1st Edition

Learning Movements New Perspectives of Movement Education

Edited By Hakan Larsson Copyright 2021
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    Contemporary ways of understanding human movements, specifically movement learning, are heavily dominated by individualistic, dualistic and mechanistic perspectives. These perspectives are individualistic in the sense that in research as well as in educational practice movements/movers are typically decontextualized, they are dualistic in the sense that the body is taken to be ‘inhabited’, even ‘governed,’ by a rational mind which is not itself a part of that body; and they are mechanistic in the sense that movements and movement learning can be ‘calculated’.

    This approach has supported the dominance of a westernised and predominantly white, masculinised and heteronormative view of able bodies, embodiment and movements. Hence, it has contributed to marginalise not only other approaches and perspectives and individuals.

    New research has evolved, including new approaches and these held perspectives have been challenged by social and culturally sensitive, holistic as well as pluralistic, and dynamic/organic perspectives of human movements and moving humans. Examples of such research can be found in disciplines such as; physical education and pedagogy, ethnography, philosophy, and sociology.

    Learning Movements: New Perspectives of Movement Education provides the societal and epistemological background for these new approaches and will be essential in disseminating this knowledge to movement educators, academics and researchers as well as professionals within education, sports, health and fitness, dance, outdoor activities, etc., and that it will spearhead new and inclusive practices within these settings.

    1. Introduction to New Perspectives of Movement Learning

    Håkan Larsson

    2. Metaphors of Movement Learning

    Dean Barker, Gunn Nyberg and Heléne Bergentoft

    3. Movement Learning in Educational Contexts

    Håkan Larsson

    4. Beyond Molecularization: Constructivist, Situated and Activity Theory Approaches to Movement Learning

    David Kirk and Elise Houssin

    5. A Phenomenological Perspective of Movement Learning

    Øyvind Standal

    6. A Phenomenographic Perspective of Movement Learning

    Gunn Nyberg

    7. Foucault’s Poststructuralist Approaches to Understanding Movement Learning

    Pirkko Markula

    8. A Transactional Understanding of Movement Learning

    Joacim Andersson and Mikael Quennerstedt

    9. Practising Movement

    Kenneth Aggerholm

    10. Symbolic Interactionism And Movement Learning

    Dean Barker

    11. Teaching and Learning Running Differently: A Phenomenographic Approach to Movement Education

    Gunn Nyberg

    12. Movement Learning and Pupils’ Artistic Expression Analysing Situated Artistic Relations in Physical Education

    Joacim Andersson and Jonas Risberg

    13. An Emotional Journey: The Significance of Aesthetic Experience for Motor Learning

    Ninitha Maivorsdotter

    14. Tangible tricks and transitions in skateboarding

    Åsa Bäckström

    15. The Ecstatic Pump and the Logic of Pain. Learning Processes and Embodiment in Fitness Culture

    Jesper Andreasson and Kevin Holger Mogensen

    16. Conclusion

    Håkan Larsson


    Håkan Larsson is a Professor of sports science, specialisation education at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden