Key Terms

Key Terms

“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”

(https://www.physical-literacy.org.uk/defining-physical-literacy/

accessed 2018)

is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting) and routine, habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.

(Source: adapted from Association for Physical Education (afPE) Health Position Paper, 2015)

is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.

(Source: adapted from Association for Physical Education (afPE) Health Position Paper, 2015)

is understood as all forms of physical activity that contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction. These include play; recreation; organized, casual or competitive sport; and indigenous sports and games.

(Source: UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development & Peace, 2003)

is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum within school; this is sometimes referred to as out of school hours learning. Again the context for the learning is physical activity. The “school sport” programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in Physical Education. It also forms a vital link with community sport and activity.

(Source: adapted from Association for Physical Education (afPE) Health Position Paper, 2015)


Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/equippeco/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3778