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What is complex in complex movement? A discourse analysis of conceptualizations of movement in the Swedish physical education curriculum
Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. (RESHAPE)
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (RESHAPE)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
University of Gothenburg, Sweden; The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Sweden. (RESHAPE)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4162-9844
2019 (English)In: European Physical Education Review, ISSN 1356-336X, E-ISSN 1741-2749, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 1146-1160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2011, the Swedish National Agency for Education introduced a new national curriculum. Thecurriculum contained a number of new terms. One in particular proved problematic for physicaleducators – complex movement. The confusion surrounding the term could be seen as somewhatunexpected since movement is and has been a central element of practically all physical education(PE) curricula. The specific aim of this paper is to identify how the discourse regarding complexmovement is assembled, and by doing so, provide insights into the meaning(s) of complexmovement within the context of PE policy in Sweden. Following Englund and Quennerstedt (2008),the study is framed within a Swedish curriculum theory tradition and six policy texts are examinedusing a discourse analytic methodology. The results suggest three different inferences of complexmovement discourse: advanced with a wide meaning; context-dependent and related to sports forolder pupils; and knowledge-dependent where different views about knowledge exist. From theseresults, three discussion points are raised related to: the diversity of possible meanings presentedin policy; the connection between knowledge and understanding; and the probability of differentaudiences reading the texts in different ways. The paper is concluded with a consideration of theconsequences of different inferences concerning complex movement and whether greater consensusis necessary.

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Sage Publications, 2019. Vol. 25, no 4, p. 1146-1160
Keywords [en]
Complex movement, curriculum transformation, discourse analysis, physical education
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Pedagogy
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77415DOI: 10.1177/1356336X18803977ISI: 000486166500014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-77415DiVA, id: diva2:1361715
Available from: 2019-10-16 Created: 2019-10-16 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved

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