• Being, having and belonging: values and ways of engaging in sport 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Breivik, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This article presents an analytical framework for understanding and studying the value structures that govern participation in sport. We combine insights from a Norwegian Monitor survey with existential philosophical ...
    • Bubbles & Squat – did Dionysus just sneak into the fitness centre? 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Larsen, Signe Højbjerre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      A Danish fitness chain recently introduced a new concept called Bubbles & Squat. Here, fitness training is combined with free champagne and music. In this paper, we examine this new way of bringing parties, alcohol and ...
    • Competition in Physical Education: Avoid, Ask, Adapt or Accept? 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Standal, Øyvind Førland; Hordvik, Mats Melvold (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Competition is an essential part of youth sport. But should it also be part of the curriculum in physical education? Or are competitive activities incompatible with the educational context? While some researchers have ...
    • Defiance in sport 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This article examines the role and value of defiance in sport. I argue that defiance is a virtue in sport and make a case for it as a spirited and praiseworthy way of counteracting burdened conditions. To do this, I ...
    • ”Den følelse kan jeg ikke skabe, hvis jeg bare står og fortæller” – Lærernes erfaringer med en handlingsorienteret tilgang til bevægelse i folkeskolen 

      Madsen, Kasper Lasthein; Aggerholm, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Indførelsen af kravet om 45 minutters daglig motion og bevægelse i folkeskolen har forandret lærernes undervisningspraksis. I dette kvalitative interviewstudie undersøger vi, hvilke didaktiske overvejelser lærere gør sig, ...
    • Developing the practising model in physical education: an expository outline focusing on movement capability 

      Barker, Dean; Aggerholm, Kenneth; Standal, Øyvind Førland; Larsson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: Physical educators currently have a number of pedagogical (or curricular) models at their disposal. While existing models have been well-received in educational contexts, these models seek to extend students’ ...
    • Embodying education: A bildung theoretical approach to movement integration 

      Madsen, Kasper Lasthein; Aggerholm, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Movement integration (MI) has become a significant part of contemporary educational policy; it implies that teachers of any school subject are responsible for organizing movement activities that are of educative value. In ...
    • Habits, skills and embodied experiences: a contribution to philosophy of physical education 

      Standal, Øyvind Førland; Aggerholm, Kenneth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      One of the main topics in philosophical work dealing with physical education is if and how the subject can justify its educational value. Acquisition of practical knowledge in the form of skills and the provision of positive ...
    • Having the last laugh: The value of humour in invasion games 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Ronglan, Lars Tore (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-08-08)
      This paper provides an existential analysis of humour as a social virtue in invasion games at the elite sport level. The main argument is that humour in this particular context can be valuable both in the competitive social ...
    • ‘Humour helps’: elite sports coaching as a balancing act 

      Ronglan, Lars Tore; Aggerholm, Kenneth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-02-28)
      To date, humour's role in sport settings has hardly received scholarly attention. However, reflecting on future research within the sociology of sports coaching (Jones, Ronglan, Potrac, & Cushion, 2011), it was suggested ...
    • Learning in sport: From life skills to existential learning 

      Ronkainen, Noora; Aggerholm, Kenneth; Ryba, Tatiana V.; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Youth sport is habitually promoted as an important context for learning that contributes to a person’s broader development beyond sport-specific skills. A growing body of research in this area has operated within a life ...
    • On practising in physical education: outline for a pedagogical model 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Standal, Øyvind Førland; Dean, Barker; Håkan, Larsson (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: Models-based approaches to physical education have in recent years developed as a way for teachers and students to concentrate on a manageable number of learning objectives, and align pedagogical approaches ...
    • Parkour as acrobatics: an existential phenomenological study of movement in parkour 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Højbjerre Larsen, Signe (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-14)
      The aim of this paper is to pursue a novel understanding of parkour. Through an existential phenomenological analysis based on the phenomenology of embodiment and spatiality found in Merleau-Ponty and drawing on Sloterdijk’s ...
    • Superwomen? Young sporting women, temporality and learning not to be perfect 

      Ronkainen, Noora; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Aggerholm, Kenneth; Ryba, Tatiana (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      New forms of neoliberal femininity create demanding horizons of expectation for young women. For talented athletes, these pressures are intensified by the establishment of dual-career discourses that construct the combination ...
    • Yes We Can! A Phenomenological Study of a Sports Camp for Young People With Cerebral Palsy 

      Aggerholm, Kenneth; Martiny, Kristian Møller Moltke (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This article contributes to the understanding of embodied practices and experiences within adapted physical activity. It presents a study of a 4-day winter sports camp for young people with cerebral palsy. The experiences ...