Why is Physical Literacy Important

Using physical literacy paradigm can enable teachers to establish meaningful learning activities, providing their students with a broader understanding of physical activity and its benefits. Understanding physical literacy can foster overall social development and health promotion in variety of contexts.

In this animation you will learn more about physical literacy that provides a comprehensive framework for physical education teaching practices. PE teachers are the only qualified experts to be always in contact with young people and can help them develop the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding and knowledge that are necessary to achieve adequate physical literacy. Physical literacy is an individual journey through the person’s life and is associated with long-term effects such as health, well-being and human flourishing. 

References / Further reading
  1. Whitehead, M. (2019). Definition of physical literacy: Developments and issues. In Physical literacy across the world (pp. 8-18). Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203702697-2
  2. Whitehead, M. (Ed.). (2019). Physical literacy across the world. London, UK: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203702697

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