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.
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
Tiny, fragile fingers clench the hands that lead, guide and nurture the path. The journey begins with a hesitant step. Gasps. Jubilance. Pure joy. Tentative steps turn into powerful strides as confidence oozes with every pounding heartbeat. Blossoming, developing, changing with every jump, spin and splash. The precious seeds of opportunities are scattered lovingly into the field of hope and … Read More
In this blog I shall expand on the three core features of Physical Literacy by proposing a number of additions. I shall also elaborate on the need to carefully consider the role of ‘understanding’ and the relevance of the Capability Approach to Physical Literacy. At this stage, I am merely identifying a conceptual framework as the basis for informing a … Read More
The concept of physical literacy is an excellent fit with Sport New Zealand’s vision of ‘enriching lives and inspiring a nation through physical activity and sport’. New Zealand has a proud history of being an active nation, which stems from generations of Kiwis enjoying a wonderful, playful upbringing. But we know that things are changing and we can’t assume we … Read More