To acquire a taste for friluftsliv – a part of becoming a PE teacher?: Swedish Physical Education teacher educators’ thoughts about their students’ preferences for friluftsliv
2009 (English)In: Movning Bodies, ISSN 1503-6065, Vol. 7, no 1, 9-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Teacher students’ own biographies and early experiences of teaching have proven to have a major significance for their future teaching, compared to perspectives and content in teacher education. This is also the case for Physical Education (PE) teacher students, whose preferences for physical activity are often constituted by their experiences of sport. Based on the values assigned to friluftsliv (or its anglicised equivalents, “outdoor recreation” or “outdoor education”) in Swedish Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), the disparity between the taste of Swedish PE teacher educators’ and that of their students’ for friluftsliv is analysed. The lack of teaching in friluftsliv in Swedish schools seems to be an example of that PE teaching is mainly based on PE teachers’ taste for physical practices, rather than on the PE curriculum. In this article the potential to change this condition by developing the teaching in friluftsliv at Swedish PETE is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Norges Idrettshøgskole , 2009. Vol. 7, no 1, 9-26 p.
Friluftsliv, School, Physical Education Teacher Student, Physical Education Teacher Education, Habitus, Taste.
Research subject Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38233DiVA: diva2:308100
ProjectsFriluftsliv in Swedish Physical Education - a Struggle of Values. Educational and Sociological Perspectives