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

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

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

An introduction to Physical Literacy

Physical literacy has been identified as the underlying goal of all physical activity. Physical literacy is a concept that addresses the whole child and respects each learner as individual. It is not a state that, … Read More