The Value of Fostering Physical Literacy

Whitehead, Margaret E, Durden-Myers, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0001-7705-1138 and Pot, Niek (2018) The Value of Fostering Physical Literacy. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 252-261. ISSN 0273-5024

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Abstract

This article considers the value of physical literacy. Unequivocal support for aspects of the concept can be found in philosophy, neuroscience, social justice, the nature of human development, psychology, and sociocultural studies. These areas of support will be outlined and then related to the practical value of physical literacy in the school context. This article will close with a discussion centered on claims that physical literacy is an end in itself rather than predominantly a means to other ends. It is the aim of this article to communicate the unique value of fostering physical literacy within the school context, including the support and relationship to other interrelated disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018, 37 (3): 252-261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2018-0139. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contribution; Education; Physical education; Practical value
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Liz Durden-Myers
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 10:48
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 14:17
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6465

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