Physical Literacy and Intentionality: Embodied Beckoning

Durden-Myers, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0001-7705-1138, Bartle, Gillian, Whitehead, Margaret E and Dhillon, Karamjeet. (2021) Physical Literacy and Intentionality: Embodied Beckoning. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 92 (9). pp. 42-49. doi:10.1080/07303084.2021.1977744

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the interconnectedness between physical literacy, intentionality and the notion of embodied beckoning. We coin the term ‘embodied beckoning’ to explain our innate transactional relationship and desire as human beings to explore the world through movement, and how the environment also calls us to move. We draw upon a range of perspectives including post-humanism, social-materialism and Deleuzian theory and explore how these paradigms may enable us to continue to blur the lines between mind and body, self and environment, and view human embodiment, interaction and intentionality more holistically. Our ultimate goal is to try to better understand engagement in physical activity, for holistic health, wellbeing and flourishment. Physical literacy could have a significant contribution to make in understanding, exploring and nurturing embodied experiences. Physical literacy may be able to provide a much-needed philosophical framework from which the promotion of engagement in physical activity, physical education and wider sport, leisure and recreational activities are undertaken with an holistic appreciation of human embodiment.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Embodiment; Physical activity; Physical education; Health; Wellbeing; Creative movement; Creative praxis; Intentionality; Environment; Self; Motility; Enactivism; Affordances physical literacy; Flourishment
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 15:20
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:50

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