Educational texts as empirical basis in qualitative research in Physical Education

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Abstrakt

This presentation will focus attention on educational texts as empirical basis in qualitative research in Physical Education (PE). Educational texts may be defined as all kinds of texts used in a pedagogical setting, including textbooks, popular articles, webpages and political reports (Selander & Skjelbred, 2004). In educational contexts they function as central conveyors of knowledge about different areas. At the same time, however, they should be seen as complex structures, which embody and reconstruct values and discourses (Apple and Christian-Schmidt, 1991; Selander and Skjelbred, 2004). This makes them fundamental sites for illuminating what counts as knowledge in an educational setting (Selander & Skjeldbred, 2004). This presentation will introduce a qualitative research study obtained with discourse analysis of educational texts in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) in Denmark (Svendsen & Svendsen, 2014). It will present the theoretical and methodological considerations that are tied to the analysis of educational texts and discuss the qualities and challenges related to educational texts as empirical basis in qualitative research in PE. References: Apple, M. W. & Christian-Schmidt, L. K. (1991) (eds.) The Politics of the textbook (New York, Routledge). Selander, S. & Skjelbred, G. (2004) Pedagogiske tekster for kommunikasjon og læring [Pedagogica texts for communication and learning] (Oslo, Universitetsforlaget). Svendsen, A.M. & Svendsen, J. T. (2014) Teacher or coach? How logics from the field of sports contribute to the construction of knowledge in PETE pedagogical discourse through educational texts. Sport, Education and Society, e-pub ahead of print.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed5th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise - University of Chichester
Varighed: 30. aug. 20161. sep. 2016

Konference

Konference5th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
LokationUniversity of Chichester
Periode30/08/201601/09/2016

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