Advancing Physical Literacy Research in Children

Durden-Myers, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0001-7705-1138 (2024) Advancing Physical Literacy Research in Children. Children, 11 (6). p. 702. doi:10.3390/children11060702

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The collection of papers in this special issue serves to extend the literature and evidence base for physical literacy (PL) research within children and youth populations. Currently, children and youth populations are increasingly sedentary, resulting in less time spent engaging in daily physical activity (PA). Physical literacy serves as an attractive concept to help reframe and address physical inactivity, poor health and wellbeing utilising a different and integrated approach to physical activity, health and wellbeing promotion. The studies presented in this special issue respond to previous calls in PL research for further empirical evidence, clarity around PL assessment, the utility of physical literacy with diverse populations including indigenous children and those with disabilities, application of PL within early years, parental engagement, and the role of physical education in the promotion of PL. These studies shed new light on the frontiers of PL research within childhood and youth populations.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Editorial
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical literacy; Children; Youth; Physical education; Disability; Indigenous; Parents; Assessment; Health and wellbeing.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139.2 Early Childhood Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Charlotte Crutchlow
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2024 09:59
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 13:30

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