Developing physical literacy is a central focus of the B.C. Physical and Health Education Curriculum. But what exactly is physical literacy, and how can you incorporate it throughout your school day?
Find out in the hour-long eLearning course Developing Physical Literacy within the B.C. Curriculum. This course provides the theory behind physical literacy and time-tested methods to deliver physical and health education that equips your students to live a healthy, active life. Learn how to structure and adapt your lessons for greater student enjoyment, participation and skill development.
Here’s a sneak peek at what you can learn through the course:
Physical Literacy in the B.C. Physical and Health Education (PHE) Curriculum
Like all subjects, the PHE curriculum is based on the Know, Do, Understand (KDU) curriculum model.
This model starts with big ideas and proceeds to learning standards, which include curricular competencies (what students will do) and content (what they will know). Here’s where physical literacy fits in:
Curricular competencies are the skills, strategies and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the DO in the KDU model of learning. Curricular competencies are divided into four categories:
- Physical literacy
- Healthy and active living
- Social and community health
- Mental well-being
A curricular competency for physical literacy is to “develop and apply a variety of fundamental movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments”.
Content is the KNOW part of the curriculum model. For example, students are expected to know:
- proper technique for fundamental movement skills, including non-locomotor, locomotor, and manipulative skills;
- movement concepts and strategies;
- and more…
Those fundamental movement skills are the building blocks to physical literacy. Generally, physical literacy is developed through the execution of fundamental movement skills (FMS) in a confidence-building and motivation-enhancing way.
Interested in learning more about physical literacy in the PHE curriculum, and how you can further develop your students’ physical literacy with that curriculum in mind? Register for this eLearning today!