Från stillasittande till stående ovationer
: Att inspirera och stödja lärare i att navigera hinder och främja rörelse i undervisningen

Translated title of the thesis: From sedentary to standing ovations: inspiring and supporting teachers in navigating obstacles and promoting movement in teaching
  • Erik Lütz
  • Selma Salomonsson

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level

Abstract

Previous research has demonstrated the positive effects of physical activity in schools and various implementation possibilities to ensure that everyone in the school takes responsibility for the health-promoting mission of the school. The purpose of this study is to investigate classroom teachers' reasoning and perceptions regarding physical activity in classroom teaching. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with classroom teachers in grades 4-6. The study draws on a didactic theory with a phenomenological perspective. The findings reveal that teachers see physical activity as central to the school's health promotion efforts. However, there is significant variation among teachers in the perceived application of physical activity. The frequency of activities varies depending on factors such as group needs and scheduling. Teachers note positive effects such as improved concentration and self-confidence among students, but they also encounter challenges such as conflicts in the classroom, lack of space, and difficulties in returning to focus after activities. The study suggests that sharing experiences among colleagues is desirable to increase and improve the implementation of physical activity in teaching. While previous research highlights its benefits, teachers face obstacles that the research does not address. Despite recognizing the value of physical activity, teachers struggle with implementation due to factors such as lack of support and overcrowded classrooms. The conclusion is that classroom teachers need concrete tips on what they can implement, how they can implement it, and when they can implement physical activity in teaching.
Date of Award2024-Jun
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorAnn-Christin Sollerhed (Supervisor), Lars-Erik Nilsson (Assessor) & Petra Magnusson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: årskurs 4-6

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)

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