July’s Research Café- Lisa Barnett and Emiliano Mazzoli

In late July the IPLA Research Café welcomed Professor Lisa Barnett and Dr Emiliano Mazzoli from Deakin University, Australia, and attendees from around the world. The recording is now available for IPLA members. Professor Lisa Barnett is a senior member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Her internationally leading work focuses on developing ways … Read More

July’s Research Café

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Lisa Barnett and Dr Emiliano Mazzoli, both from Deakin University, will be joining us to discuss the PL-C Quest. Following the Australian Physical Literacy Framework, The PL-C Quest assesses children’s self-perceived physical literacy. The measurement properties of this tool were reported in this recent paper. As always, the Research Café will be 30 minutes. To … Read More

June’s Research Café- Lowri Edwards

We recently welcomed Dr Lowri Edwards to the Research Café. Lowri presented work relating to physical literacy in Wales, and, in particular, a recent paper developed in collaboration with Dr Kevin Morgan and Dr Anna Bryant. The strengths based approach undertaken to promote the concept of physical literacy was of real interest to participants. If you weren’t able to join … Read More

June’s Research Café

After a short break for exam/marking season, the Research Café is back and will be welcoming Dr Lowri Edwards. Lowri is a Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University, a longstanding member of the IPLA, and has been deeply involved in physical literacy development in Wales. She’ll be discussing her work, including this 2022 paper, on Monday … Read More

March’s Research Café

Registration for March’s Research Café is now open. We’ll be joined by Dr Susannah Stevens, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. If you haven’t already read ‘Tracking Physical Literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand: concerns of narrowed curriculum and colonisation’, you can find it here. As always, if you have any issues accessing this paper please contact hannah.goss@physical-literacy.org.uk. Please register following … Read More

February’s Research Café- Peter Holler

In the first session of 2022, we welcomed Peter Holler from the University of Graz, Austria. Peter presented his work on measuring and fostering physical literacy among a physically inactive adult population. Again, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Peter, and all attendees, for their participation.   Please keep an eye out for our March Café, with details … Read More

February’s Research Café

We are delighted to reopen the Research Café for 2022! We have a several speakers lined up for the coming months, and we are delighted to welcome Peter Holler to our first session. Peter is currently doing a PhD at the University of Graz, Austria, in the Institute of Human Movement Science, Sport and Health. His PhD focuses on how … Read More

Why Sports Conference: Improving Health and Increasing Activity!

Discount Why Sports have kindly offered a 50% discount for conference tickets for their up coming conference: Improving Health and Increasing Activity!  The IPLA network can receive 50% off full ticket princes when entering: IPLA50 at checkout. Overview Front-line professionals understand more than anyone about the pressures of increasing demand on health and social care services at the same time … Read More

Spotlight on the emotional domain of physical literacy: Copenhagen Seminar

Physical literacy (PL) is a multi-dimensional concept that provides a holistic understanding of movement and physical activity. PL consist of an emotional, a physical and a cognitive domain, which together lay the foundation for the individual’s capacity and propensity to participate in movement and physical activities here and now and up through life. To support an individual’s development in physical … Read More

Physical literacy in Costa Rica

The Physical Literacy Journey Starts in Costa Rica My name is Ignacio Sabaté, I am a former racquetball athlete and now a coach and sport manager who graduated from the Russian International Olympic University. My partner is Osman Murillo who is a former athlete and Olympian from the London 2012 discipline of Judo and is now a personal trainer and … Read More