The Importance and Value of Physical Literacy Throughout the Lifecourse, Based on Existential and Phenomenological Schools of Thought

Published: April 21, 2010

AIESEP Conference 26 October 2010
Margaret Whitehead, University of Bedfordshire, England

To be motivated, confidant, and have the physical competence to interact effectively with the world, in other words to be physically literate, offers the individual the opportunity to capitalise on a significant aspect of his/her personhood.

Physical literacy and indeed literacy in any field, is not for me a personal skill but a disposition to use experience, understanding and abilities to interact effectively with the world.

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