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Lärare i idrott och hälsa?: En etnografisk studie om begreppet hälsa i ämnet idrott och hälsa
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Health is a complex concept and therefore difficult to define. The concept today playsan important role in society as well as in school, due to the inactivity of today’s youth. Thelatest curriculum for the compulsory school, Lpo 94, has increased the focus on the concept ofhealth, as a part of the physical education, but how the teacher chooses to construct theeducation is still up to each individual, which leads to a vast room for personal interpretation.This is the starting-point of our qualitative, ethnographical, study, that has resulted inthis composition. By passively participating during four lessons as well as interviewing twoteachers in physical education we have been able to analyse how the education regarding theconcept of health was constructed. The main questions we wanted to analyse were: whichdefinition of the concept of health do the teachers in the education regarding health advocate?How is this made explicitly for the students during the lessons? How is the educationregarding the concept of health structured?Our theoretical framework consists of theories regarding education as well as theconcept of health. Concepts such as socialization, interaction, situated learning, didactics andsalutogenic and pathogenic perspectives of health are part of this framework.Our study suggests that the education regarding the concept of health can be explainedin terms of both salutogenic and pathogenic tendencies. Teachers’ definitions and views onthe concept of health have a salutogenic perspective, which becomes evident during theinterviews where physical, psychological and social aspects of health are taken into account.However, the education is structured and presented from a pathogenic perspective and istherefore dominated by the physical aspect of health. This leads to the fact that the teachers’way of talking about the concept of health differs from their way of teaching during thelessons.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
health, physical education, salutogenic, pathogenic, physical, psychological, social, socialization, interaction, situated learning
Keyword [sv]
hälsa, idrott och hälsa, salutogent, patogent, fysisk, psykisk, social, socialisation, interaktion, situerat lärande
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20602ISRN: ORU-HUS/PDI-AY-2011/0002--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/PDI-AY-2011/0002--SEOAI: diva2:467864
Subject / course
Pedagogik med didaktisk inriktning
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2012-02-09Bibliographically approved

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