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Outdoor Recreation in Exergames: A New Step in the Detachement From Nature
Örebro universitet.
Örebro universitet.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5834-9518
2016 (English)In: Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, Vol. 16, no 4, 285-302 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A new teaching aidexergamesis increasing in popularity in schools and is regarded as an interesting, varied and effective way of improving students' fitness. These exercise television games often contain references to physical activities carried out in different outdoor landscapes. The purpose of this article is to examine the views of landscape and nature offered by the games and the consequences this may have for students' relationships with nature and future environmental commitment. The methodological approach used is companion meaning analysis: the meaning of nature that follows when playing the games. The results show a controlled landscape that is perfectly arranged for the activity (functional specialisation). It is an obvious anthropocentric base and commands an instrumental value where nature is valuable because it satisfies our felt preferences (demand value). Exergames can thus be seen as a further step in an ongoing detachment process from the physical landscape (indoorisation).

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Oxon: Routledge, 2016. Vol. 16, no 4, 285-302 p.
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Social Sciences Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-47157DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2016.1147965ISI: 000386365200001OAI: diva2:1046293
Available from: 2016-11-13 Created: 2016-11-13 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved

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