Physical Literacy and Flourishing

Introduction We say that a good specimen of an oak tree is an oak tree that is flourishing. In the same way it could be argued that a good society is one in which people … Read More

Practice Architectures

Introduction Understanding what practice architectures are and how they influence existing and new practice you can better appreciate how practice is constructed and how to go about changing practice in the best possible way. Moreover, … Read More

Physical Activity, Motivation and Adolescence

Introduction Motivating students to want to learn can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching within the secondary school sector. Adolescents during this time are starting to carve out their identity, establishing who … Read More

Philosophical Foundations of Physical Literacy

Introduction Physical literacy is defined as the “motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life” (IPLA, 2017). The definition can be considered the tip … Read More

SUMO: Shut Up and Move On

Introduction Paul McGee is an international speaker, author and performance coach. He is also the creator of SUMO (Shut Up and Move On). At the heart of SUMO is a call to action in relation … Read More

Origins of Physical Literacy

Introduction The concept of physical literacy was formally launched in 2001, in Whitehead’s (2001) initial paper entitled, ‘The Concept of Physical Literacy’. Although, Whitehead recognised in this paper that the term physical literacy was something … Read More