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Title: Exploring the Origins and Consequences of Health and Physical Education Undergraduates' Body Dispositions
Contributor(s): Varea, Valeria  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: There is considerable literature that supports the proposition that the body is central concern for Health and Physical Education (HPE) professionals. This particular group of individuals has certain dispositions with regard to the body that can be readily conveyed to their students in intentional and unintentional ways through pedagogical encounters. This paper will discuss how a group of undergraduate HPE students think about and consider the body. Taking a poststructuralist perspective and drawing mainly on the work of Foucault, in-depth interviews were used as method to explore how these HPE undergraduates came to shape their particular dispositions across time. Three main themes emerged: the 'normal' body, fat bodies and the HPE teacher's body. Findings from this study will be helpful in understanding HPE undergraduates' body dispositions and how they shape up their idea of teaching.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Sport and Society, 3(3), p. 207-218
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2152-7865
Field of Research (FOR): 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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