IPLA 2018 AGM

IPLA Request for Support The IPLA has been expanding its interests and influence over the last four years and we are in a position now where we feel that we need to engage more of our members in more active roles. We have the AGM scheduled for Wednesday 28th November (via Skype) and this will allow us to appoint the … Read More

IPLA Foundation Course

Interested in learning more about physical literacy? Attend an IPLA course online or in person.

Physical Literacy Scholarship within Canada: An Overview of Literature

A literature search of “physical literacy” and “Canada” (all text) was conducted using three common electronic databases: ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest), SAGE Journals Online, and SPORTDiscus. The databases were chosen because, together, they encompass a comprehensive catalogue of education and physical education literature. The searches were limited to English, peer-reviewed journal articles published between 1 June 1987 and 1 June 2017 (a 30-year period).

Early Years Group: Response to the Ofsted publication ‘Bold Beginnings’

The IPLA Early Years Group is a group of mixed professionals made up from experienced, well qualified representatives across the Early Childhood Education sector. Inspired by the 2017 IPLA Conference, the group held its first meeting in London last month, and discussed many great ideas and examples of good practice regarding physical literacy in early years. With the timely release … Read More

Perspectives on Physical Literacy: National Conversation

Sport Wales has started a ‘National Conversation’ around sport for future generations and are inviting as many people to contribute to the thinking as possible.  This will inform our future Vision and Strategy to be developed in the coming year. Margaret Whitehead was asked in the past week to produce a ‘Think Piece’ which she kindly did and was put … Read More

Physical Literacy workshop in the Netherlands

On November 9, the annual Sports Research Conference was organised at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. More than 430 participants attended 100 sessions and workshops. One of the workshops was organised by the Physical Literacy Platform. This platform was initiated early 2017 with members from all PETE faculties in the Netherlands and the Knowledge Centre for Sports. The goal of … Read More

IPLA Foundation Course

The Foundation Course offers an introduction to physical literacy. The course runs for three and a half hours and whilst there is no practical work, the inter-active group work creates a vibrant and meaningful experience.

Physical Illiteracy

The question is often asked, can a human being be physically illiterate? This is not a straightforward question. There are three perspectives that can be taken, two result in a rejection of the notion of physical illiteracy and one supports there being a disposition we could call physical illiteracy. Firstly, it could be seen as a non- question. In the … Read More

Len Almond Eulogy

Len Almond was outstanding for his inspiration, commitment, vision and the boundless energy and invested himself into the promotion of high quality physical education and physical activity for health to both young and old.