Physical literacy

answering the call for quality education and sustainable development

Dean Dudley*, John Cairney

*Corresponding author for this work

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    This introductory article explores the concept of physical literacy. It begins by discussing the current defining aspects of physical literacy and provides a pragmatic solution for moving beyond definitions to actions. The article also articulates how this special issue on physical literacy is addressing a range of United Nations agenda initiatives, including the UNESCO Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers, the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan for Physical Activity, and the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Oct 2020


    • Assessment
    • Inclusion
    • Physical activity
    • Physical education
    • Quality
    • Sustainable Development Goals

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