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Embodying Meaning: Qualities, Feelings, Selective Attention, and Habits
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Virginia Tech, Sch Educ, Blacksburg, VA USA..
2016 (English)In: Quest (National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), ISSN 0033-6297, E-ISSN 1543-2750, Vol. 68, no 2, 207-222 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Recently, there has been increasing pedagogical interest in the qualities and characteristics of movement. This article examines these qualities and characteristics in terms of John Dewey's distinction between abstract, linguistic significant meanings and concrete, embodied imminent meanings. Imminent meanings are comprised of intuitive qualities, feelings, selective attention, and habits. We examine each of these in turn in hopes of better understanding the learning of "body techniques" while illuminating some important aspects of body pedagogics.

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2016. Vol. 68, no 2, 207-222 p.
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Body pedagogics, body techniques, feelings, imminent meaning, qualities, selective attention, significant meaning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300599DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2016.1143850ISI: 000379691800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300599DiVA: diva2:951715
Available from: 2016-08-10 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2016-08-10Bibliographically approved

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