Communicating aims and learning goals in physical education: part of a subject for learning?
2015 (English)In: Sport, Education and Society, ISSN 1357-3322, E-ISSN 1470-1243, Vol. 20, no 5, 641-655 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Based on a socio-cultural perspective on learning, the aim of this article is to examine how aims and learning goals are communicated in physical education (PE) practice. A special focus is on scrutinising how teaching practices are framed in terms of whether and how the aims and learning goals are made explicit or not to students. The aim is also to relate these kinds of communications to different movement cultures. The result shows that many of the students taking part in the study do not understand what they are supposed to learn in PE. However, if the goals are well articulated by teachers, the students are more likely to both understand and be aware of the learning outcomes and what to learn in PE. The opposite is also true. If the goals and objectives are not clarified, students find it difficult to state the learning objectives and know what they are supposed to learn.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 20, no 5, 641-655 p.
Sport and Fitness Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject Social Sciences/Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3723DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2014.987745OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3723DiVA: diva2:784823