A Method and Model for Studying the Learning of Body Techniques: Analyzing Bodily Transposition in Dinghy Sailing

  • Joacim Andersson
  • Jim Garrison
  • Leif Östman
Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)


This chapter introduces the SER model and PEA method as elaborated tools to empirically answer three paradigmatic questions about learning: (a) how learning is connected to continuity and change, (b) what constitutes learning, and (c) what influences learning. The SER model draws on Dewey’s theory of inquiry and the distinctions between anoetic experience, significant and immanent meaning while the first-person perspective and transactionalism is used to provide a primarily transactional understanding of PEA. This framework is then applied to the mobility practice of dinghy sailing and an empirical analysis that explains the process and content of learning the body technique of roller-tacking is employed. In so doing, the SER model provides descriptions and explanations regarding learning processes and products from data collected using PEA.


Anoetic experience Transactionalism Sailing Roller-tacking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joacim Andersson
    • 1
  • Jim Garrison
    • 2
  • Leif Östman
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  2. 2.Learning Sciences & TechVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Teacher EducationUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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