Wii Teach Movement Qualities in Physical Education
2014 (English)In: Sport Science Review, ISSN 2066-8732, Vol. 23, no 5-6, 241-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In Sweden, the PE curriculum states that students are expected to develop a number of abilities, a variety of movement activities and qualities. Interesting to explore is then if exergames (video games that includes physical activity) can be seen as a teaching resource to learn different movement’s qualities. With a new teaching tool that has been introduced in education and new policy documents emphasising development of different movement qualities, the purpose of this article is accordingly to investigate students’ use of different movement qualities when playing various exergames during PE. For this we use a version of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) adapted for exploring exergames in PE practice. The empirical data include video-recordings from PE lessons. The games offered were of three different characters; sports games, exercise games and dance games. We are inspired by the LMA framework and explore students' movement qualities on the basis of four aspects; body, effort, space and relations. Further, with socio-cultural learning theory, recognition of artefacts, other people and the offered content of the exergames are also involved in the analysis. Our findings show that exergames are creating opportunities for PE teachers and students to pay attention to different movement qualities. In PE the player is accordingly involved in a complex context of movement qualities, interacting with the game and with other students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 23, no 5-6, 241-266 p.
artefact, exergames, physical education, movement qualities, Laban movement framework, movement analysis chart
Research subject Social Sciences/Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3628DOI: 10.1515/ssr-2015-0004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3628DiVA: diva2:774532
FunderSwedish Research Council, 721-2010-4756