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20 Tips for Leaders

Help Kids in Your Care Improve Their Physical Literacy

Teachers, early childhood educators, recreation workers, camp counselors, teachers' assistants and coaches are some of the most important people in a child’s life!

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Sport Manitoba

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23 and 1/2 Hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.

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DocMikeEvans - YouTube

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24 Hour Movement Guidelines

Movement guidelines for children and adults!

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CSEP

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Academic Paper

A clash of fundamental assumptions: Can/should we measure physical literacy?

Chen A. (2020). A clash of fundamental assumptions: Can/should we measure physical literacy?. Journal of sport and health science, 9(2), 149–151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2019.11.002

The purpose of this commentary is to raise a few important concerns about the current practices of creating PL assessment, and challenge the use of the traditional measurement theory in developing assessment tools to measure PL as manifested in the special issue. I believe that an in-depth discussion will help us to clarify these concerns about PL measurement and inform future efforts in developing assessment systems for this very difficult-to-measure concept.

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Science Direct

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A Conversation About Physical Literacy with Margaret Whitehead

Podcast: A conversation about physical literacy with Margaret Whitehead 11/05/2021 isca

Welcome to our second Physical Literacy for Life podcast, featuring experts Margaret Whitehead and Nigel Green from the International Physical Literacy Association in the UK, and Dean Dudley from Macquarie University in Australia.

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Physical Literacy for Life

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A Conversation with International Physical Literacy Association and Macquarie University about Physical Literacy

Welcome to our second Physical Literacy for Life podcast, featuring experts Margaret Whitehead and Nigel Green from the International Physical Literacy Association in the UK, and Dean Dudley from Macquarie University in Australia.

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Podbean - ISCA online learning podcast

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Active After School

Resources and information regarding physical activity and healthy living for children

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Active After School

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Active Communities Action Guide

This guide offers ideas and resources for local governments to develop more opportunities for their communities to be active in their daily lives

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BC Healthy Communities

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Active for Life

Check out all of the important resources on their website! Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social initiative founded by B2ten. We are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.

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Active for Life

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Active For Life

Check out the Active For Life infographic to learn how to raise physically literate kids.

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Active For Life

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Active for Life Older Adult Program

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, developed a physical activity program designed to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Dr. John Cairney on the importance of physical literacy

Dr. John Cairney speaks on the importance of physical literacy in children. " In physical activity, we often sometimes assume that children just naturally have the skills that they need in order to be physically active, and we know from the research that that’s simply not true.”

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Active Living After School resource - PHE Canada

The ALAS How-to Guide is a convenient one-stop resource that highlights the critical elements of a successful after school program and provides information and practical tips for ensuring that physical activity and healthy eating are integral components of all after school programs.

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PHE Canada

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Active Living Alliance

BRINGING ACTIVE LIVING PROFESSIONALS TOGETHER TO ENSURE INCLUSION FOR ALL

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Active Living Alliance

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Active Schools Program Newfoundland and Labrador

Active Schools is an initiative designed to increase physical activity for children and youth in the K – 12 school system. Active Schools is not designed to replace physical education, but rather to ensure that students receive daily physical activity even when there is no scheduled physical education class.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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A Day in The Life of Physical Literacy - John Corlett

In his presentation, John compares the experiences of teachers in language, music, math and physical education as they bring the idea of literacy into their subject areas.

He explores the question, "How does each subject, especially physical education, integrate literacy concepts into curriculum and pedagogy?"

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Ever Active Schools

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A day in the life: teaching physical literacy

Corlett, & Mandigo, J. (2013). A day in the life: teaching physical literacy. Physical & Health Education Journal, 78(4), 18.

What makes a teacher? What makes a teacher who teaches physical literacy?

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ProQuest

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A Hop, Skip and a Jump: Enhancing Physical Literacy

A great resource for parents, caregivers, and professionals to encourage active play in children.

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Early Years Physical Literacy

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Aim2Be

Aim2Be is a fun, free healthy living app for Canadian families that works for those who actively use it. One small step at a time, families work together to level up to a healthier and happier life

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Everybody Moves Hub

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Academic Paper

A multilevel intervention to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating and physical literacy among young children (ages 3-5) attending early childcare centres: the Healthy Start-Départ Santé cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol

Bélanger M, Humbert L, Vatanparast H, Ward S, Muhajarine N, Chow AF, Engler-Stringer R, Donovan D, Carrier N, Leis A. A multilevel intervention to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating and physical literacy among young children (ages 3-5) attending early childcare centres: the Healthy Start-Départ Santé cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2016 Apr 12;16:313. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2973-5.

The objectives of this study are to assess the effectiveness of the Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention in improving physical activity levels, physical literacy, and healthy eating among preschoolers attending early childcare centers.

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NIH

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An exploration into early childhood physical literacy programs: A systematic literature review

This review explored the impact of physical literacy programs designed to engage two- to five-year-old preschool children.

The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) was used. Six EBSCO host databases were searched for the period 2011 to April 2021 using the search terms “physical literacy,” “early childhood,” and “impact.”

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Sage Journals

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A peer coach intervention in childcare centres enhances early childhood physical activity: The Active Early Learning (AEL) cluster randomised controlled trial

Telford, Olive, L. S., & Telford, R. D. (2021). A peer coach intervention in childcare centres enhances early childhood physical activity: The Active Early Learning (AEL) cluster randomised controlled trial. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 37–37. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01101-2

The objective of the study is to investigate the effect of the AEL program on children’s PA.

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BMC

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Podcast

A Physical Literacy Informed Physical Education Curriculum with Liz Durden-Myers

Liz-Durden Myers discusses how a physical literacy informed PE curriculum can encourage all children to flourish, not just the privileged few.

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Apple Podcast - Believe Move Grow

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APPLE Model - Physical Literacy

The APPLE model shows how closely the concepts of physical literacy align with active play. Physical literacy forms the core of the apple. It can be developed through active play as represented by the skin of the apple: Environment, Play, Engagement, and Relationships

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Early Years Physical Literacy

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Academic Paper

Art Meets Sport: What Can Actor Training Bring to Physical Literacy Programs?

Barnett, Dennis, R., Hunter, K., Cairney, J., Keegan, R. J., Essiet, I. A., & Dudley, D. A. (2020). Art Meets Sport: What Can Actor Training Bring to Physical Literacy Programs? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12), 4497. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124497

The aim of this communication is to highlight synergies and opportunities between the fields of education, sport and health and the performing arts for the promotion of physical literacy.

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MDPI

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At My Best Program - PHE Canada

At My Best (AMB) is a free, curriculum-linked resource designed to support children’s optimal development by inspiring and motivating them to make healthier choices and develop lifelong healthy habits.

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PHE Canada

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At School, We Move

Check out the tools and resources created by the Ministry of Education Quebec! Great for Educators!

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Government of Quebec

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Australian College of Physical Literacy

ACPL with a strong focus on collaboration and partnerships has developed impactful programs and content to support a healthier future for Australians.

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ACPL

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Australia

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Be Fit for Life - Moving Alberta

The Be Fit For Life Network is a provincial initiative comprised of regional centres, located in Colleges and Universities across Alberta. The Network works together, alongside many partners to inspire, educate and support Albertans to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles.

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Be Fit For Life

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BG Be Active

BG Be active is a collective of people and organizations that provide alternative solutions to existing problems by creating concepts, resources and connection at the national and international level.

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BG Be Active

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Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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Video United States

#CAHPERD16 Keynote Dean Kriellaars

Dean Kriellaars speaks on physical literacy.

Physical literacy. The vaccine for physical inactivity.

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CAHPERD - YouTube

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United States

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Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

In a broad consultation, sector leaders in Canada suggested that a common definition with consistent language was needed to provide clarity for the development of policy, practice and research.

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PhysicalLiteracy.ca

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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy.

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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

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Canadian Public Health Association

Their mission is to enhance the health of all people and communities in Canada, particularly those who are structurally disadvantaged, and to contribute to a healthier and more equitable world

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Canadian Public Health Association

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Champions for Life

We enable school leaders, physical education teachers, and preschool educators to bring physical literacy to their schools & classrooms.

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Champions for Life

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Child and Nature Alliance of Canada

Browse their free outdoor learning resources and check out their blog.

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Child and Nature Alliance of Canada

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Choose to Move: Get Active

This resource has links that lead to specific concerns an individual may have. There are sections for focusing on strength, balance, flexibility, as well as many others.

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Choose to Move

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Coaching Certification and Leadership Training

Training program centered on Indigenous experiences and how coaches, sport, recreation leaders, and educators can incorporate traditional history, culture and teachings into sport and how this can create more inclusive physical activity spaces for Indigenous participants.

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Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council

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Coaching play and creativity in young people with Richard Cheetham MBE.

This podcast explores the notion of play and creativity in young people. How do you coach to inspire and motivate?

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Apple Podcast - Believe Move Grow

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Coach Resources - Growing Young Movers Resources

Blog posts and articles for coaches to Browse!

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Growing Young Movers

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Physical literacy resources from Alberta Recreation and Park Association

Comprehensive list with links provided by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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Alberta Recreation and Parks

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Connecting Physical Literacy and Physical Education

What is the connection between physical education, physical literacy and community sport participation? And what role can teachers, school administrators, school boards, and parents have in supporting physical literacy?

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PHE Canada - YouTube

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Contrarian thinking towards physical education with Greg Dryer

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Apple Podcast - Believe Move Grow

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Academic Paper

Creating adaptive athletes: the athletic skills model for enhancing physical literacy as a foundation for expertise

Savelsbergh, & Wormhoudt, R. (2019). Creating adaptive athletes: the athletic skills model for enhancing physical literacy as a foundation for expertise. Movement & Sport Sciences, 102, 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1051/sm/2019004

The purpose of the current paper is to advocate that the athletic skills model (ASM) serves as a suitable framework to structure (developmental) movement programs to enhance physical literacy as a foundation for expertise.

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Movement and Sport Sciences

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Critical Considerations for Physical Literacy Policy in Public Health, Recreation, Sport, and Education Agencies

Dudley, Cairney, J., Wainwright, N., Kriellaars, D., & Mitchell, D. (2017). Critical Considerations for Physical Literacy Policy in Public Health, Recreation, Sport, and Education Agencies. Quest (National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education), 69(4), 436–452. https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2016.1268967

The aim of this article is to present a new model of physical literacy policy considerations for key decision makers in the fields of public health, recreation, sport, and education.

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Taylor and Francis

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Dance Education - PHE Canada

Dance education that is developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive empowers students as they acquire diverse skills and an understanding of physical literacy and aesthetic literacy while meeting provincial curriculum standards and outcomes (PHE Canada Dance Program Advisory Committee, February, 2013).

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PHE Canada

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Academic Paper

Deer hunting : An innovative teaching paradigm to educate Indigenous youth about physical literacy

Paul, S., Jones, G., & Jakobi, J. (2019). Deer hunting: An innovative teaching paradigm to educate Indigenous youth about physical literacy. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 4(1), 39-48.

Objective: Understand the contribution of PA for health and fitness through deer hunting as a means to improve physical literacy (PL) among Indigenous youth.

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Semantic Scholar

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Developing Korean children’s physical activity health literacy: Literate, Empowered, Active, Doer program (LEAD)

Baek, & Lee, O. (2019). Developing Korean children's physical activity health literacy: Literate, Empowered, Active, Doer program (LEAD). International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 14(1), 1648940–1648940. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2019.1648940

The purpose of this study was to describe children’s experiences of the impact of LEAD (Literate, Empowered, Active, Doer) health program on their physical activity health literacy and to describe the characteristics of the LEAD health program that influenced the children’s health literacy enhancement.

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Taylor and Francis

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Developing Physical Literacy

A guide for parents of children ages 0 - 12

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Sport for Life

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Canada

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Dr Dean Dudley - Physical Literacy as a Construct of “Learning”

"Implications for education, sport and public health". Keynote presentation at the International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, hosted by the Sport for Life Society and Change the Game.

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Change the Game - YouTube

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Dr Dean Kriellaars - Physical Literacy Enriched Communities: Places, People and Programs

Keynote presentation at the International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, hosted by the Sport for Life Society and Change the Game.

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Change the Game - YouTube

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Dr John Cairney - Physical Literacy for Health and Well-Being

Keynote presentation at the International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, hosted by the Sport for Life Society and Change the Game.

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Change the Game - YouTube

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Web Page Sweden

Dr. Stephan Behan: The Importance of Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills for Lifelong Health and Physical Activity Participation

Dr. Stephan Behan discusses his research on children's PA. He discusses a project called Moving Well Being Well and aims to break the mould and intervene early in a child's life to increase their physical activity levels.

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Synapse Performance Podcast

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Sweden

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Sweden

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Academic Paper

Early Specialization in Youth Sport: A requirement for adult expertise?

Baker, J. (2003). Early Specialization in Youth Sport: A requirement for adult expertise? High Ability Studies, 14(1), 85–94. https://doi.org/10.1080/13598130304091

The role of early specialization in the development of sport expertise is a point of contention among researchers. While there is consistent evidence linking quantity of training with level of proficiency attained, a focus on specialized training during early stages of development has been linked with several negative consequences. Diversified involvement in a number of sports during early stages of development has been presented as a possible alternative to early specialization.

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Research Gate

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Early Years Physical Literacy

Explore several different resources about early years physical literacy. Created out of Mount Royal University!

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Early Years Physical Literacy

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Canada

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Canada

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Educator Resources - Growing Young Movers

Resources and Blog Posts for Educators to browse!

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Growing Young Movers

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European Physical Education Association

Check out the EUPEA website for what's happening in Europe in the world of physical literacy!

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EUPEA

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Europe

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Europe

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Evaluating Approaches to Physical Literacy Through the Lens of Positive Youth Development

Veronica Allan, Jennifer Turnnidge & Jean Côté (2017) Evaluating Approaches to Physical Literacy Through the Lens of Positive Youth Development, Quest, 69:4, 515-530, https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2017.1320294

By pairing the theoretical foundation of the holistic approach with the attention to measurement in the performance-driven approach, we subsequently propose an integrated approach to physical literacy grounded firmly in sport and physical activity PYD research. Guided by this approach, we offer key insights and practical recommendations for the implementation of programs that seek to foster both physical literacy and PYD.

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Taylor and Francis

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Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and youth in Alberta

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Everybody gets to play

Everybody gets to play is a Canada-wide initiative developed by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association that aims to make recreation more accessible for children and youth from low-income families. As the provincial provider of the initiative, the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association develops research to aid in the advocacy of recreation accessibility.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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Canada

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Everybody Moves resource hub

The EverybodyMoves Hub is a project of the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative. This Collaborative is comprised of leaders in physical activity from academia, sport, recreation and health, who are committed to increasing physical activity for all British Columbians.

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Everybody Moves

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Evidence for the social construction of ability in physical education

Hay, & Macdonald, D. (2010). Evidence for the social construction of ability in physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 15(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573320903217075

This paper reports on a study investigating the empirical substance of Evans' proposed social construction of ability.

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Taylor and Francis

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Exploring physical education teachers 'everyday understandings' of physical literacy.

Harvey, & Pill, S. (2019). Exploring physical education teachers 'everyday understandings' of physical literacy. Sport, Education and Society, 24(8), 841–854. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1491002

We investigated teacher’s conceptualisations, understandings, practices, and ideas of ‘what’ PL stands for through a #Chat conversation with physical educators on Twitter.

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Taylor and Francis

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Find your Fit Campaign

Recreation NL’s Find Your Fit is a province wide physical activity campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Campaign provides physical activity challenges, information, tools and resources to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians increase their physical activity levels.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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FitNation Home Workout Series

Check out these 8 home workouts for all ages and abilities!

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Everybody Moves Hub

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Fundamental Movements and Physical Literacy

Dives into one of the most vital areas of developing sports people and that is Fundamental movement and Physical Literacy

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Help Me Coach Podcast

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Fundamental Movement Skills

Database of skill from Sport Manitoba. Click on each skill from the menu on the side to learn more

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Sport Manitoba

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Fundamental Movement Skills Series

The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Series supports teachers and recreational leaders in teaching fundamental movement and sport skills in an effective, fun and interactive manner.

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PHE Canada

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FUNdamentals - Nova Scotia

A program dedicated to the development of Physical Literacy in children with intellectual disabilities.

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Special Olympics Nova Scotia

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Games Database

Database of games from Sport Manitoba

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Sport Manitoba

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Academic Paper

Getting up close with Taoist: Chinese perspectives on physical literacy

Sum, & Whitehead, M. (2020). Getting up close with Taoist: Chinese perspectives on physical literacy. Prospects (Paris), 50(1-2), 141–150. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-020-09479-w

This article intends to provide an Eastern perspective (the Taoist approach to physical literacy), open up dialogue for further clarification, and offer insight into a wider range of the contemporary perceptions of physical literacy.

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Springer

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go!PEI

go!PEI is a community-based healthy living initiative connecting Islanders with no-to-low cost physical activity opportunities. All programs are delivered with the support of our seven dedicated community partners

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go!PEI

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Government of Manitoba Active Living

Links to resources provided by the Government of Manitoba

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Government of Manitoba

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Growing Young Movers After School Program

Information for Parents, Educators, Coaches, and Community Leaders. Check out their blog and their link to resources.

Source

Growing young movers

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Guide to Ride - PHE Canada

Guide to Ride is a FREE resource for teachers or after school leaders of children in grades 4, 5 or 6 to promote safe cycling.

Source

PHE Canada

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Healthy Start for Active Kids

Healthy Start for Active Kids is a bilingual program for increasing healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in early learning environments. This comprehensive, evidence-based program provides free professional development training for early years practitioners and parents. By taking part in the training you will learn more about active play, physical literacy, healthy eating, menu planning and becoming a healthy role model to children.

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NBPL

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Web PDF Canada

Helping women and girls to get active: A practical guide

Check out this infographic that has tips and recommendations on how to make sport and physical activity much more accessible for women and girls

Source

Sport England

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High Five

HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for recreation and leisure programs. It was founded in 2001 by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) as a national standard for children’s recreation programs.

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High Five

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HOP Family Resource - Games for Preschoolers

PDF of many fun games to play with young children, and how to play them!

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Growing Young Movers

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Academic Paper

How are physical literacy interventions conceptualized? A systematic review on intervention design and content.

Carl, J., Barratt, J., Töpfer, C., Cairney, J., & Pfeifer, K. (2022). How are physical literacy interventions conceptualized? a systematic review on intervention design and content. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102091. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.102091

The concept of physical literacy (PL) has gained increasing attention over the last decade and posits that individuals value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life through (a) motivation/confidence, (b) physical competence, and (c) knowledge/understanding. There is a mounting number of articles that have recently transformed the conceptual ideas of PL into interventions. The goal of this pre-registered (PROSPERO CRD42020188926) systematic review was to analyze and summarize PL interventions in terms of design and content.

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Science Direct

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How to Grow an Active, Healthy Child

One of the most important gifts we can give to our children is a love for physical activity and sport. It is a gift that will allow them to stay Active for Life!.

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Alberta Parks and Recreation

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How to improve children’s ability to implicitly learn about their bodily awareness and emotions

Guest speaker speaks on how she uses stories to engage children, seeing the world through a child's eyes, healthy active screen time, mindfulness vs. mindlessness, and the importance of children being connected to themselves.

Source

Believe Move Grow Podcast

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Igniting Fitness Possibilities: a case study of an inclusive community-based physical literacy program for children and youth

Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Boross-Harmer, A., Leo, J., Allison, A., Bremner, R., Taverna, F., Sora, D., & Wright, F. V. (2018). Igniting Fitness Possibilities: a case study of an inclusive community-based physical literacy program for children and youth. Leisure, 42(1), 69–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/14927713.2017.1414627

This case study describes the systematic process and experiences of our research team and community partners in developing and implementing IFP.

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Taylor and Francis

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PDF Canada

Inclusion: The Anatomy of Best Practice

Check out this poster on how to be inclusive!

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Everybody Moves Hub

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Canada

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Web Page Canada

Inclusive Physical Literacy

Check out the resources this page has to offer on physical literacy!

Source

Physical Literacy

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International approaches to the definition, philosophical tenets, and core elements of physical literacy: A scoping review

Martins, J., Onofre, M., Mota, J. et al. International approaches to the definition, philosophical tenets, and core elements of physical literacy: A scoping review. Prospects 50, 13–30 (2021). https://doi-org.cyber.usask.ca/10.1007/s11125-020-09466-1

The present scoping review aims to identify and critically analyze the main international approaches to the definition, philosophical tenets, and elements of PL. We synthesize the findings of this review to draw conclusions as to why PL presents a transformative and comparative appeal to previous policies and practices associated with education.

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Springer

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International Physical Literacy Association

The IPLA will facilitate and support the adoption and promotion of physical literacy in communities worldwide. It will make individuals more aware of the concept and the importance of promoting physical literacy for everyone. The IPLA will foster the provision of a wider range of inclusive, purposeful, engaging, relevant and rewarding physical activity experiences for everyone. It will also encourage relevant organisations, policy makers and government officials to support and promote physical literacy within their communities worldwide.

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IPLA

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International Physical Literacy Association

Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.

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International Physical Literacy Association

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Interventions to promote fundamental movement skills in childcare and kindergarten.

Wick, Leeger-Aschmann, C. S., Monn, N. D., Radtke, T., Ott, L. V., Rebholz, C. E., Cruz, S., Gerber, N., Schmutz, E. A., Puder, J. J., Munsch, S., Kakebeeke, T. H., Jenni, O. G., Granacher, U., & Kriemler, S. (2017). Interventions to promote fundamental movement skills in childcare and kindergarten. Sports Medicine (Auckland), 47(10), 2045–2068. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0723-1

The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effects of FMS interventions on actual FMS, targeting typically developing young children.

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Springer

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IPLA Blog

Check out the International Physical Literacy Associations Blog posts!

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IPLA

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IPLA resources

Check out a selection of curated open access journal articles and papers relating to physical literacy and wider fields!

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IPLA

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Key Statistics and Facts on Physical (In)Activity

ParticipACTION shows us some interesting statistics and facts on physical activity and inactivity

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ParticipACTION

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KidSport NL

KidSport™ is a children’s charitable program, was initially established in 1993 by Sport BC. The conception of KidSportTM was due to recognition that barriers including the rising costs for sport registration fees and equipment were negatively affecting children’s participation in sport, especially kids from challenging backgrounds. KidSportTM believes in the fundamental values and benefits that sport provides.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Levels on the playing field: the social construction of physical ‘ability’ in the physical education curriculum

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17408980701345576

This paper develops an analysis of how ‘educability’ and ‘physical ability’ are socially configured through the practices of physical education (PE) in schools.

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Taylor and Francis

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Marking Physical Literacy or Missing the Mark on Physical Literacy? A Conceptual Critique of Canada's Physical Literacy Assessment Instruments.

Robinson, & Randall, L. (2017). Marking Physical Literacy or Missing the Mark on Physical Literacy? A Conceptual Critique of Canada's Physical Literacy Assessment Instruments. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21(1), 40–55. https://doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2016.1249793

In this article, we offer a conceptual critique of the physical literacy assessment instruments being developed for and practices being encouraged within Canadian school communities. Our contemplations consider three physical literacy assessment instruments, and they are focused, principally, upon usability, trustworthiness, and fidelity to Whitehead’s conception of physical literacy.

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Taylor and Francis

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MOVEMENT2BE Brings Fun, Physical Literacy To Underserved Youth

Physical therapist Kara Shull believes that physical literacy is the basis for a healthy and active life. She wants everyone to have access to it. It's a message that she and her team at MOVEMENT2BE convey to kids in underserved communities.

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Choose PT

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Move Think Learn - PHE Canada

The Move Think Learn Series supports physical activity leaders and teachers working with children and youth in Kindergarten to Grades 9 develop their physical literacy – knowledge, confidence, and competence – through unique, inclusive, and fun activities.

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PHE Canada

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Moving Towards Physical Literacy with Fundamental Movement Skills

In a child, physical literacy is the combination of mastering fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills. Fundamental movement skills (FMS) provide a foundation for many physical activities, ranging from everyday movements to complicated sport and movement skills. This activity-oriented session demonstrates FMS progressions, how to observe and provide assessment FOR learning through specific rubrics.

Source

Ever Active Schools - YouTube

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National Association of Physical Literacy

They aim to inspire a healthy, active world in which all people have the ability to move, the confidence to play and the desire to affect genuine wellness for generations to come

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NAPL

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USA

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USA

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NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop

The Fundamental Movement Skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Learn how to observe and improve the fundamental movement skills.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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New perspective on physical literacy with Dean Dudley and Rose-Marie Repond

“Learning happens our whole life and physical literacy is essentially the concept of how we learn and express learning through movement. So it is both a process – I acquire it through movement, but is also an outcome – I express my learning through movement. I don’t express it writing an essay about how much I love football; I play football, I live it.”

Source

European Physical Education Association

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Ontario Physical Literacy Summit

The non-profit organization hosts an annual summit that engages, promotes and educates the value/benefits of physical literacy for individuals of all ages and all abilities throughout life. Check out some of their great resources!

Source

OPLS

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Operationalizing physical literacy through sport education.

Hastie, & Wallhead, T. L. (2015). Operationalizing physical literacy through sport education. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(2), 132–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2015.04.001

The purpose of this paper was to provide an overview of current conceptualizations of PL and discuss how a contemporary pedagogical model (Sport Education, SE) may contribute to the development of PL in PE.

Source

Elsevier

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Operationally defining physical literacy in Chinese culture: Results of a meta-narrative synthesis and the Panel's recommendations.

Li, Whitehead, M., Green, N., Ren, H., Cheng, C.-F., Lin, L. L.-C., Lin, C.-P., Liu, Y., Wen, X., Lei, S. M., Li, H., Shy, D.-Y., Tang, Y., Choi, S. M., Huang, Y., Ma, R., Wang, F. J., Chen, S., & Sum, R. K.-W. (2022). Operationally defining physical literacy in Chinese culture: Results of a meta-narrative synthesis and the Panel's recommendations. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 20(3), 236–248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesf.2022.04.003

The definition of physical literacy (PL) needs to be explored by researchers from educational, public health, and sports organisations in Chinese culture; an adequate definition and theoretical framework of PL can then be embraced within different contexts and according to cultural influences.

Source

Science Direct

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Outcomes and Feasibility of a 12-Week Physical Literacy Intervention for Children in an Afterschool Program

Bremer, E., Graham, J. D., & Cairney, J. (2020). Outcomes and feasibility of a 12-week physical literacy intervention for children in an afterschool program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(9), 3129. DOI:10.3390/ijerph17093129

Children (N = 90) from eight afterschool programs (n = 4 experimental sites with 47 children; n = 4 control sites with 43 children), along with the program leaders (N = 7) from the experimental sites, participated in a 12-week physical literacy intervention

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Research Gate

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PACE program at Mount Saint Vincent University

PACE (Physically Active Children Excel) is a community play-based physical movement program for children from diverse backgrounds, ages 3-7 years. PACE provides opportunities for children to explore and gain competencies in the areas of physical literacy, movement and outdoor play.

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Mount Saint Vincent University

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Parent guide to fundamental movement skills for 6-12 year olds

A guide for parents to check out the fundamental movement skills for ages 6-12

Source

Sport for Life Cochrane

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Canada

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Parent Guide to Fundamental Movement Skills for 6-9 Year Olds

Easy to access and use chart of fundamental movement skills for children.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks

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ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization that inspires and supports Canadians to make physical activity a vital part of their everyday life.

Source

ParticipACTION

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ParticipACTION Adult Report Card

See how adults measured up in 2021

Source

ParticipACTION

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ParticipACTION Children and Youth Report Card

See how children and youth measured up in 2022.

Source

ParticipACTION

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Participation Nation

Participation Nation is delivered by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador. Through Participation Nation, students are exposed to a variety of traditional and non-traditional activities where the focus is on having fun and not keeping score. Participation Nation encourages students who would normally only take part in the required physical education curriculum to be more physically active and feel good about their participation. Participation Nation includes a variety of programs targeted at students from K-12.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Passport for Life - PHE Canada

Passport for Life is a free online physical literacy assessment program for teachers assessing four primary components of physical literacy

Source

PHE Canada

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Canada

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Video

Physical Education For All Kids

Physical activity boosts grades and improves test scores. These "adult fails" demonstrate a world without physical education and physical literacy.

Source

PE for All Kids

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Video

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Video

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PHE Canada

Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) empowers the PHE Community with quality programs, professional development services, and community activations to ensure equitable access to the benefits of quality physical and health education and healthy learning environments

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PHE Canada

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PHE learning centre

The Centre provides access to practical and fun physical and health education activities for in-person and remote learning, in addition to PHE Community connections, self-care strategies, and professional development programs for you during this time.

Source

PHE Canada

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PHE Time Videos

The PHE Time Videos, developed in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic School Program, have been created by physical and health educators and designed to support physical and health education during COVID-19 – in particular asynchronous, at-home learning for students. The videos provide 1-on-1 instruction from physical and health educators … and in some cases Canadian Olympians!

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PHE Canada

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Physical Activity Information

Find information on types of physical activity, physical activity for different age groups, info on active transportation, and more.

Source

KFL&A Public Health

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Physical and Health Education Canada

Physical literacy is a journey upon which children and youth, and everyone, develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to enable them to participate in a wide variety of activities.

Source

PHE Canada

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Physical Literacy 4 Children

Physical Literacy for Children (PLC) is a South African non-profit organization that works with underprivileged and special needs children.

Source

PL4C

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South Africa

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South Africa

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Physical Literacy Across the World - Margaret Whitehead

Long and extensive list edited by Margaret Whitehead full of physical literacy resources from around the globe

Source

Taylor and Francis Group

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Physical literacy and human flourishing

Durden-Myers, Whitehead, M. E., & Pot, N. (2018). Physical literacy and human flourishing. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37(3), 308–311. https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2018-0132

This article explores the relationship between physical literacy and human flourishing. Understanding the contribution physical literacy may have in nurturing human flourishing extends the philosophical rationale and importance of physical literacy in relation to maximizing human potential.

Source

Human Kinetics

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Physical literacy and inclusion: A scoping review of the physical literacy literature inclusive of individuals experiencing disability

Pushkarenko, K., Causgrove Dunn, J. & Wohlers, B. Physical literacy and inclusion: A scoping review of the physical literacy literature inclusive of individuals experiencing disability. Prospects 50, 107–126 (2021). https://doi-org.cyber.usask.ca/10.1007/s11125-020-09497-8

The purpose of this article is to gain a better understanding of the literature pertaining to the inclusiveness of PL for individuals experiencing disability.

Source

Springer

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Physical Literacy and Resilience in Children and Youth. Frontiers in Public Health

Jefferies, Ungar, M., Aubertin, P., & Kriellaars, D. (2019). Physical Literacy and Resilience in Children and Youth. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 346–346. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00346

There is growing interest in the relationship between physical and psychosocial factors related to resilience to better understand the antecedents of health and successful adaptation to challenges in and out of school, and across the lifespan. To further this understanding, a trans-disciplinary approach was used to investigate the association between the multidimensional constructs of physical literacy and resilience in children at a key stage in their development.

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Frontiers

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Physical Literacy and Teacher Professional Development

Durden-Myers, E. J., & Keegan, S. (2019). Physical literacy and teacher professional development. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 90(5), 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2019.1580636

This article explores the role of professional development for generalist classroom teachers and specialist physical education teachers in nurturing physical literacy within physical education teaching practice, by identifying the desired characteristics of effective physical literacy professional development. The professionals at the forefront of delivering physical education, the teachers, need support in understanding the complexity of the concept of physical literacy and how it can be nurtured within their practice. Providing effective and responsive professional development for teachers is essential if children are to become more physically active over their lifetime.

Source

Taylor and Francis

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PHYSICAL LITERACY: How to implement the concept?

Research shows that children with motor skills competence are more likely to stay physically active into adolescence and adulthood, so what if what if every child in America had these foundational proficiencies?

Source

The Aspen Institute - YouTube

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Physical Literacy: Importance, Assessment and Future Directions.

Giblin, Collins, D., & Button, C. (2014). Physical Literacy: Importance, Assessment and Future Directions. Sports Medicine (Auckland), 44(9), 1177–1184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-014-0205-7

Physical literacy (PL) has become a major focus of physical education, physical activity and sports promotion worldwide. PL is a multifaceted conceptualisation of the skills required to fully realise potentials through embodied experience. Substantial financial investments in PL education by governments are underpinned by a wide range of anticipated benefits, including expectations of significant future savings to healthcare, improved physical and psychological well-being of the population, increased work-force productivity and raised levels of expertise in sport and exercise participation...

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Springer

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Physical Literacy Instructor Program

The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches, and instructors in becoming recognized Physical Literacy Instructors through a blended eLearning and in-person training experience.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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Physical Literacy Instructors Training

Are you looking to develop and foster Physical Literacy in your community? The Physical Literacy Instructors Program will equip you with the tools to implement and deliver quality programs.

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Sport NL

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Physical literacy in the field of physical education——A challenge and a possibility

Lundvall. (2015). Physical literacy in the field of physical education——A challenge and a possibility. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(2), 113–118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2015.02.001

The aim of this paper is to, through an explorative literature overview with an inductive approach, analyze frequent, and significant themes in published peer reviewed articles, with a focus on physical literacy.

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Science Direct

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Physical Literacy New Brunswick

Check out what NBPL is offering and doing in their province!

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NBPL

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Physical Literacy - PHE Canada

Physical literacy is a journey upon which children and youth, and everyone, develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to enable them to participate in a wide variety of activities.

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PHE Canada

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Physical Literacy: Robert Bettauer at TEDxPenticton 2012

For TEDxPenticton 2012, Robert will look at physical literacy as a fundamental key to helping create healthy, active living communities and the link to personal enhanced cognitive and emotional development.

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TEDx Talks - YouTube

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Physical Literacy seminar with Dean Kriellaars

Physical literacy seminar with Dean Kriellaars in Umeå, September 2016

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YamasakiAcademyGBG - YouTube

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Physical literacy – Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Anthony De Giorgio, international teacher and CrossFit trainer, to discuss why physical literacy matters for students.

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Steve Barkley Education Consultant

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Physical Literacy: The Gateway to Active Participation: Dr Dean Kriellaars

The physical literacy movement is in its early years, but research findings show many benefits in the physical, social and psychological well-being of children, as well as in achievement of curricular objectives.

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Indiana SHAPE - YouTube

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Physical Literacy Video

Created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by the Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.

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Leah Yardley - YouTube

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Physical Literacy with Taylor Devlin

Taylor Devlin teaches about the ins-and-outs of Physical Literacy New Brunswick and the importance of letting your athletes play other sports.

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CoachNB

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Physically fit or physically literate? How children with special educational needs understand physical education

Coates, J. (2011). Physically fit or physically literate? How children with special educational needs understand physical education. European Physical Education Review, 17(2), 167–181. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X11413183

This article aims to gain insight into the ways that children understand the purpose of PE, and places these perceptions within a physical literacy framework, using the National Curriculum for PE (NCPE) as a foundation.

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Sage

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Playing Together: The Physical Activity Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Kerpan, S., & Humbert, L. (2015). Playing together: The physical activity beliefs and behaviors of urban Aboriginal youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(10), 1409-1413.

Urban Aboriginal youth are a rapidly growing segment of the Canadian population that unfortunately bears a disproportionate level of illness. One way to improve the health of urban Aboriginal youth is to increase their physical activity. It is important to understand what this group’s beliefs and behaviors are on physical activity so that programs that meet their needs can be developed

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Human Kinetics

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PLOT - Physical Literacy Observation Tool

The Physical Literacy Observation Tool (PLOT) is a guide for observing preschool fundamental movement skills to enhance program planning, activities, and play based environments that will further the success of the child's physical literacy.

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Early Years Physical Literacy

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PLUS (Physical Literacy US)

P.L.U.S.™ is a comprehensive 4-season/year-long program (6yr curriculum) that is designed to introduce kids to physical literacy’s fundamental movement and wellness skills using seasonal sport and food sampling while infusing mindfulness as a tool for self-regulation.

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National Association of Physical Literacy

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Positive Youth Development in Aboriginal Physical Activity and Sport: A Systematic Review

Bruner, M. W., Hillier, S., Baillie, C. P., Lavallee, L. F., Bruner, B. G., Hare, K., ... & Lévesque, L. (2016). Positive youth development in Aboriginal physical activity and sport: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review, 1(3), 257-269

The purpose of this systematic review was to provide an overview of research examining Aboriginal youth development in physical activity and sport settings.

Source

Springer

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Practitioner tools - lesson plan

A sample comprehensive lesson plan that is available to print and be filled out.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks

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Practitioner Tools - Program Design Sheet

Sample program design sheet for educators to fill out.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks

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Practitioner Tools - Sample weekly schedule

Sample weekly schedule for phys ed class.

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Alberta Recreation and Parks

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PDF United Kingdom

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

This framework has been designed to support those working in primary schools to consider how best they can structure their PE and school sport provision to ensure maximum opportunity is provided to develop the physical literacy of all their pupils.

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Youth Sport Trust

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Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE)

Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE) is a well-planned school program of compulsory physical education provided for a minimum of 30 minutes each day to all students (kindergarten to grade 12) throughout the school year.

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PHE Canada

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Ready Check Go - PHE Canada

The Ready, Check, Go! Series is a physical activity tracker designed to help children and their parents/guardians understand the importance and enjoyment of incorporating regular daily physical activity in ways that suit their personal beliefs and needs.

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PHE Canada

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ReBOOT Intramurals - PHE Canada

ReBOOT Intramurals recognizes the strength of youth engagement as a means to increase participation rates. It is designed to support and engage young people with lower rates of sport and physical activity participation compared to their peers. The program utilizes a ‘for us, by us’ model, with students coming together to co-design, implement, and evaluate an intramural program that suits the unique needs and interests of students within the school setting, eliminating barriers and increasing participation. Rooted in the principles of equity, inclusion, and the right to play, the program supports all interested schools and student populations.

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PHE Canada

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Recess - PHE Canada

Recess plays a critical role in shaping positive social relationships, overall health, academic performance, and long-term health trajectories for children and youth.

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PHE Canada

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Reconciliation and Physical Literacy: There is a Connection

Check out this blog post about the connection between physical literacy and reconciliation!

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North West Territories Literacy Council

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Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Initiative

The Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Initiative provides support for persons with a disability to fully participate in recreation and sport activities by building capacity, removing barriers and developing actions through working with key representatives from the recreation, sport, education and disability sectors.

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Government and Newfoundland and Labrador

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Reducing Sedentary Behaviour

Schools can play a critical role in improving student health and well-being by managing school-related sedentary behaviour and screen use.

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PHE Canada

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Academic Paper

Refining the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy based on theory and factor analyses.

Gunnell, K. E., Longmuir, P. E., Barnes, J. D., Belanger, K., & Tremblay, M. S. (2018). Refining the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy based on theory and factor analyses. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1-15.

The purpose of this study was to re-examine the factor structure of CAPL scores and the relative weight of each domain for an overall physical literacy factor. Our goal was to maximize content representation, and reduce construct irrelevant variance and participant burden, to inform the development of CAPL-2 (a revised, shorter, and theoretically stronger version of CAPL).

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Springer

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Reliability and Validity of the PLAYfun Tool with Children and Youth in Northern Canada

Stearns, J. A., Wohlers, B., McHugh, T.-L. F., Kuzik, N., & Spence, J. C. (2019). Reliability and Validity of the PLAYfun Tool with Children and Youth in Northern Canada. Measurement in Physical Education & Exercise Science, 23(1), 47–57.

The reliability and validity of the PLAYfun and PLAYbasic tools were assessed.

Source

Taylor and Francis

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Resources for Parents - Growing Young Movers

Many blog posts and articles for parents to browse!

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Growing Young Movers

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Risky Play

Learn all about risky play and view the infographic!

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Early Years Physical Literacy

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Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-being

The SAYCW carries out a province-wide survey that captures valuable information about the current health and well-being of youth in grades 7 - 12. Check out the results here!

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SAYCW

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School physical activity and physical literacy - Sport for Life

The School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project is a multicomponent school-based health promotion initiative for B.C. elementary schools.

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Sport for Life

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SHAPE America

Search through the topics of Physical Education, Physical Activity, Health Education, Research, and Professional Preparation!

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SHAPE America

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She Plays Infographic

This infographic provides leaders a guide on how to create good environments that take into consideration girls' backgrounds.

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ViaSport

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Skills, Knowledge, and Understanding in Physical Education

There is a common mistake that many PE teachers make that can severely damper the impact of their teaching: They focus too much on the physical domain of physical literacy.

Source

Spotify - The #PhysEd Show

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Some ideas on how to adapt activities

Check out this infographic on how to adapt activities for all kids!

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Recreation Integration Victoria

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Sport 4 Life

National organization developing physical literacy and delivering quality sport

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Sport 4 Life

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Sport Australia

Check out what Australia has going on in the world of physical literacy! Included on the website is info on physical literacy, case studies, and resources!

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Sport Australia

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Australia

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Australia

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Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada

Check out this pdf on how recreation leaders, organizations and educators can welcome new Canadians of all ages into their physical activity spaces.

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Sport for Life

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Sport for Life: Physical Literacy

Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, ideally they will need to develop physical literacy at a young age during the early stages of Long-Term Athlete Development.

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Sport for Life

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Sport Wales: Physical Literacy

This video explains the importance of physical literacy for our wee ones.

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Sport Wales

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The Association for International Sport for All

As the leading international Sport for All organisation, TAFISA is in the privileged position to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe through the promotion of Sport for All and physical activity.

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TAFISA

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The Balance Podcast

The Balance is BCAHL's podcast platform that aims to promote and discuss chronic disease prevention research, campaigns, and programs with leading thinkers and researchers. It is a space to ask questions, talk about policy and emerging issues and hear health promotion success stories.

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Spotify - The Balance

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The Effectiveness of Physical Literacy Interventions: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

The holistic concept of physical literacy assumes that individuals require adequate cognitive (knowledge and understanding), affective (motivation and confidence), and physical (physical competence) qualities to engage in lifelong physical activity behavior.

In recent years, the research field has undergone rapid development and has also yielded an increasing number of interventions that aim to translate the theoretical-philosophical ideas into practical endeavors.

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Springer Link

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The effect of a 6-month physical literacy intervention on preschool children's gross and fine motor skill: The Active Early Learning randomised controlled trial

Telford, R. M., Olive, L. S., & Telford, R. D. (2022). The effect of a 6-month physical literacy intervention on preschool children’s gross and fine motor skill: The Active Early Learning randomised controlled trial. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 25(8), 655–660.

he Active Early Learning intervention was designed to support childcare educators to imbed physical literacy promoting activities into the daily childcare curriculum. The objective of this study was to determine whether this physical literacy intervention had any influence on motor skill development.

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NIH

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The Embodied Nature of Physical Literacy: Interconnectedness of Lived Experience and Meaning

Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.E., Meloche S., & Dhillon, KK. (2020) The Embodied Nature of Physical Literacy: Interconnectedness of Lived Experience and Meaning. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91:3, 8-16, DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2019.1705213

This article discusses the embodied nature of physical literacy with specific attention given to the interconnectedness of embodiment, lived experience, and meaning (assemblage). Through the exploration of these concepts, it is possible to understand how physical literacy is centered on monist, existential, and phenomenological philosophical schools of thought.

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Taylor and Francis

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The physical activity tool belt and how to successfully promote physical activity in schools

Professor David Lubans discusses how to promote physical activity in schools.

Source

Apple Podcast - Believe Move Grow

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"The Project Changed My Life": Sport Education's Transformative Potential on Student Physical Literacy.

Farias, Wallhead, T., & Mesquita, I. (2020). "The Project Changed My Life": Sport Education's Transformative Potential on Student Physical Literacy. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 91(2), 263–278. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2019.1661948

This longitudinal study provided a retrospective examination of the impact of student participation in a year-long Sport Education curricular experience on physical literacy development. A focus was placed on students’ reported motivation, attitudes and disposition to participate in physical education (PE) and sport, and their re-actualizations of a healthy sport culture in the years following the Sport Education experience.

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Taylor and Francis

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The role of knowledge and understanding in fostering physical literacy

Cale, & Harris, J. (2018). The role of knowledge and understanding in fostering physical literacy. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37(3), 280–287. https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2018-0134

This article explores the role of knowledge and understanding in fostering physical literacy, which is considered fundamental to successful participation in physical activity, and to valuing and taking responsibility for engaging in physical activities for life

Source

Human Kinetics

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The role of play and the outdoors in education with Dr. Shannon Kell

Dr. Shannon Kell, associate professor at Mount Royal University, joins Jamie to discuss the benefits to both students and teachers of being outside and connecting with nature.

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The Podclass

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The Yukon Physical Literacy Program

A resource that is designed for grades 3 - 7 but can be used for other grades as well!

Source

Curriculum Technology Tips

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Tips for parents to improve their child's physical literacy

12 tips for parents to consider to improve their child's physical literacy!

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Sport Manitoba

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Tools and resources to get active

Tools provided by the Government of Manitoba.

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Government of Manitoba

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Traditional Games

As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities.

Source

Growing Young Movers

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Understanding physical literacy

Article by Jake Maurice on understanding physical literacy.

Source

Sport Manitobe

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Useful links provided by the Physical Activity Coalition of Manitoba

Links to resources to browse and check out!

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Physical Activity Coalition of Manitoba

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Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education!

Quality, daily physical education in schools not only reduces obesity amongst our children, but it improves academic performance.

Source

TEDx Talks -YouTube

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What is Physical Literacy?

Physical literacy is joy. The joy of reading the environment, with all of your senses and responding with confidence.

Source

Simple Physical Literacy

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What is physical literacy and what is it not?

We discuss research, theory and current issues in the fields of health and physical education in an easy to understand way. Our aim is to make research accessible to educators and university students from all over the globe.

Source

Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

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What is Physical Literacy? How will it enhance performance for your athletes." with Dean Kriellaars

Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a world-renowned expert in the field of Physical Literacy. He is a faculty member of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. He is also a scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute.

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USA Hockey Coach - YouTube

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What is Physical Literacy

Keegan is the Director of Education for the Brand X Method and explains to us what Physical Literacy is and why it is important in any youth program. This is a component of Physical Education and youth training that I don't hear about often enough, but I think it should be at the core of what we do with kids. In a world where kids are specializing in sport at a younger age every year, it is increasingly important for this kids to develop a broad and solid base of movement. Physical Literacy equips kids with the tools they need to take on any physical task with confidence and competence.

Source

Audible - MOVRS podcast

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Wheeling Physical Literacy - Video Library

Check out this collection of 36 short videos demonstrating different physical literacy and other skills for wheelchair users.

Source

Everybody Moves Hub

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Canada

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Academic Paper

When teachers Google physical literacy: A cartography of controversies analysis

Young, L., Alfrey, L., & O’Connor, J. (2022). When teachers Google physical literacy: A cartography of controversies analysis. European Physical Education Review, 28(3), 613–632.

This research utilises Venturini's (2010, 2012) ‘cartography of controversies’ method to respond to Ovens and Enright's (2021) call for greater insight into how PL has been assembled, by whom and in the name of what. In doing so, we shed light on the type of PL content H/PE teachers and coaches are likely to encounter in their search via the Internet or ‘the web’ (i.e. Google1), whilst adding clarity around what the different versions of PL are capable of doing, and whose interests are being served as a result (Ovens and Enright, 2021).

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YMCA of Northern Alberta

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