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    A Qualitative Study of a Selection of Male High School Teachers’ Perceptions and Practise of Fair Play in Physical Education

    This study by Ove Olsen Sæle, Åse Nylenna Akslen and Cecilie Ristesund thoroughly examines how a selection of Norwegian male teachers in upper-secondary school perceive and practise fair play in teaching. The study’s research question asks how fair play is perceived and practised by a selection of physical education teachers in upper-secondary school. In the discussion of its findings, the study considers Sheridan’s conceptualisation of fair play, which employs seven perspectives on fair play that take the term ‘ethos’ as a key concept.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 13, 2022

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport studies journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Reflections from CrossFitters on the themes of body and community by Arild Boge, Ove Olsen Sæle & Hilde Stokvold Gundersen (open access).

    Reflections from CrossFitters on the themes of body and community

    What are the reflections of a selection of CrossFitters with regard to body ideals, body-image pressure and community? In this study by Arild Boge, Ove Olsen Sæle and Hilde Stokvold Gundersen, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a selection of participants who train at a CrossFit centre in Norway. The conclusion of the study is that the unique training form and architectural design of CrossFit appear to contribute to little body-image pressure and less focus on the ideal body.

    Introducing football ethics – an excellent textbook for neophytes

    Ove Olsen Sæle’s Fotballens etikk: Idealer og realiteter [The ethics of football: Ideals and realities] (Fagbokforlaget) deals with football from various ethical perspectives: Aristotelian ethics, duty-based ethics, utilitarian ethics, ontological ethics, relating to current topics such as supporter culture, match-fixing, fair play, the historical development of football, VAR refereeing, coaching and e-sports. Lisa Joern’s review is very positive, finding this timely introduction to football ethics both practical and pedagogical.
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