Conceptualising physical literacy in the school environment: The challenges

The intent of this paper is to conceptualise physical literacy in the school environment within the United States educational system. Evolution of physical literacy from both a general education and disciplinary focus is overviewed. The challenges of transitioning from a physically educated to a physically literate person as the primary learning outcome of physical education may inhibit progress. Five prioritised recommendations are made to assist teachers in overcoming such barriers: (a) whole of school approach, (b) effective, differentiated pedagogy, (c) integration of technology for individualised tracking of progress, (d) supportive school climate, and (e) alignment of local efforts with national initiatives.