Defining, acquiring and transacting cultural capital through assessment in physical education

Redelius, Karin and Hay, Peter (2010) Defining, acquiring and transacting cultural capital through assessment in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 15 3: 275-294. doi:10.1177/1356336X09364719


Author Redelius, Karin
Hay, Peter
Title Defining, acquiring and transacting cultural capital through assessment in physical education
Journal name European Physical Education Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-336X
1741-2749
Publication date 2010-07-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1356336X09364719
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 275
End page 294
Total pages 20
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Assessment is a powerful message system in education, but one which has not received sufficient research and critical or theoretical attention in the field of physical education. Drawing on the physical education and health (PEH) assessment experiences of 16-year-old students in the Swedish education system, the focus in this paper is on what students learn about the purpose, practice and possible consequences of summative assessment. By studying their beliefs about grades and perceptions of the criteria for receiving a high grade in PEH, the aim is to analyse what values students comprehend and learn as important in the subject. Our conclusion is that the students learn, through and as a consequence or outcome of assessment, the valued characteristics and behaviours necessary for acquiring the institutional cultural capital of high grades, as well as information about the value of their capacities and their relative value within the field of PEH.
© 2009 North West Counties Physical Education Association and SAGE Publications.
Keyword Assessment
Cultural capital
Grades
Physical education
Curriculum
Ability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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