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Physical Literacy: an embodied capacity for interaction

Webinar 27th January


Presenter: Nate Babcock - Elementary PE Coordinator-PYLUSD and PE Specialist- Fairmont Elementary School.
Respondent: Margaret Whitehead - President of the IPLA
Host: Nigel Green - Chair of the IPLA
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Margaret Whitehead
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Founder and Honorary President of the International Physical Literacy Association. Author of Physical Literacy Throughout the Life Course.

Dr. Margaret Whitehead is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire. Having trained to teach physical education and taught in school. Margaret lectured in pedagogy and has contributed to numerous books on the teaching of physical education.

She completed her PhD in 1987 and after retiring from full time work in 2000 she returned to her research and developed the concept of physical literacy. She has written and travelled widely to promote the concept.


Nigel Green is currently a physical education and physical literacy consultant having been a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University from 2009 - 2018. He taught physical education in four secondary schools for 29 years prior to this, during this time he led three departments, a faculty  and a networked community. Nigel has been involved in training teachers and providing professional development for over thirty years, in the UK and more recently in India, Brazil and Taiwan.


As a previous member of the Physical Education Association UK Executive Committee, a current member of North Western Counties Physical Education Association Executive Committee and Past Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association, Nigel demonstrates a commitment and passion to promote and support the development of physical education and physical literacy worldwide.


He is currently working with schools, organisations and governments both in the UK and across the world. 

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