Taiwan – Taipei – National Taiwan Normal University – February/March 2019

Following a very successful visit to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei – August 2018, where I presented sessions on physical literacy to the 250 delegates at their Teaching Symposium, the university managed to access government funds to consider the future direction for physical education in the country. A select group of 80 teachers was chosen by the lead … Read More

Nepal April 2019

Initial impressions were that Nepal is a very similar environment to India and these were confirmed over the next few days. Vibrant and chaotic towns and cities merge into rural areas where life is simple and agricultural.

Tom and Emma’s PGCE Podcast

The purpose of this PGCE podcast is to chat around various topics linked to both being a PGCE student as well as different theoretical concepts that might be significant to different subject areas or Initial Teacher Training and Education (ITTE) in general.

Physical Literacy Across The World Resources and References

Dr. Margaret Whitehead is due to launch her next book “Physical Literacy Across the World”. In the new book she makes reference to a number of resources and references that the IPLA have developed since its incorporation in 2014. These resources and references are identified below: IPLA and Associated Resources for PLAW Physical Literacy Charting Progress Tool – Physical Literacy … 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).

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.