Enactive movement integration: results from an action research project

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In this article, we examine how to integrate movement into teaching. Through action research in four Danish primary schools, teachers and a researcher collaboratively developed movement activities in teaching. The result of the research is a didactical model for enactive movement integration (EMI) containing six categories of bodily practices; to mime, dramatize, gesticulate, shape, imitate, and sense. These provide pupils with sensory-motor, affective, and intersubjective experiences with the subject matter. We conclude that the didactical model can help teachers plan and conduct movement integration in a way that embraces the pupils' embodied subjectivity and enactive engagement with the subject matter.
Translated title of the contributionEn erfaringsbaseret og handlingsorienteret didaktik for bevægelse i undervisningen: Resultatet af et aktionsforskningsprojekt
Original languageEnglish
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies
Pages (from-to)103139
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2020


  • learning, educational science and teaching

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