Physical Literacy in Physical Education 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Physical Literacy is a fundamental and valued human capability that has been described as: a disposition acquired by human individuals encompassing the motivation, confidence and physical competence that establishes purposeful physical activity as an integral part of their lifestyle (Whitehead)
This module begins by exploring current trends in global physical activity levels focussing on its cost, both human and economic. We will evaluate current trends in Physical Activity in Wales using the School Sport Survey data results from 2013 (n=10,000). Furthermore, we will analyse what the survey results tell us about participation trends and barriers to participation, and how these barriers can be eliminated.
An exploration of your personal Physical Literacy Journey and the development of a whole group vision for Physical Literacy will lead to a thorough understanding of Professor Margaret Whitehead’s definition of Physical Literacy.
Current examples of good practice will be shared (PLPS) and connections made between Physical Education, Physical Literacy and e.g. inclusion, learning difficulties (dyslexia).
-threshold -To achieve a D- grade, students need to: Completed pod cast correctly.Inappropriate/poor narrative or background music may affect the quality of the presentation. Content partially demonstrates an argument for immediateaction on global physical inactivity. Little reference made to current obesity/physical activity research and data. There may be major omissions in thereview of Physical Literacy. Review of holistic concept is incomplete although reference may be made to definition. Little or no review/evaluation of therelationship between Physical Literacy and Physical Activity. Little or in places confused reference to research/theory. Evaluation of strategies thatsupport lifelong development of Physical Literacy is only partially developed. Overall the Podcast is more engaging.
-good -To achieve a C- grade, students need to: Podcast will be clear and concise. Although the presentation may only be adequate due to defects intiming/inappropriate background music. Content provides an argument for immediate action on global physical inactivity, content is makes somereference to current obesity/physical activity research and data Some omissions in the review of Physical Literacy, however, review of holistic concept ispoor although reference is made to e.g. Margaret Whiteheads definition. Review/evaluation of the relationship between Physical Literacy and PhysicalActivity is presented and evidence is used to support the arguments. Some reference made to research/theory, although further evaluation of strategies2 of 3 02 Feb 2021that support lifelong development of Physical Literacy is poorly developed.
-excellent -To achieve an A- grade, students need to: Podcast clearly demonstrates professional quality and originality in style and format. The podcast consistentlyuses multi sensory approach to captivate the viewer, images text and sound are co-ordinated and used imaginatively and with consistent impact. •Consistent presentation of an evidence based argument for immediate action on global Physical Inactivity with a specific focus on Wales • An in depthand complete review of the holistic concept of Physical Literacy (Whitehead, 2010) and its potential effectiveness in increasing physical activity levelsthrough school and community experiences • The relationship between Physical Literacy and Physical Activity is presented and evidence consistentlyapplied to support all arguments presented • Thorough evaluation of several pedagogical strategies that support the lifelong development of PhysicalLiteracy with consistent reference to current research literature.
- Critically evaluate the evidence-based strategies that operationalise Physical Literacy.
- Critically review the evidence-based argument for the realisation of Physical Literacy informed Policy, Behaviour and Practice.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the Physical Literacy research (Whitehead, 2010) and assess its effectiveness in increasing levels of Physical Activity across the life course.
Podcast on Physical Inactivity