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ERIC Number: EJ881878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Tensions and Dilemmas in Body-Pedagogy in Kindergarten--Employees' Effort to Transform a Vocational Education Programme about Body and Movement into Practice
Herskind, Mia
Sport, Education and Society, v15 n2 p187-202 May 2010
This paper concerns a research-based evaluation of Danish kindergarten employees and their experiences of an educational project "Moving Children" and the learning processes that followed in kindergarten in which they aimed to develop a body-pedagogy in order to increase the physical activity in children's daily life. The study emphasises how tensions and dilemmas arise in the employees' effort to change the existing body-pedagogy that in a Danish kindergarten tradition relate to children's self-organised play. Using the notion of social learning theory and based on a phenomenological frame of reference the study underlines the significance of bringing in the bodily narratives in investigations of body-pedagogy. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark