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ERIC Number: EJ1162244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
What Would Physical Educators Know about Movement Education? A Review of Literature, 2006-2016
Barker, Dean; Bergentoft, Heléne; Nyberg, Gunn
Quest, v69 n4 p419-435 2017
This review article identifies the conceptual underpinnings of current movement research in physical education. Using a hermeneutic approach, four analogies for movement education are identified: the "motor program analogy", the "neurobiological systems analogy", the "instinctive movement analogy", and the "embodied exploration analogy". Three issues related to logical consistency and its relevance for movement education are raised. The first relates to tensions between the analogies and educational policy. The second concerns differences among the four analogies. The third issue relates to the appropriateness of specific analogies for dealing with certain movement contexts. In each case, strategies for improvement are considered. The article concludes with a brief summary, along with reflections on issues that require further attention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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