This guide contains a variety of resources on physical literacy to explore. You will find links to articles, reports, books, websites and videos.
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What is Physical Literacy?
As defined by Physical and Health Education Canada: Individuals who are physically literate move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person (PHE Canada, 2010).
PHE Canada Position Paper: Physical Literacy for Educators
This paper provides an overview of physical literacy through the lens of an educator and attempts to bridge a significant gap between sport and physical education.
Canadian Sport for Life
The Sport for Life Society is recognized as the global experts on the Canadian Sport for Life Movement, Long-Term Athlete Development, and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Canadian Sport for Life Movement is to improve the quality of sport and develop physical literacy.
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.
International Physical Literacy Association
IPLA aims to: promote the value of physical literacy world-wide; continue to develop the concept of physical literacy; preserve the integrity of physical literacy; provide a forum for exchange of views relating to physical literacy; support and disseminate research and scholarly activity in all aspects of physical literacy; encourage research activity and the application of research and scholarly activity into policy and practice
What are Fundamental Movement Skills?
Read the definitions for Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills provided by the Coaching Association of Canada, and the list of skills from the National Coaching Certification Program.
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