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Negotiated meanings of disability simulations in an adapted physical activity course: learning from student reflections.
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PMID:  24762388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Disability simulations have been used as a pedagogical tool to simulate the functional and cultural experiences of disability. Despite their widespread application, disagreement about their ethical use, value, and efficacy persists. The purpose of this study was to understand how postsecondary kinesiology students experienced participation in disability simulations. An interpretative phenomenological approach guided the study's collection of journal entries and clarifying one-on-one interviews with four female undergraduate students enrolled in a required adapted physical activity course. The data were analyzed thematically and interpreted using the conceptual framework of situated learning. Three themes transpired: unnerving visibility, negotiating environments differently, and tomorrow I'll be fine. The students described emotional responses to the use of wheelchairs as disability artifacts, developed awareness of environmental barriers to culturally and socially normative activities, and moderated their discomfort with the knowledge they could end the simulation at any time.
Jennifer Leo; Donna Goodwin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1543-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701671     Medline TA:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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