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Losing touch: Teachers’ self-regulation in physical education
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (SMED, Utbildning och demokrati)
2017 (English)In: European Physical Education Review, ISSN 1356-336X, E-ISSN 1741-2749, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 297-310Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The question of physical interaction is especially relevant in school physical education, where a lot of the teaching and activities are based on body movements. However, the issue of ‘touching’ has been questioned in recent years. This paper takes its starting point in the discourse of child protection and the growing anxiety around intergenerational touch in educational settings. The purpose is to examine PE teachers’ self-regulation in relation to the child protection discourse and no touch policies. What sort of strategies have the teachers developed for dealing with physical contact in their teaching? It is a matter of problematising teachers’ pedagogical interactions in PE practice.

The study takes its starting point in a discourse-analytical tradition using a methodology based on Foucault’s ideas about governmentality. Twenty-three teachers (10 women and 13 men) aged 30–63 and at different stages in their careers were interviewed. The results show two different self-regulating processes: (1) adaptation using avoidance-oriented strategies and (2) resistance using downplaying-oriented strategies. The paper discusses potential consequences for PE teachers’ pedagogical work if they feel that they have to protect themselves instead of operating in a way that is in the best interest for students’ learning and development. The study aims to contribute to the literature on child protection and ‘no touch’ policies and to a more multifaceted understanding of physical interaction in PE. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 23, no 3, p. 297-310
Keywords [en]
Physical Education, physical interaction, touching, Foucault, self-regulation
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Sport and Fitness Sciences Educational Sciences
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Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy; Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50075DOI: 10.1177/1356336X15622159ISI: 000405451900003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85023747375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-50075DiVA, id: diva2:925534
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Swedish National Centre for Research in SportsAvailable from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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