The digitisation of school health and physical education

  • Gard, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lupton, Deborah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Leahy, Deana (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pluim, Carolyn (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    While there is growing enthusiasm for using digital technology in school health and physical education (HPE), this is
    happening in the absence of systematic empirical research. This project aims to describe the forms digital HPE is taking,
    analyse the commercial and ideological forces shaping it, and discuss its impacts. It aims to provide educational
    stakeholders with a knowledge base on which to anchor debate, policy and further research concerning the complex
    ethical and philosophical issues raised by the digitisation of HPE. As the first HPE research grounded in theories of
    digital culture, the project also aims to challenge the intellectual foundations of HPE teacher training as well as widely
    held views about the public health role of schools.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/19

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD179,848.00