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On the use of artefacts in physical education
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses)
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall objective of this article is to discuss and problematize the meaning and use of artefacts in physical education by applying a sociocultural perspective to learning and artefacts. An empirical material of video recorded physical education lessons in Sweden is used to illustrate how artefacts in different ways can play a part in meaning making processes in physical education. The results of the study illustrate that a ball can be constituted as a “great toy” and that in the practice of physical education being physically active and an active participant in a certain game is regarded as reasonable. However, the results also illustrate that the ball can be constituted as a “lethal projectile” and a pupil positioned as lazy and unwilling. In the article we argue that empirical studies of “artefacts-in-use” are both important and valuable, as are physical education teachers’ reflections about the role of artefacts in their teaching.

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2008.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-3648DiVA, id: diva2:137946
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AARE Conference 2008, Brisbane, Australien
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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