The doctoral school Sustainable movement education in schools and preschools aims to increase knowledge about the educational challenges associated with the task of offering sustainable daily movement for children and students in preschools and schools, including preschool classes and leisure centres.

About Sustainable movement education

The doctoral school is carried out in collaboration between the host institution University of Gymnastics and Sports (GIH), the University of Gothenburg, Malmö University and Örebro University and includes nine doctoral students, distributed among the four universities.

The doctoral projects within the school treat movement education as part of the entire school day. There is currently a lack of knowledge about how preschools and schools in a long-term sustainable way can live up to the objective in curricula to offer children and students daily movement, whether it concerns organised or spontaneously occurring movement. The concept of sustainable movement education relates to pedagogical and didactic challenges associated with lifelong learning based on issues of equality, social justice and fundamental perspectives on movement, health and well-being.