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What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework
ABSTRACT It is widely argued that continuing professional development (CPD) for physical education (PE) teachers is important, yet questions remain about ‘effective’ CPD. We consider these questions
Exploring the relation between physical activity and health—a salutogenic approach to physical education
This article takes a point of departure in the debate whether physical education should consider a limited or an increased commitment towards public health goals and a public health agenda through a critique of the dominance of a pathogenic perspective of health, and through a salutogenic approach regarding health as a process.
Risky bodies: health surveillance and teachers’ embodiment of health
In the current climate of health surveillance, governmental measurement and control as well as a focus on individual responsibility for risk are prevalent in school contexts. Physical education is a
Young people’s uses of wearable healthy lifestyle technologies; surveillance, self-surveillance and resistance
ABSTRACT An international evidence-base demonstrates that healthy lifestyle digital technologies, like exergames, health-related mobile applications (‘apps’) and wearable health devices are being
Health by stealth – exploring the sociocultural dimensions of salutogenesis for sport, health and physical education research
ABSTRACT Sport, health and physical education (SHPE) researchers have increasingly embraced the salutogenic model of health devised by Aaron Antonvosky, to re-understand and problematise the relation
From teaching young people to be healthy to learning health
In this article we make a case for a shift in health education practice away from teaching young people to be healthy to an understanding of the ways young people learn health. Initially, we
Heterotopias in physical education: towards a queer pedagogy?
This article sets out to outline how prevailing gender structures can be challenged in physical education (PE) by exploring queer potentials in an event that took place during a dancing lesson in an
Researching children’s rights in education: sociology of childhood encountering educational theory
This paper aims to explore and develop a theoretical approach for children’s rights research in education formed through an encounter between the sociology of childhood and John Dewey’s educational
A salutogenic, strengths-based approach as a theory to guide HPE curriculum change
The draft Australian Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2012c) takes a strengths-based approach that emphasizes
Healthy bodies: construction of the body and health in physical education
In physical education, bodies are not only moved but made. There are perceived expectations for bodies in physical education to be ‘healthy bodies’—for teachers to be ‘appropriate’ physical, fit,