lärande
2012 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
The overall interest of this thesis is to explore aesthetic experience in sport and its significance for learning in sport. The main purpose is to contribute to a theoretical and methodological development of studies relating to learning in sport. The exploration is undertaken within the field of pragmatism using the works of John Dewey and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The exploration consists of four case studies, consisting mainly of narrative analyses of people’s written stories of participating in different sporting activities. A practical epistemology analysis (PEA) with a focus on aesthetic experience is used in three of the studies. The theoretical contribution comprises exploring learning in sport as something that is connected to emotions and perceptions, where other elements of experience, such as the social, cultural, historical, physical and mental aspects, are also important. Examining learning in the light of aesthetic experience contributes to an examination of emotion s and perceptions as integral parts of sport, without reducing learning to only consisting of emotions and perceptions. The results of the study also contribute to the possibility of exploring values in sport-related learning and shed light on the importance of habits (feelings of familiarity) when learning sport. How people ‘bodying’ the world aesthetically as part of their participation in sport has also been shown in one of the studies. The methodological contributions of the thesis consist of the development of PEA to include the examination of written texts. Furthermore, one of the studies includes the development of aesthetic events as a tool for exploring aesthetic experience in sport. Finally, a methodological contribution is made by using PEA to examine sport, since in the past PEA has only been used in studies in science education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2012. , 166 p.
Örebro Studies in Sport Sciences, ISSN 1654-7535 ; 15
Aesthetic experience, sport, meaning-making, learning, stories, narrative research, practical epistemology analysis, pragmatism
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject Sports Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20405ISBN: 978-91-7668-845-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-20405DiVA: diva2:458039
2012-01-27, Hörsal G, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15
Dowling, Fiona, Försteamanuensis
Quennerstedt, Mikael, Associate professorLundvall, Suzanne, Associate professorWickman, Per-Olof, Professor
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