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Sport for Life Society – Victoria, B.C. – Physical literacy is a rapidly evolving concept beginning to find its way into policy across the health, education, recreation and sport sectors. However, its integration has been limited by pre-existing and sometimes biased interpretations of the term. Fortunately for us, Dr. Dean Dudley will deliver a keynote presentation at the International Physical Literacy Conference 2017 (IPLC2017) that will explain common pillars of physical literacy in an applicable policy model and outline international understandings of what physical literacy is. The IPLC2017 takes place April 12-15 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Dudley is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia). He is also the World Regional Vice President to Fédération Internationale d’Education Physique (International Federation of Physical Education – FIEP), Chief Examiner for the New South Wales Board of Studies and Teacher Education Standards and Honorary Chair of Learning and Development for Surf Life Saving Australia. Dr. Dudley is also one of the new wave of young researchers who is looking to push for change, especially as it pertains to the development of physical literacy.

Dr. Dudley’s research is currently focused on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of observed learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. He is also a researcher of evidence-based approaches to health and physical education that yield large learning effects in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning domains. In his presentation, he will identify policy options and priorities that enable the fundamental right for all people to participate in meaningful physical activity across their life course.

Registration for IPLC2017 is open. To see the program or list of active workshops, view the program page. For more information, visit the IPLC homepage – www.is4ls.org.

The International Physical Literacy Conference

IPLC is designed to bring together sport, health, education and recreation experts to advance the knowledge, application and implementation of physical literacy programming across the globe. The conference engages leaders, practitioners and stakeholders of physical literacy from around the world in a truly collaborative environment.

For more information contact:
Tyler Laing
Communications Coordinator, Sport for Life Society
tyler@sportforlife.ca