Opening the Door to Physical Literacy

Lewis, Brian; Lessard, Sean; Schaefer, Lee
January 2014
Physical & Health Education Journal;2014, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p30
Academic Journal
The authors relate their experiences of creating the Growing Young Movers, an after school a program that provided wellness and physical education activities to 25 urban aboriginal youth in a community school for seven months. They refer to Margaret Whitehead's definition of physical literacy and their realization about the holistic nature of physical literacy after viewing it as a disposition rather than a set of skills. They also cite physical literacy's affective and cognitive elements.


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