A great leap of faith: Editorial for JSHS special issue on physical literacy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ang Chen, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The concept of physical literacy seems to be an abstract idea. Since it emerged in the literatureabout 25 years ago, it has been a philosophical topic for scholars and intellectuals in the field ofphysical education (PE). But with the recent adoption of the idea as an operational platform fordesigning PE curriculum and physical activity programs in Europe and Canada, it has reborn as apractical idea for operation. Most recently, the Society of Health and Physical Educators of theUnited States, the national organization responsible for developing national goals and standardsfor PE in the US, has adopted the concept of physical literacy as the ultimate goal for K-12PE.1 Not only was the concept used to help conceptualize future programming as a philosophicalguide, but also it was used as the platform to develop learning outcome assessment standards andbenchmark measures.

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Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(2), 1-3
Language: English
Date: 2015
physical education, physical literacy, editorial

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