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A Physical Education teacher should know - what? Empirical observations of learning objectives for future Physical Education teachers in Sweden
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4660-717X
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.
2011 (English)In: Presentation av paper vid AARE Conference, Hobart, Tasmanien, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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In Physical Education (PE), as well as in several other school subjects, the content knowledge has been proven to be reproduced through strong subject traditions. In PE, this reproduction has promoted children who are already privileged in school and society. In this paper, explanations to the difficulties of influencing subject traditions in PE are searched within Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). Learning objectives stipulated in curricula documents within teacher training courses at six Swedish PETE institutions have been investigated. The preliminary results of the study indicate that the learning objectives expressed appear to reproduce the dominance of (natural) scientific and behaviouristic traditions in PETE and a dualistic approach to PE teacher knowledge. These results will be discussed in relation to theories of teacher knowledge.  Exploring learning objectives within PETE may be of significance for the construction of PE knowledge at a school level and may also offer explanations to the promotion and marginalisation of children in PE teaching.

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2011.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-22877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-22877DiVA, id: diva2:954724
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AARE International Research in Education Conference
Available from: 2011-10-17 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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