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Claes Annerstedt

Professor emeritus

Claes Annerstedt
Professor emeritus

Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 5 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2048
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 5 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Claes Annerstedt

Claes Annerstedt is teacher educated and has worked with education in school and higher education throughout his professional life. He is currently professor emeritus in sports science at the University of Gothenburg and has his workplace at the Center for Health and Performance Development (CHP) at the School of Sport Science in central Gothenburg.

Annerstedt defended his doctoral thesis in pedagogy at the University of Gothenburg in 1991 with the dissertation "The physical education teacher and the PE subject. Development, goals, competence – a didactic perspective”. He has been study director and director of the Sports Academy, University of Gothenburg, and has held a variety of assignments within educational science, pedagogy and sports science. Annerstedt has also worked at Örebro University, been scientifically responsible for sports science at the University of Kalmar and been post-doc at the School of Human Movement Studies in Brisbane, Australia. Between the years 2009-12, Annerstedt was professor of physical education and pedagogy at the Norwegian School of Sport Science (NIH) in Oslo and 2012-2017 Head of Department at the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg.

Research interests

Annerstedt has continuously devoted himself to the subject of Physical Education and Health, Didactics and Learning, as well as teacher training. He has also devoted himself to professional issues, comparative sports pedagogy and sports history. Today, his interest is mainly devoted to teaching and learning within sports, primarily elite sports.


Skiing, outdoor activities, tennis, golf, travel, nature experiences and meeting interesting people from all corners of the world! France also has a special place in Annerstedt´s heart and he often returns there.

Ongoing project

  • "Learning environments for deliberate and purposeful practice in teams". A praxis-related research project together with IFK Göteborg and Frölunda Hockey Club. Co-researchers: Berner Lindström, K. Anders Ericsson, Pär Rylander, Roger Gustafsson and Erik Lignell.
  • "Deliberate practice in youth (elite) football supported by digital technology". A praxis-related research project together with IFK Göteborg. Co-researchers: Berner Lindström, K. Anders Ericsson, Roger Gustafsson.
  • "IAAF and female Olympic sports".
  • "Female athletics, its organization and history".
  • "Sally Bauer - Female long-distance swimmer".
  • "Learning to become (a better) teacher in physical education and sports". Textbook project together with Petter Erik Leirhaug. This new book will be published during the 1st quarter of 2020!

Latest publications

Skolidrottens utveckling
Claes Annerstedt, Göran Patriksson
Idrott. Hundra år i Göteborg. Redaktörer: Cege Berglund & Gudrun Nyberg, Stockholm, Carlsson Bokförlag, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Barn- och ungdomsidrott - en bred översikt
Göran Patriksson, Claes Annerstedt
Idrott. Hundra år i Göteborg. Redaktörer: Cege Berglund och Gudrun Nyberg, Stockholm, Carlsson Bokförlag, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

‘The grade alone provides no learning’: Investigating assessment literacy among Norwegian physical education teachers
Petter E. Leirhaug, Ann Macphail, Claes Annerstedt
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Assessing with new eyes? Assessment for learning in Norwegian physical education
Petter Erik Leirhaug, Claes Annerstedt
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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What did they learn in school today? A method for exploring aspects of learning in physical education
M. Quennerstedt, Claes Annerstedt, Dean Barker, I. Karlefors, H. Larsson et al.
European Physical Education Review, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Learning through group work in physical education: A symbolic interactionist approach
Dean Barker, Mikael Quennerstedt, Claes Annerstedt
AIESEP conference, 10-13 February, Auckland, NZ, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution


Didaktiska trianglar
Konstantin Kougioumtzis, Claes Annerstedt
Erik Backman och Lena Larsson (red.). I takt med tiden? Perspektiv på idrottslärarutbildning i Skandinavien, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book


Research-able through Problem-Based Learning
Claes Annerstedt, Cammy Huang-De Voss, Jacob Lindh, Daniel Garza, Martin Rydmark
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Karaktersetting i kroppsöving.
Claes Annerstedt
Aktive liv. Idrettspedagogiske perspektiver. , Oslo, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Grading in Swedish Physical Education - problematic and hardly fair.
Claes Annerstedt, Staffan Larsson
European Physical Education Review., Journal article 2010
Journal article


Blended learning through global network and interdisciplinary live distance experiments at human performance laboratories.
Jacob Lindh, Claes Annerstedt, Daniel Garza, Lennart Gullstrand, Kjartan Halvorsen et al.
Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines, 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009, Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009. , Journal article 2009
Journal article

Assessment in PE - difficulties and consequences of a criterion-referenced system.
Claes Annerstedt, Staffan Larsson
Proceedings from the 14'*^ European College of Sports Science, Oslo, 24-27^ of June 2009. , Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

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