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Why do Wii teach physical education in school?
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (SMED)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
Department of Education, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sweden. (SMED)
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan (GIH), Stockholm, Sverige.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (SMED)
2013 (English)In: Swedish Journal of Sport Research, Vol. 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Videogames including bodily movement have recently been promoted as tools to be used in school to encourage young people to be more physically active.The purpose of this systematic review has been to explore the arguments for and against using exergames in school settings and thus facilitate new insights into this field. Most of the arguments for and/or against these of exergames can be organised in relation to health and sport. In relation to health, the dominant theme is about fitness and obesity. In relation to sport, the two main themes were skill acquisition, and exergames as an alternative to traditional PE. Theidea why Wii teach PE in schools is that children are becoming more obese, which in turn threatens the health of the population. Schools seem to be an appropriate arena for this intervention, and by using exergames as an energy consuming and enjoyable physical activity a behaviour modification and the establishment of good healthy habits is argued to be achieved

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2013. Vol. 2
Keyword [en]
Exergames, review, synthesis, physical education, health
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33883OAI: diva2:698264
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-21 Last updated: 2015-01-24Bibliographically approved

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