Social construction of the physical activity field at the school/university interface

MacDonald, Doune, Kirk, David and Braiuka, Sandy (1999) Social construction of the physical activity field at the school/university interface. European Physical Education Review, 5 1: 31-51. doi:10.1177/1356336X990051003


Author MacDonald, Doune
Kirk, David
Braiuka, Sandy
Title Social construction of the physical activity field at the school/university interface
Journal name European Physical Education Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-336X
Publication date 1999-02-01
DOI 10.1177/1356336X990051003
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 51
Total pages 21
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject C1
330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
749906 Education policy
Abstract While some bodies of literature address the construction of school physical education and others the construction of university study of physical activity (e.g. physical education, human movement studies), little attention has been paid to the interface between these sites.This is somewhat surprising given the significant growth and popularity of the physical activity field in universities and that together they form a cyclical relationship in that the university disciplinary knowledge is central to physical education teacher education.This paper introduces aspects of the production, reproduction, adaptation, and modification of educational discourse as students move from school physical education into human movement studies. In doing so, it will highlight dominant dimensions of the regulative discourse, the strengths and weaknesses in the classification and framing of knowledge within school and tertiary programmes, and introduce a relatively unique line of research into the construction of educational discourse in school subjects.
Keyword discourse
physical education
teacher education
reproduction
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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