The embodied nature of physical literacy: interconnectedness of lived experience and meaning

Durden-Myers, E.J, Meloche, E.S and Dhillon, K.K (2019) 'The embodied nature of physical literacy: interconnectedness of lived experience and meaning.' Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. ISSN 0730-3084 (Forthcoming)

Abstract

This paper discusses the embodied nature of physical literacy with specific attention given to the interconnectedness of embodiment, lived experience and meaning (assemblage). Through the exploration of these concepts, it is possible to understand how physical literacy is centered on monist, existential and phenomenological philosophical schools of thought. Unpacking these concepts allows researchers and practitioners to establish implications and recommendations for practice in the pursuit of nurturing individuals to become physically active for life. A key constituent in achieving this aim is an appreciation of lived experience and understanding how meaning is attributed to these experiences. If this can be understood in more detail, it may be possible to promote positive physical activity experiences that in turn promote positive attitudes and dispositions associated with lifelong physical activity engagement. Integral in achieving this aim is ensuring that physical activity is presented and experienced in a way that is meaningful to each individual.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: philosophy, monism, existentialism, phenomenology, post-intentionality, practice, physical activity, physical literacy
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 18:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:32
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