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Improving a Swedish health practice for refugees through participatory action research: potentials and constraints
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Sport Sciences (IDV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9435-7574
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of School Development and Leadership (SOL).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9720-0233
2023 (English)In: Educational action research, ISSN 0965-0792, E-ISSN 1747-5074, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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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

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Routledge, 2023. p. 1-16
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Empowerment, health promotion, participatory action research, practice architectures; refugees
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57350DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2023.2165129ISI: 000933178100001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85146720956OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-57350DiVA, id: diva2:1725574
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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