Physical Literacy: a life journey 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 2
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).
- 1. Construct an evidence based argument for immediate action on global Physical Inactivity with a specific focus on Wales
- 2. Review the holistic concept of Physical Literacy (Whitehead, 2010) and assess its effectiveness in resolving physical inactivity
- 3. Evaluate strategies that support the lifelong development of Physical Literacy
Pod cast on Physical Inactivity