ERIC Number: EJ1101579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Visual Body Pedagogies: How Anti-Oppressive Education Informs the Teaching and Learning of Sporting Bodies
Owens, Robert E.; LeBlanc, Roger G.; Brown, Pam K.
Sport, Education and Society, v21 n5 p661-676 2016
In this article, the authors borrow from anti-oppressive education theory for its potential to disrupt how students visually conceive sporting bodies and to problematize the teaching and learning of these bodies within undergraduate physical education (PE) programs. Fourteen photo stories produced by students enrolled in PE programs at two universities were analysed using a semiotic approach to excavate the emergent themes of sporting bodies from the narratives. Relying on Kumashiro's anti-oppressive educational theoretical framework, the authors found that most of stories reified discursive practices that (re)produce gender oppression in sport. Despite these findings, the authors also discovered anti-oppressive pedagogies are useful for teaching against the body oppressions conveyed in the photo stories. How anti-oppressive education informs other areas of PE should be examined in the future.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Athletics, Athletes, Human Body, Undergraduate Study, Physical Education, Photography, College Students, Gender Bias, Technology Uses in Education, Coding, Social Attitudes, Ability, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Sociology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada