Contact person:
Jan-Eric Ekberg
  • Swedish Research Council
Responsible at MaU:
Jan-Eric Ekberg
Collaborators :
  • Håkan Larsson Gymnastik och Idrottshögskolan Norges Idrottshögskola
  • Gunn Nyberg Högskolan Dalarna
  • Dean Barker Örebro Universitet
  • Jan-Eric Ekberg MAU
Time frame:
01 January 2022 - 31 December 2025

About the project

Movement and development of overall movement capacity - or movement knowledge - are key aspects of school physical education (PE) and thus also of physical education teacher education (PETE). The purpose of the project is to explore movement knowledge in PETE with the aim of providing means to (re)conceptualise movement subject knowledge in PETE and by extension also PE. This purpose is justified by the fact that current conceptualisations of ‘knowledge’ in both PETE and PE are restricted more or less to movement techniques, often expressed as skill in isolated and decontextualized movement activities, which occur parallel with, yet isolated from, health information. The project will involve four pedagogical sequences where movement content is planned, taught and explored in collaboration between researchers, PETE educators and students.