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Dean Barker

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303742

Room: G2128

Dean Barker

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About Dean Barker

Dean Barker is associate professor in physical education at the School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.

Research
His research mainly focuses on student learning in physical education. Ongoing projects aim to develop pedagogical strategies for teachers which will enhance students' learning experiences.

Dean Barker is also involved in critical investigations of physical education practices. These have a focus on fat stigma and racialization within the school subject.

Other research focuses on aspects of physical education teacher education (PETE) and the preparation of pre-service teachers for professional life.

Dr. Barker is currently principal investigator for the MOVE project, an investigation of how people develop movement capability in different areas. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a regular reviewer and speaker at national and international scientific meetings.

Teaching
Dean Barker gives lectures and is responsible for the examination of PETE courses at bachelors and advanced levels at the School of Health Sciences at Örebro University. He is currently supervising six doctoral candidates. 

Collaboration and assignments
Editorial board member for 'Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education'.
Editorial board member for 'Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy'.
Board member for the European Association for the Sociology of Sport.

Research projects

Research teams

Publications

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers | 

Articles in journals

Barker, D. , Larsson, H. & Nyberg, G. (2020). Exploring movement learning in physical education using a threshold approach. Journal of teaching in physical education, 39 (3), 415-423.
SueSee, B. & Barker, D. (2019). Self-Reported and observed teaching styles of Swedish physical education teachers. Curriculum Studies in Physical Education and Health, 10 (1), 34-50.
Rönnqvist, M. , Larsson, H. , Nyberg, G. & Barker, D. (2019). Understanding learners’ sense making of movement learning in physical education. Curriculum Studies in Physical Education and Health, 10 (2), 172-186.
Aarskog, E. , Barker, D. & Spord Borgen, J. (2019). What were you thinking? A methodological approach for exploring decision-making and learning in physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 24 (8), 828-840.
Barker, D. , Aggerholm, K. , standal, Ø. & Larsson, H. (2018). Developing the practising model in Physical Education: An expository outline focusing on movement capability. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 23 (2), 209-221.
Aggerholm, K. , Standal, Ø. , Barker, D. & Larsson, H. (2018). On Practising in Physical Education: Outline for a pedagogical model. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 23 (2), 197-208.
Barker, D. , Wallhead, T. , Brock, S. , Goodyear, V. & Amade-Escot, C. (2017). Group Work in Physical Education: Exploring the Interconnectedness of Theoretical Approaches and Practice. Journal of teaching in physical education, 36, 50-60.
Barker, D. & Quennerstedt, M. (2017). Power and group work in physical education: A Foucauldian perspective. European Physical Education Review, 23 (3), 339-353.
Barker, D. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2016). Hanging up the shirt: an autoethnographic account of disengaging from a social rugby culture. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 19 (5), 711-725.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Rynne, S. B. & Lee, J. (2016). Learning cultures and cultural learning in high-performance sport: opportunities for sport pedagogues. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 (1), 1-9.
Barker, D. & Annerstedt, C. (2016). Managing physical education lessons: An interactional approach. Sport, Education and Society, 21 (6), 924-944.
Barker, D. , Quennerstedt, M. & Annerstedt, C. (2015). Inter-student interactions and student learning in health and physical education: a post-Vygotskian analysis. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 20 (4), 409-426.
Barker, D. , Quennerstedt, M. & Annerstedt, C. (2015). Learning through group work in physical education: a symbolic interactionist approach. Sport, Education and Society, 20 (5), 604-623.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Sattler, S. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2015). Second Generation Immigrant Girls’ Negotiations of Cultural Proximity in Switzerland: A Foucauldian Reading. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 16 (4), 1213-1229.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. , Lee, J. & Barker, D. (2014). Athlete learning in Olympic sport. Sports Coaching Review, 3 (2), 162-178.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Wals, A. & Tinning, R. (2014). High performance sport and sustainability: a contradiction of terms?. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 1-11.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2014). 'Just do a little more': examining expertise in high performance sport from a sociocultural learning perspective. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 92-105.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2014). Moving out of sports: A sociocultural examination of olympic career transitions. International journal of sports science & coaching, 9 (2), 255-270.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. & Annerstedt, C. (2014). Techno-rational knowing and phronesis: the professional practice of one middle-distance running coach. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 53-65.
Quennerstedt, M. , Annerstedt, C. , Barker, D. , Karlefors, I. , Larsson, H. , Redelius, K. & Öhman, M. (2014). What did they learn in school today?: A method for exploring aspects of learning in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 20 (2), 282-302.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. , Gerlach, E. , Sattler, S. & Pühse, U. (2014). Youths with migration backgrounds and their experiences of physical education: An examination of three cases. Sport, Education and Society, 19 (2), 186-203.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Pühse, U. (2013). Constructive readings of interactive episodes: Examining ethics in physical education from a social constructionist perspective. Sport, Education and Society, 18 (4), 511-526.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Sattler, S. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2013). Sport-'It's Just Healthy': Locating Healthism within Discourses of Social Integration. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 39 (5), 759-772.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. , Gerlach, E. , Sattler, S. , Bergman, M. & Pühse, U. (2013). Swiss youths, migration and integrative sport: A critical-constructive reading of popular discourse. European Journal for Sport and Society, 10 (2), 143-160.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. B. & Lee, J. (2012). Olympism as education: Analysing the learning experiences of elite athletes. Educational review (Birmingham), 64 (3), 369-384.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2012). 'One door closes, a next door opens up somewhere': The learning of one Olympic synchronised swimmer. Reflective Practice, 13 (3), 373-385.
Gerber, M. , Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerlach, E. , Sattler, S. , Knöpfli, M. , Müller, C. & Pühse, U. (2011). Sport und soziale Integration: Begriffserklärung und Konzeption der Basler SSINC-Studie. Sportunterricht, 60 (2), 227-231.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Sattler, S. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2011). Understanding youths with migration backgrounds and their relations to physical education. Sportunterricht, 60 (8), 239-242.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Barker, D. , Wallhead, T. & Quennerstedt, M. (2017). Student learning through interaction in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 23 (3), 273-278.
Barker, D. , Bergentoft, H. & Nyberg, G. (2017). What would physical educators know about movement education? A review of literature. Quest (National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), 69 (4), 419-435.

Chapters in books

Gerlach, E. , Barker, D. , Knöpfli, M. & Gerber, M. (2017). Evaluation der SSINC-Intervention. In: Gerber, M.; Pühse, U., Sport, Migration und soziale Integration: Eine empirische Studie zur Bedeutung des Sports bei Jugendlichen (pp. 224-250). Zurich: Seismo.
Barker, D. & Bergman, M. M. (2017). Mixed methods and integration. In: Gerber, M., Pühse, U, Sport, Migration und soziale Integration: Eine empirische Studie zur Bedeutung des Sports bei Jugendlichen (pp. 117-122). . Seismo.
Knöpfli, M. , Barker, D. , Gerlach, E. , Müller, C. , Pühse, U. & Gerber, M. (2017). SSINC-Intervention: theoretische Fundierung, Konzeption und praktische Umsetzung einer Intervention zum interkulturellen Lernen und zur Förderung sozialer Intergration im Sportunterricht. In: Gerber, M., Pühse, U., Sport, Migration und soziale Integration: Eine empirische Studie zur Bedeutung des Sports bei Jugendlichen (pp. 208-223). . Seismo.
Barker, D. & Lundvall, S. (2017). Transformative Pedagogy in Physical Education and the Challenges of Young People with Migration Backgrounds. In: Ennis, C. D.; Armour, K.; Chen, A.; Garn, A. C.; Mauerberg-deCastro, E.; Penney, D.; Silverman, S. J.; Solomon, M. A.; Tinning, R., Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies (pp. 356-368). London: Routledge.
Sattler, S. , Barker, D. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2017). Zur Basler SSINC-Studie - ein Mixed Method-Projekt: Befunde aus den qualitativen Interviews. In: Markus Gerber, Uwe Pühse, Sport, Migration und soziale Integration: Eine empirische Studie zur Bedeutung des Sports bei Jugendlichen. Zürich: Seismo.
Barker, D. , Nielsen, J. , Wahlström, M. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Carlén, U. & Maivorsdotter, N. (2016). Jacob and Martin: Developing digital technology competence in physical education teacher education. In: Ashley Casey, Victoria A. Goodyear & Kathleen M. Armour, Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education: Pedagogical Cases (pp. 231-246). . Taylor & Francis Group.
Larsson, H. , Annerstedt, C. , Barker, D. , Karlefors, I. , Quennerstedt, M. , Redelius, K. & Öhman, M. (2014). Idrott och hälsa: ett ämne för lärande?. In: Resultatdialog 2014 (pp. 120-128). Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2014). Maria: Italian, female, and pursuing dreams of elite soccer success in Switzerland. In: Kathleen Armour, Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport (pp. 171-183). . Taylor & Francis.

Collections (editor)

Barker-Ruchti, N. (ed.) & Barker, D. (ed.) (2015). Sustainability in high performance sport: current practices - future directions. London: Routledge.

Conference papers

Larsson, H. , Quennerstedt, M. , Caldeborg, A. , Janemalm, L. , Ridderlund, S. , Segolsson, J. , Vesterlund, S. , Barker, D. & et al. (2017). Teachers as researchers investigating their PE practice!. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association BERA-conference in University of Sussex, Brighton, 4th-7th sept 2017.
Larsson, H. , Quennerstedt, M. , Lundvall, S. , Nyberg, G. & Barker, D. (2016). Normkritisk idrottsundervisning. In: SVEBI-konferens 2016. Paper presented at SVEBI-konferens 2016, Örebro, 16-17 November, 2016.
Quennerstedt, M. & Barker, D. (2016). Power relations in Physical Education group work: a Foucauldian analysis. In: AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. Paper presented at AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education 2016, 8-11 June, 2016, Laramie, USA.
Barker, D. , Quennerstedt, M. & Annerstedt, C. (2014). Embodied interaction in physical education: examining group work from a multimodal perspective. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 10-13 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
Larsson, H. , Annerstedt, C. , Barker, D. , Karlefors, I. , Quennerstedt, M. , Redelius, K. & Öhman, M. (2014). Physical education: a subject for learning?. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 10-13 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
Barker, D. , Quennerstedt, M. & Annerstedt, C. (2013). Facilitating group work in physical education: working with post-Vygotskian ideas. Paper presented at Nordplus-Idrott conference, Odense, Denmark, may 6-8, 2013.
Barker, D. , Quennerstedt, M. & Annerstedt, C. (2013). Inter-student interactions and student learning in Health and Physical Education: A post-Vygotskian analysis. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association - BERA Conference in Cardiff 3-5 september 2013.
Barker, D. , Annerstedt, C. & Quennerstedt, M. (2012). Examining groupwork in health and physical education: emerging findings from a Vygotskian analysis. Paper presented at SVEBIs forskningskonferens, Perspektiv på idrottens prestationssystem – från debut till avslut, Umeå, 14-15 nov, 2012.