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Guidelines for the Selection of Physical Literacy Measures in Physical Education in Australia

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posted on 2022-04-29, 14:41 authored by Lisa M. Barnett, Dean A. Dudley, Richard D. Telford, David R. Lubans, Anna Bryant, William M. Roberts, Philip J. Morgan, Natasha K. Schranz, Juanita R. Weissensteiner, Stewart A. Vella, Jo Salmon, Jenny Ziviani, Anthony D. Okely, Nalda Wainwright, John R. Evans, Richard J. Keegan

 Assessment of physical literacy poses a dilemma of what instrument to use. There is currently no guide regarding the suitability of common assessment approaches. The purpose of this brief communication is to provide a user's guide for selecting physical literacy assessment instruments appropriate for use in school physical education and sport settings. While recommendations regarding specific instruments are not provided, the guide offers information about key attributes and considerations for the use. A decision flow chart has been developed to assist teachers and affiliated school practitioners to select appropriate methods of assessing physical literacy. School PE and sport scenarios are presented to illustrate this process. It is important that practitioners are empowered to select the most appropriate instrument/s to suit their needs. 


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Journal of Teaching in Physical Education


Human Kinetics


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Barnett, L.M., Dudley, D.A., Telford, R.D., Lubans, D.R., Bryant, A.S., Roberts, W.M., Morgan, P.J., Schranz, N.K., Weisensteiner, J.R., Vella, S.A., Salmon, J., et al (2019) 'Guidelines for the Selection of Physical Literacy Measures in Physical Education in Australia', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, pp.1-21. doi:10.1123/jtpe.2018-0219

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