Physical Literacy Policy in Education, Sport, Health, Recreation
Physical literacy is a rapidly evolving concept being used in policy-making but has been limited by pre-existing and sometimes bias interpretations of the construct. The aim of this seminar is to present a new model of physical literacy policy considerations for key decision makers in the fields of public health, recreation, sport and education. Internationally debated definitions of physical literacy and the wider construct of literacy were reviewed in order to establish common pillars of physical literacy in an applicable policy model. This model strives to be consistent with international understandings of what ‘physical literacy’ is, and how it is to be used in order to achieve established and developing public health, recreation, sport and educative goals.
About the Speaker
Dr Dean Dudley is from Macquarie University and was an Expert Consultant on the Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015. He teaches in the Health and Physical Education disciplines for pre-service teachers. Dean's research is currently focused on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of policy and learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. He is also a researcher of evidence-based approaches to health and physical education that yield large learning effects in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning domains. Dean's recent work has been to investigate contribution schools and education make toward the health and learning of school-aged youth.