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ERIC Number: EJ1168188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5123
Becoming a Place-Responsive Practitioner: Exploration of an Alternative Conception of "Friluftsliv" in the Swedish Physical Education and Health Curriculum
Mikaels, Jonas
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v10 n1 p3-19 2018
This study explores the educational potential of a place-responsive pedagogy to teaching and learning in "friluftsliv" within the Swedish physical education and health (PEH) curriculum. The study draws on qualitative empirical materials from a yearlong research project, together with a group of high school PEH teachers working in seventh through ninth grade. Following Deleuze and Guattari (1987), this study employed the concept of becoming-place as an analytical tool in exploring modes of thinking and doing school-based friluftsliv. The findings suggest that the current understanding of friluftsliv as curriculum, perceived as outdoor leisure and recreation, limits teachers' use of school-based friluftsliv. The key finding of this study is that a place-responsive pedagogy can enable teachers to work within school-based friluftsliv in new and innovative ways and to engage in cross-curricular teaching and learning initiatives more locally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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