Presentation on theme: "Translating Physical Literacy"— Presentation transcript:
1Translating Physical Literacy ICSEMIS 2012GlasgowTranslating Physical Literacyinto PracticeDr. Len Almond Physical Education ConsultantFormerly Foundation Director of the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health.
2Starting PointThe key features of physical literacy need to be made accessible to the unformed and uninformed minds of young people as well as adults, whose ability to evaluate life plans and make choices about what to do with their lives is not yet developed or may not have been considered.
3If we are to promote Physical Literacy across the lifespan from the early years (0-5 years) to adults in later life (60 years and onwards), how we engage with individuals a matter of great concern.
4Enabling Conditions Engagement with purposeful physical pursuits Initiation into the very best of purposeful physical pursuitsDemonstration how engagement can enrich, transform lives and enhance the quality of one’s live throughLearning to love being activeGood experiences and better experiences for all young peopleMaking progressPositive Environments that enable successful engagementlearning to take placemotivation to engage
5Leading to Learning to make informed choices Making a Commitment They need to acquire the power to make choices of a certain kind (informed and rational) and arrived at in a certain way (non-coercive and non-indoctrinatory).This requires the allocation of sufficient time in the curriculum for young people to explore and recognise the constraints on their capacity to fit purposeful physical pursuits into their lives.Making a CommitmentPuts aside time and makes the effort to engageSeeks out opportunities regularly to take part in purposeful physical pursuits
6That generates a Commitment to engagement in purposeful physical pursuits and Physical Literacy that enriches lives and enables a person to flourish.
7Supported by The pedagogical process is about: Practical knowledge of: Nurturing (creating a caring and positive learning environment)Cultivating ways of engaging with young people, working together, shaping relationships, nourishing them.Practical knowledge of:Engaging and connecting with learners’ interest.Simple basic instructions – they know exactly what to doWhen to intervene and focus (or extend) the learningMotivational strategiesWhen to move on, go back a step or two or completely change tack.
8Pedagogy of Engagement Reaching outConnecting (Establish a connection with individual students that enables learning to take place)Engaging (Engage with them productively with enthusiasm and with empathy)Drawing out (Draw them out with challenges that excite, engage their interest and allow them to develop with confidence.)Stretch (Stretch their capabilities, interests, love of learning and love of being active.)
9Problem PosingHow can we enable teachers to implement an authentic approach to Physical Literacy that informs their practice?