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Why do Wii teach physical education in school?
Örebro universitet. (SMED)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED)
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan.
Örebro universitet. (SMED)
2013 (English)In: Swedish Journal of Sport Research, ISSN 2001-6018, Vol. 2, 55-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Videogames including bodily movement have recently been promoted as tools to beused in school to encourage young people to be more physically active. The purpose of thissystematic review has been to explore the arguments for and against using exergames inschool settings and thus facilitate new insights into this field. Most of the arguments forand/or against the use of exergames can be organised in relation to health and sport. Inrelation to health, the dominant theme is about fitness and obesity. In relation to sport, the twomain themes were skill acquisition, and exergames as an alternative to traditional PE. Theidea why Wii teach PE in schools is that children are becoming more obese, which in turnthreatens the health of the population. Schools seem to be an appropriate arena for thisintervention, and by using exergames as an energy consuming and enjoyable physical activitya behaviour modification and the establishment of good healthy habits is argued to beachieved.

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2013. Vol. 2, 55-81 p.
Keyword [en]
Exergames, review, synthesis, physical education, health
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Curriculum Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225371DiVA: diva2:720778
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-06-02 Created: 2014-06-02 Last updated: 2014-06-02

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