The present study explores Finnish preservice subject teachers’ perspectives and experiences with movement integration in academic classrooms.
In the study, 44 subject teachers applied an integrated approach to infuse physical activity into a required teacher-preparatory course.
The program’s framework is the constructivist learning approach.
Data were collected through interviews, classroom observations and field notes.
The findings show that movement integration was a new concept for the preservice teachers and that their experience positively influenced their beliefs regarding the use of that concept in academic lessons.
Thus, it is possible to support implementation of movement integration into secondary academic classrooms.