Autobiographical educative narratives of movement and physical education: The beginning of a journey

  • Douglas L Gleddie University of Alberta
  • Lee Schaefer University of Regina
Keywords: physical education, narrative inquiry, story, movement, education

Abstract

In this paper we speak the transcendental nature of both mis-educative and educative experiences in physical education. We use autobiographical narrative inquiry to examine the temporality, place and sociality of our own diverse ‘educative’ movement experiences as children, students, and physical education teachers. Through this inquiry we reflect on how these past ‘educative’ experiences have shaped our pedagogies as physical education teacher educators. We speak to the tension involved in realizing that our own stories fit neatly into the dominant stories of physical education and also to how this inquiry process helped us to begin to think more deeply about the stories on the margin. We also begin to wonder about the implications of this type of reflective, autobiographical narrative inquiry work for pre-service teachers.

Author Biographies

Douglas L Gleddie, University of Alberta
Department of Elementary EducationAssistant Professor
Lee Schaefer, University of Regina
Faculty of EducationAssistant Professor
Published
2015-01-30
Section
Feature Articles / Articles de fond