PE Move Well, Move Often Developing Physical Literacy through the lens of Fundamental Movement Skills Seminar Day 2
In 2017, the PDST were delighted to offer full day seminars in Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills, focusing in particular on locomotor skills. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills which are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity. It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours.
The second phase of this professional development in Physical Literacy ran from April-June 2018, and is now being offered again for schools who couldn’t attend at the time. This seminar revises the concept of physical literacy and revisits the locomotor skills explored in Seminar 1 before moving the focus to the stability skills of Landing and Balancing in all areas of the PE curriculum, and in particular through the Gymnastics and Dance strands. The wide range of activities, supplementary support materials and templates for planning and assessment that are presented in our comprehensive resource and online at www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit , will also be explored on the day.
The purpose of the seminar is to
● demonstrate the PDST’s Move Well, Move Often Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation
● upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum
● enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack
Each teacher attending will receive a set of newly developed posters as part of our Move Well, Move Often pack. Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.
Two teachers from your school may attend this seminar. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.