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Title: "I just remember rugby": re-membering physical education as more than a sport
Authors: Casey, Ashley
Quennerstedt, Mikael
Keywords: Autobiographical memory
Cultural norms
Models-based practice
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor and Francis / © SHAPE America
Citation: CASEY, A. and QUENNERSTEDT, M., 2015. "I just remember rugby": re-membering physical education as more than a sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86 (1), pp. 40 - 50.
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this article was to investigate how boys communicate previous experiences of cultural norms in physical education (PE) practice. This was done by analyzing what boys (from a school in the United Kingdom) remember about PE 2 years after they last participated. Making use of autobiographical memory theory and John Dewey's notions of reactualization of experience and collateral learning, we discuss the results of the study in terms of re-membering. Method: The participants in this study were 20 boys from a secondary school in the United Kingdom. At the time of the study, 11 of the boys were aged 16 to 17 years old and 9 were aged 17 to 18 years old. These boys were interviewed using a semistructured approach to explore their autobiographical memories of PE. Results: The overarching "logic" of memories of PE was sport. Almost all of the boys' articulated memories were of doing sports, albeit in various capacities. Beyond the main theme, the article positions the boys' recollections against established cultural norms of PE as a social practice and explores three subthemes: (a) just doing the game in a traditional curriculum though a multiactivity sport discourse; (b) learning the games in a technical sport discourse; and (c) learning beyond the game around an educational sport discourse. Conclusions: These boys reactualized memories of learning within an educational discourse, which suggests that what they learned goes beyond the simple consequence of participating. Copyright © 2015 SHAPE America.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport on 17th November 2014 available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2014.977430
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2014.977430
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19535
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2014.977430
ISSN: 0270-1367
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