Physical literacy and human flourishing

Durden-Myers, E.J, Whitehead, M.E and Pot, N (2018) 'Physical literacy and human flourishing.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 308-311. ISSN 0273-5024

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2018-0132

Abstract

This article explores the relationship between physical literacy and human flourishing. Understanding the contribution physical literacy may have in nurturing human flourishing extends the philosophical rationale and importance of physical literacy in relation to maximizing human potential. This article proposes that the concept of physical literacy is being embraced worldwide, in part due to the contribution physical literacy may make in nurturing human flourishing. Therefore, this article discusses the relationship between physical literacy and human flourishing in detail, unveiling what value this connection may hold in promoting physical literacy as an element integral in enhancing quality of life. Aspects of human flourishing are presented and examined alongside physical literacy. Synergies between physical literacy and human flourishing are not hard to find, and this gives credence to the growing adoption of physical literacy as a valuable human capability.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: education; human potential; philosophical underpinnings
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 18:26
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