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Fabri, A. & Jobér, A. (2023). Improving a Swedish health practice for refugees through participatory action research: potentials and constraints. Educational action research, 1-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving a Swedish health practice for refugees through participatory action research: potentials and constraints
2023 (English)In: Educational action research, ISSN 0965-0792, E-ISSN 1747-5074, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

his paper reports on a two-year project focusing on health com-municators working with refugees in Sweden. By employing parti-cipatory action research and the theory of practice architectures, the study examines a health information practice for newly arrived refugees and highlights its potentials and constraints. The joint meetings that occurred between the participating researcher and the health communicators during the project were the primary source for collaboration, development, and data collection. The findings show that perceptions of limitations due to existing power structures initially hindered the group from experimenting with new activities for the groups of refugees. However, as the communicators gained experience, the conversations in the joint meeting practice changed, which facilitated the action research process. By challenging common working methods, which were initially perceived as causes for concern, the communicators recog-nised that the concretisation of the health information they wanted to convey could also function as a useful pedagogical tool. The analysis shows that, despite constraints during the working process, the participatory action research practice created a democratic work process which empowered all participants. Collective talks in the communicative space nurtured an architecture that generated new ideas and made it possible to leave the classroom-based teaching situation for new ways of learning about health and physical activity. The findings also show that participatory action research made the communicators aware of their capacity to imple-ment change by offering various movement-based activities that benefited the participating refugees and increased their agency and empowermentT

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Empowerment, health promotion, participatory action research, practice architectures; refugees
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57350 (URN)10.1080/09650792.2023.2165129 (DOI)000933178100001 ()2-s2.0-85146720956 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Andersson, K., Fabri, A., Fredman, P., Hedenborg, S., Jansson, A., Karlén, S., . . . Wolf-Watz, D. (2021). Idrotten och friluftslivet under coronapandemin: Resultat från två undersökningar om coronapandemins effekter på idrott, fysisk aktivitet och friluftsliv. Mistra Sport and outdoors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Idrotten och friluftslivet under coronapandemin: Resultat från två undersökningar om coronapandemins effekter på idrott, fysisk aktivitet och friluftsliv
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2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mistra Sport and outdoors, 2021. p. 58
Series
Mistra Sport and outdoors ; 2021:2
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58221 (URN)978-91-88947-96-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-02-14 Created: 2023-02-14 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Bergenfeldt Fabri, A. (2019). Hälsoarbete i rörelse: ett aktionsforskningsprojekt inom etableringsreformens samhälls- och hälsoinformation (ed.). (Doctoral dissertation). Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hälsoarbete i rörelse: ett aktionsforskningsprojekt inom etableringsreformens samhälls- och hälsoinformation
2019 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to contribute with knowledge about the conditions of a group of social and Health Communicators (HC) for changing the form of health information for newly arrived refugees. Focus is 011 how the HC's awamess evolves during their efforts to introduce physical activity as a health promotion strategy. The study also aims at making visible whether the action research process leads to any changes in the longer perspective. By applying Kemmis and Grootenboers' Theory of Practice Architectures the analysis takes its starting point in practice. The theory is based on the assurntion that a practice is constituted by different conditions or arrangements that shape the conversations, actions and activities taking place within a specific practice. The theory includes useful concepts here used as tools to describe and analyse the social context under study. To understand the working conditions for public administrators and the HCs in particulary, Lipsky's concept street-level bureaucrats is used. Using a critical action research approach, the study is based on empirical material gathered via work group meetings, focus group discussions, study visits and participation in the field. The tools employed comprise participatory observations, sound recording and documentation in the form of field notes and logg book writing. This study shows that fixed practice architectures govern the civic and heallh information practice. Initially this makes it difficult for the HCs to see how physical activity could be part of the content. The result shows that the arrangements shaping the practice within the project, differ from those that form the workday practice. A joint meeting practice was set up during the project and worked as a communicative space for collegial dialog and the ex.change of experiences. In accordance with action research methods, the HCs' had the authority over the working process which in tum led to forming and testing of new activities with participants from the target group. This paved the way for a more pronounced interest in health issues and physical activities among the newly arrived. Two years after the conclusion of the action research project, a follow-up study was conducted. The outcome illustrates that the current practice architecture constrains the implementation of physical activity as a part of the organisation. The only remains of the changes accomplished during the project, that can be trace, d are the indiviual experiences adopted by the communicators that come to the fore in their sayings The former action research project has raised the group's awareness of what is required to motivate participants to take responsibility for their own !earing , in this case regarding physical activity. Despite the somewhat daunting picture, it is still possible to discern that the action research practice contributed by building up local knowledge and awareness of what is necessary for achieving sustainable results. This is an area over which the Communicatiors currently lack any real influence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society, 2019. p. 226
Series
Malmö Studies in Sport Sciences, ISSN 1652-3180 ; 29
Keywords
Participatory action research, Empowerment, Health, Health communicators, Health workers, Physical activity, Practice architectures, Street-level bureaucrats
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-7458 (URN)10.24834/2043/27282 (DOI)27282 (Local ID)9789171049674 (ISBN)9789171049681 (ISBN)27282 (Archive number)27282 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Fabri, A. & Lagergren, L. (2015). Nyanlända flyktingars möjligheter till fysisk aktivitet. In: (Ed.), Milsa: Stödplattform för migration och hälsa: Grunden läggs (pp. 63-78). Länsstyrelsen Skåne
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nyanlända flyktingars möjligheter till fysisk aktivitet
2015 (Swedish)In: Milsa: Stödplattform för migration och hälsa: Grunden läggs, Länsstyrelsen Skåne , 2015, p. 63-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I detta bokkapitel beskrivs ett pilotprojekt som innebar att möjliggöra för fysisk aktivitet inom ramen för den hälsoinformation som nyanlända inom etableringen i Skåne får ta del av. Arbetsgruppen utgjordes av forskare från Malmö högskola och gruppen Samhälls- och hälsokommunikatörer vid länsstyrelsen i Skåne som tillsammans utvecklat och prövat olika former av fysisk aktivitet med deltagargrupper ur målgruppen nyanlända inom etableringsprogrammet. Projektet har finansierats av Europeiska flyktingfonden

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Länsstyrelsen Skåne, 2015
Keywords
migration och hälsa, nyanlända flyktingar, etablering, hälsofrämjande fysisk aktivitet
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10024 (URN)19713 (Local ID)19713 (Archive number)19713 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Fabri, A. (2015). Nyanländas möjligheter till fysisk aktivitet (ed.). : Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nyanländas möjligheter till fysisk aktivitet
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), 2015. p. 36
Series
FoU-rapport, ISSN 1650-2337
Keywords
Fysisk aktivitet, Nyanlända flyktingar, MILSA
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13406 (URN)19903 (Local ID)978-91-7104-651-2 (ISBN)19903 (Archive number)19903 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Fabri, A. (2010). Friluftslivets förändrade genuskoder? (ed.). Idrott och Hälsa (6), 21-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Friluftslivets förändrade genuskoder?
2010 (Swedish)In: Idrott och Hälsa, ISSN 1653-1124, no 6, p. 21-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Friluftsdagarnas innehåll ur ett genusperspektiv.

Keywords
friluftsliv, genus
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-3447 (URN)11422 (Local ID)11422 (Archive number)11422 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Fabri, A. & Mattsson, T. (2009). Betydelsen av praktisk personlig färdighet i idrottslärarutbildningen (ed.). Educare (1), 23-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Betydelsen av praktisk personlig färdighet i idrottslärarutbildningen
2009 (Swedish)In: Educare, ISSN 1653-1868, E-ISSN 2004-5190, no 1, p. 23-41Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The article discusses the importance of personal sporting skills in PE Teacher Education. The article is based on interviews with a group of teachers in PE Education. They were interviewed about how they perceive the needs of skills in PE Students. The article also discusses the diminished importance in PE Education of the need of physical literacy. A particular focus is on the discussion of personal skills in dancing and in ball games. The results show that there is a difference between how the PE educators talk about personal skills in dance and in ball games. There is consensus concerning the importance of the need for good personal ability in dancing, which also permeates the exams that the students are doing. In ball games, on the other hand, the discussion underlines the importance of general skills in coaching and leadership rather than personal skills in various ball games, in order to create good learning situations for different groups of pupils.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö högskola, Lärarutbildningen, 2009
Keywords
Ball games, dance, physical education, sports, sports practice
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-2870 (URN)8422 (Local ID)8422 (Archive number)8422 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
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