Rethinking physical education for the future. A comparative study of transnational development of bodily learning dimensions
In this seminar, we will discuss the relationship between philosophy and empiricism in the subject of physical education. We will also investigate ways of renewing the subject of PE in schools using epistemological and research-based methods that are both relevant and culturally sensitive.
Another focus of the seminar will be the relationship between school politics and the ways in which physical education promotes bodily learning.
Our goal is to show that these various topics, which are usually discussed separately, are actually interrelated, and that analysis of one may reveal new perspectives on another. We hope that a broad context of investigation will make room for innovative ideas and fresh connections.
International keynote speakers
We are happy to present:
- Keejoon Yoon, Incheon National University, South Korea: “PE in schools and the PE curriculum in South Korea.”
- Tomoyasu Kondoh, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan: “PE and the role of sports as an extracurricular activity in Japanese schools.”
- Lanei Rodemeyer, Pittsburg University: “How can philosophical perspectives on the body contribute to the understanding of learning in PE?”
Thursday, 17 October
Day one: General perspectives on PE nationally and internationally
10.40: Cultural punctuation for the seminar – frames and references for current school policy.
11.00: Introduction: Jorunn Spord Borgen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
11.15: Tensions and contradictions in the understanding of bodily learning in PE: Gunn Engelsrud, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Session 1: PE in school – what is at stake?
12.30-13.15: (What is) the problem of (un)clear boundaries between PE and PA – the Norwegian case. Jorunn Spord Borgen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and Knut Løndal, Oslo Metropolitan University
13.15-14.00: (What is) the problem of the constitution of “the able student” in PE. Erik Aasland, Agder University and Gunn Engelsrud, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
14.00-14.45: (What is) the problem of bodily learning in PE from a policy perspective: the challenges of formalization and standardization. Tine Prøitz, University of Southern Norway
14.30-14.45: Coffee break
Session 2: Philosophical perspectives: Bodily learning dimensions
15.00-16.00: How can philosophical perspectives on the body contribute to the understanding of learning in PE. Lanei Rodemeyer, Pittsburg University
16.00-16.45: Bodily sensitivity – collective bodily sensitivity and framing – normative regulations of movement – the individual movement and collectively functioning? Gunn Engelsrud, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
16.45-17.00: Round up
18.00: Dinner at Godt Innafor
Friday, 18 October
Day two: Rethinking physical education for the future
Session 1: PE as school subject – framing of policies, curriculums and practices
09.00 – 09.15 Introduction to an international perspective, Jorunn Spord Borgen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.
09.15-10.15: PE in schools and the PE curriculum in South Korea. Keejoon Yoon, Incheon National University, South Korea.
10.15-10.30: Coffee break
10.30-11.30: PE and the role of sport as extracurricular activities in school in Japanese schools. Tomoyasu Kondoh, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan.
11.30-12.15: PE in schools and the PE curriculum in Norway. Name to be confirmed
Session 2: Deepening the conceptual framework for future education
13.00-13.45: How can teachers frame and understand “deep bodily learning” What does it mean to teach “deep bodily learning” Lanei Rodemayer, Pittsburg University,
13.45-14.45: Round table discussions; How can researchers and teachers in school together rethink physical education for the future. Jorunn Spord Borgen, Lanei Rodemayer, Keejoon Yoon, Tomoyasu Kondoh, Øyvind Standal, Gunn Engelsrud.
14.45 -15.00: Concluding remarks