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Marie Öhman

Title: Professor School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Marie Öhman

About Marie Öhman

Marie Öhman, PhD in Sociology, is a professor in Physical Education and Health who has taught teacher education for over 25 years at various levels in the education system. She defended her dissertation "Body and power in motion" in sociology in 2007. The dissertation treated the subject of the relationship between body, individual and society. Inspired by Michel Foucault's work on power and control, Öhman has contributed research concerning the bodily dimension in sporting contexts, not least the body's pedagogical significance and its didactic meanings in the Swedish school subject sport and health's teaching practice.


Research

One of Öhman's projects “Don’t touch! "Pedagogical consequences of the 'forbidden' body in Physical Education", which has been funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science (CIF), has attracted attention both nationally and internationally. The background to the project is that abuse of children in schools and sports associations has created a concern about physical contact between children and adults in institutionalized activities. Öhman's research is about physical touch in the school subject sports and health’s teaching practice, where she examines whether and how physical education teachers' work is affected by the general debate about the risks of physical touch. The results show what happens to the teachers’ pedagogical work, the content of the subject and the students' development and learning about physical education if teachers no longer dare to touch the students when they teach. Here, the idea of what children’s rights means is challenged and Öhman asks the question of what society is created if touch is taboo and adults feel a fear of touching children. The results have been presented at several national and international conferences in Europe, Australia and the United States. Furthermore, Öhman's research is represented in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) arranged by Birmingham University. This course has engaged 5,000 physical education teachers from 149 countries. Her research has generated a number of scientific articles, national and international anthologies and an international research project.

Another project by Öhman is the practice-based research project; "From feet to grades - understanding of movement for newly arrived girls' active participation and goal fulfilment in the school subject sports and health". The project assumes that school is increasingly characterized by religious and ethnic diversity, which places new demands on teachers and teacher educators. Sports and health have proven to be a subject where teachers are faced with many didactic challenges. The overall purpose is to investigate how teachers of sports and health handle intercultural encounters in their teaching.

Assignments

  • Visiting professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, since autumn 2020.
  • Member of the Swedish Research Council's assessment group, 2016 - 2018.

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Caldeborg, A. & Öhman, M. (2020). Intergenerational touch in physical education in relation to heteronormativity: Female students’ perspectives. European Physical Education Review, 26 (2), 392-409.
Caldeborg, A. , Maivorsdotter, N. & Öhman, M. (2019). Touching the didactic contract: a student perspective on intergenerational touch in PE. Sport, Education and Society, 24 (3), 256-268.
Andersson, J. , Öhman, M. & Garrison, J. (2018). Physical education teaching as a caring act: techniques of bodily touch and the paradox of caring. Sport, Education and Society, 23 (6), 591-606.
Öhman, M. (2017). Losing touch: Teachers’ self-regulation in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 23 (3), 297-310.
Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, A. (2017). Questioning the no-touch discourse in physical education from a children's rights perspective. Sport, Education and Society, 22 (3), 305-320.
Almqvist, J. , Meckbach, J. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2016). How Wii Teach Physical Education and Health. SAGE Open, 6 (4), 1-16.
Öhman, J. , Öhman, M. & Klas, S. (2016). Outdoor recreation in exergames: a new step in the detachment from nature?. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 16 (4), 285-302.
Tolgfors, B. & Öhman, M. (2016). The implications of assessment for learning in physical education and health. European Physical Education Review, 22 (2), 150-166.
Redelius, K. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2015). Communicating aims and learning goals in phyical education: part of a subject for learning?. Sport, Education and Society, 20 (5), 641-655.
Andersson, J. , Östman, L. & Öhman, M. (2015). I am sailing: towards a transactional analysis of 'body techniques'. Sport, Education and Society, 20 (6), 722-740.
Maivorsdotter, N. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2015). Students’ Aesthetic Experiences of Playing Exergames: A Practical Epistemology Analysis of Learning. International Journal of Games Based Learning, 5 (3), 11-24.
Öhman, M. , Almqvist, J. , Meckbach, J. & Quennerstedt, M. (2014). Competing for ideal bodies: a study of exergames used as teaching aids in schools. Critical Public Health, 24 (2), 196-209.
Larsson, H. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). Heterotopias in physical education: towards a queer pedagogy?. Gender and Education, 26 (2), 135-150.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, M. & Armour, K. (2014). Sport and exercise pedagogy and questions about learning. Sport, Education and Society, 19 (7), 885-898.
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.
Meckbach, J. , Gibbs, B. , Almqvist, J. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2013). Exergames as a Teaching Tool in Physical Education?. Sport Science Review, 12 (5-6), 369-385.
Meckbach, J. , Almqvist, J. , Gibbs, B. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2013). Idrottslärare vill ha tv-spel på lektionerna. Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, 22 (3), 39-43.
Öhman, J. & Öhman, M. (2013). Participatory approach in practice: an analysis of student discussions about climate change. Environmental Education Research, 19 (3), 324-341.
McCuaig, L. , Öhman, M. & Wright, J. (2013). Shepherds in the gym: employing a pastoral power analytic on caring teaching in HPE. Sport, Education and Society, 18 (6), 788-806.
Quennerstedt, M. , Almqvist, J. , Meckbach, J. & Öhman, M. (2013). Why do Wii teach physical education in school?. Swedish Journal of Sport Research, 2.
Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2012). Harmoni eller konflikt?: en fallstudie av meningsinnehållet i utbildning för hållbar utveckling. NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, 8 (1), 59-72.
Quennerstedt, M. , Almqvist, J. & Öhman, M. (2012). Keep your eye on the ball: investigating artifacts-in-use in physical education. Interchange, 42 (3), 287-305.
Gibbs, B. , Almqvist, J. , Meckbach, J. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2012). TV-spel som läromedel i idrott och hälsa?. Idrott & hälsa : organ för Svenska idrottslärarföreningen, 2 (8), 11-14.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, J. & Öhman, M. (2011). Investigating learning in physical education: a transactional approach. Sport, Education and Society, 16 (2), 159-177.
Quennerstedt, M. , Almqvist, J. , Meckbach, J. & Öhman, M. (2011). TV- och dataspel som hälsofostrare. Idrott & Hälsa (6), 34-35.
Öhman, M. (2010). Analysing the direction of socialisation from a power perspective. Sport, Education and Society, 15 (4), 393-409.
Öhman, M. (2008). Att analysera socialisationens riktning ur ett maktperspektiv. Utbildning och Demokrati, 17 (3), 69-88.
Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2008). Feel good—be good: subject content and governing processes in physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 13 (4), 365-379.
Webb, L. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2008). Healthy bodies: construction of the body and health in physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 13 (4), 353-372.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, M. & Eriksson, C. (2008). Physical education in Sweden: a national evaluation. Education-line, 1-17.
Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2008). Power in action: Possibilities and restraints in ESD practice. Envigogika, 3 (1).
Almqvist, J. , Kronlid, D. , Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, J. , Öhman, M. & Östman, L. (2008). Pragmatiska studier av meningsskapande. Utbildning och Demokrati, 17 (3), 11-24.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2008). Swedish physical education research. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 13 (4), 295-302.
Almqvist, J. , Kronlid, D. , Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, J. , Öhman, M. & Östman, L. (2008). Tema: Didaktiska undersökningar. Utbildning och Demokrati, 17 (3), 5-10.
Öhman, M. (2007). Den rätta viljan: idrott och hälsa i ett styrningsperspektiv. Utbildning och Demokrati, 16 (2), 95-112.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2007). Kropp, hälsa och genus – kritiska perspektiv på idrott och hälsa?. Utbildning och Demokrati, 16 (2), 5-16.

Chapters in books

Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2019). Power and governance in environmental and sustainability education practice. In: Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman and Johan Öhman, Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges (pp. 185-193). Milton Park and New York: Routledge.
Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2019). Power and governance in environmental and sustainability education practice. In: Katrien Van Poeck; Leif Östman; Johan Öhman, Sustainable development teaching: ethical and political challenges (pp. 185-193). . Routledge.
Öhman, M. , Segolsson, J. , Quennerstedt, A. , Lennqvist Lindén, A. & Tolgfors, P. (2017). Fysisk beröring mellan lärare och elev i utbildningssammanhang. In: Jonas Almqvist, Karim Hamza, Anette Olin, Undersöka och utveckla undervisning: Professionell utveckling för lärare (pp. 155-171). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Öhman, M. & Grundberg Sandell, C. (2015). The pedagogical consequences of ‘no touching’ in Physical Education: the case of Sweden. In: Heather Piper, Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic (pp. 70-84). New York: Routledge.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, M. , Meckbach, J. , Almqvist, J. , Maivorsdotter, N. , Gibbs, B. , Nyberg, G. & Bäckström, Å. (2015). TV-spel som hälsofostran?. In: Vetenskapsrådet, Resultatdialog 2015 (pp. 183-194). Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet.
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.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). Salutogenic approaches to health and the body. In: Katie Fitzpatcrick & Richard Tinning, Health education: Critical perspectives (pp. 190-203). London: Routledge.
Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2012). Observational studies. In: Kathleen Armour, Doune Macdonald, Research methods in physical education and youth sport (pp. 189-203). London: Routledge.
Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2011). Kroppen i friluftslivet. In: Klas Sandell, Johan Arnegård, Erik Backman, Friluftssport och äventyrsidrott: utmaningar för lärare, ledare och miljö i en föränderlig värld (pp. 147-172). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Öhman, M. (2010). ”Du darfst nicht am Boden klebenbleiben”. In: Lill-Ann Körber, Stefanie von Schnurbein, Gesundheit/Krankheit: Kulturelle Differenzierungsprozesse um Körper, Geschlecht und Macht in Skandinavien (pp. 99-126). Berlin: Humboldt-Universität.
Öhman, M. (2008). "Du får inte sitta fast i golvet": en undersökning av styrningsprocesser i skolämnet idrott och hälsa. In: Kristina Engwall, Magdalena Bengtsson Levin, Stefanie von Schnurbein, Hälsa - makt, tolkning, styrning (pp. 89-112). Stockholm: Institutet för framtidsstudier.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, M. & Öhman, J. (2007). Friluftsliv, hälsa och livskvalitet. In: Britta Brügge, Matz Glantz, Klas Sandell, Friluftslivets pedagogik: för kunskap, känsla och livskvalitet (pp. 195-208). Stockholm: Liber.
Öhman, M. (2007). Styrning i ”jumpasalen”: analys av videoinspelad undervisningspraktik. In: Mats Börjesson, Eva Palmblad, Diskursanalys i praktiken (pp. 128-146). Malmö: Liber.
Eriksson, C. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2005). Idrott och hälsa: ett ämne för hälsa i rörelse!?. In: Grundskolans ämnen i ljuset av nationella utvärderingen 2003: nuläge och framåtblickar (pp. 177-195). Stockholm: Skolverket.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2004). Att skapa hälsosamma kroppar. In: Göran Patriksson, SVEBIS årsbok: aktuell beteendevetenskaplig idrottsforskning. Lund: SVEBI.
Öhman, J. & Sundberg, M. (2004). Rörelse i naturen: ett alternativt kroppsmöte. In: Iann Lundegård, Per-Olof Wickman, Ammi Wohlin, Utomhusdidaktik (pp. 171-186). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Conference papers

Caldeborg, A. & Öhman, M. (2018). Intergenerational touch in PE: a question of heterosexual norms and their consequences. Paper presented at European Educational Research Association (ECER), Bolzano (ITA, 3-7 September, 2018..
Öhman, M. (2018). Losing Touch: Teachers’ Self-regulation and New Teaching Traditions in Physical Education. Paper presented at ECER 2018 (European Educational Research Association), Network: 27. Didactics - Learning and Teaching, Bolzano, Italien, September 3-7, 2018..
Caldeborg, A. , Öhman, M. & Maivorsdotter, N. (2017). Intergenerational touch in PE: a question of heterosexual norms. Paper presented at International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), Gosier, Guadeloupe, France 7-11 November, 2017..
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.
Caldeborg, A. , Maivorsdotter, N. & Öhman, M. (2017). Touching the didactic contract: a student perspective on intergenerational touch in PE. Paper presented at European Educational Research Association (ECER), Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-25 Aug, 2017.
Öhman, M. (2016). Losing Touch: Teachers’ Self-regulation in Physical Education. Paper presented at 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA, April 8-12, 2016..
Sund, L. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2016). The Embodied Social Studies Classroom. Paper presented at ECER 2016, Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers, Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 August, 2016.
Redelius, K. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). Communicating aims and outcomes in PE: part of a subject for learning?. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 10-13 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
Redelius, K. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). Communicating goals and aims in Physical Education – part of a subject for learning?. Paper presented at AIESEP Conference, Auckland, New Zeeland, February 10-13, 2014..
Almqvist, J. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). How Wii teach Physical Education and Health. Paper presented at BERA - British Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, Institute of Education, London, 23rd - 25th September 2014.
Quennerstedt, M. , Almqvist, J. , Gibbs, B. , Maivorsdotter, N. , Meckbach, J. & Öhman, M. (2014). Learning and active video gaming in school. Paper presented at BERA - British Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, Institute of Education, London, 23rd - 25th September 2014..
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.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2014). Teachers-as-researchers exploring PE-practice. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 10-13 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
Öhman, M. (2014). The pedagogical consequences of ‘No Touching’ in Physical Education. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, February 10-13, 2014..
Öhman, M. (2014). Touching in Physical Education: a Climate of Moral Panic?. Paper presented at ECER,European Educational Research Association, Porto, Portugal, 1-5 September, 2014..
Meckbach, J. , Almqvist, J. , Gibbs, B. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2014). Use of exergames in PE: Exergames as a teaching tool?. Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 10-13 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
Maivorsdotter, N. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2014). Young people’s aesthetic experience of playing Wii. Paper presented at BERA - British Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, Institute of Education, London, 23rd - 25th September 2014..
Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2013). Adopting a Salutogenic Approach in Health Education: Possibilities and Risks. Paper presented at ECER 2013, Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research.
Redelius, K. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2013). Det glömda lärobjektet i idrott och hälsa. Paper presented at SVEBIs Utbildnings- och forskningskonferens, Stockholm, 20-21 november 2013.
Meckbach, J. , Gibbs, B. , Almqvist, J. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2013). Exergames som läromedel i idrott och hälsa?. Paper presented at SVEBIs utbildnings- och forskningskonferens.
Quennerstedt, M. , Almqvist, J. , Gibbs, B. , Maivorsdotter, N. , Meckbach, J. & Öhman, M. (2013). LEXIS: Learning and Exergames in School. Paper presented at SVEBI - Utbildnings och forskningskonferens, 20-21 november 2013, Stockholm, Sweden.
Larsson, H. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2013). Queering physical education 2.0. Paper presented at Nordplus-Idrott conference, Odense, Denmark, May 6-8, 2013.
Redelius, K. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2013). The hidden learning object: problematic or not?. Paper presented at 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), "Unifying sport science", Barcelopna, spain, 26th - 29th, June 2013..
Redelius, K. , Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2013). The hidden learning objects in pe: problematic or not?. In: Balagué, N., Torrents, C., Vilanova, A., Cadefau, J., Tarragó, R., Tsolakidis, E., 18th annual Congress of the EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF SPORT SCIENCE 26th - 29th June 2013, Barcelona – Spain BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Paper presented at 18th annual Congress of the European college of sport science,(ECSS) Barcelona, Spain, June 26-29 2013 (pp. 330-331). European College of Sport Science.
Larsson, H. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2012). Normkritisk undervisning i idrott och hälsa?: Ett queert fall. In: SVEBIs forskningskonferens, Perspektiv på idrottens prestationssystem från debut till avslut. Paper presented at SVEBIs forskningskonferens, Perspektiv på idrottens prestationssystem – från debut till avslut, Umeå, 14-15 nov 2012 (pp. 1-10).
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2012). Sport pedagogy and questions about learning. Paper presented at ICSEMIS Conference, Glasgow, UK, July 19-24th, 2012.
Öhman, M. & Quennerstedt, M. (2012). “Three, two, one – measure, measure, measure – done”: a study of exergames in physical education. Paper presented at International Conference of the Australian association for research in education (AARE), Sydney, Australia, December 2-6, 2012.
Almqvist, J. , Öhman, M. , Meckbach, J. & Quennerstedt, M. (2012). What do Wii teach in PE?. In: ECER 2012, The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All. Paper presented at ECER - European College of Educational research, Cadiz, Spain, 17-21 September, 2012.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, J. & Öhman, M. (2009). Investigating learning in physical education. Paper presented at BERA Conference 2009, Manchester, UK.
Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2008). On the use of artefacts in physical education. Paper presented at AARE Conference 2008, Brisbane, Australien.
Almqvist, J. , Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, J. , Öhman, M. & Östman, L. (2008). Pragmatic investigation: studies of meaning-making in educational practices. Paper presented at NFPF/NERA Conference 2008.
Quennerstedt, M. , Öhman, M. & Almqvist, J. (2008). Vaulting horses, basket balls and lines in the floor: understanding artefacts in physical education. Paper presented at BERA Conference 2008, Edinburgh, UK.
Eriksson, C. , Quennerstedt, M. & Öhman, M. (2007). Physical education in Sweden. Paper presented at Health promotion.
Eriksson, C. , Gustavsson, K. , Quennerstedt, M. , Rudsberg, K. , Öhman, M. & Öijen, L. (2005). Physical education in Sweden. Paper presented at BERA Conference 2005. Pontypridd, UK.
Eriksson, C. , Gustavsson, K. , Quennerstedt, M. , Rudsberg, K. , Öhman, M. & Öijen, L. (2003). A national evaluation of the school subject physical education and health: I. methodological approaches and challenges. Paper presented at 4th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference Västerås, Sweden.
Eriksson, C. , Gustavsson, K. , Quennerstedt, M. , Rudsberg, K. , Öhman, M. & Öijen, L. (2003). A national evaluation of the school subject physical education and health: II. on the importance of subject content and focus. Paper presented at 4th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference Västerås, Sweden.
Eriksson, C. , Gustavsson, K. , Quennerstedt, M. , Rudsberg, K. , Öhman, M. & Öijen, L. (2003). A national evaluation of the school subject physical education and health: III. ”More for boys than girls?”. Paper presented at 4th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference Västerås, Sweden.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Öhman, M. (2007). Kropp och makt i rörelse. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro universitetsbibliotek.

Manuscripts

Reports

Eriksson, C. , Gustavsson, K. , Quennerstedt, M. , Rudsberg, K. , Öhman, M. & Öijen, L. (2005). Idrott och hälsa – ämnesrapport NU-03.. Stockholm: Fritzes.