This course is only available in French.
What is this new concept of physical literacy?
A child’s motor skills are one of the most important predictors of high levels of physical activity in adulthood (Stodden, 2017). This training will address the innovative concept of physical literacy and the stages of development between 0-12 years of age from the perspective of overall health and academic achievement.
Physical literacy represents the set of fundamental abilities and values (motivation, confidence, foundations, skills, knowledge, and responsibilities) that enable a person to move with mastery in a variety of physical, athletic, and rhythmic activities.
Joël Beaulieu is a doctoral student in psychopedagogy who trains and coaches several professionals in the field of child motor development. He has been a consultant for the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and a specialist in education sciences at the Département des sciences de l’activité physique at UQTR. Currently, he is the founding president of the consulting firm A+ Action, which specializes in motor skills and sports pedagogy. Joël Beaulieu, Ph.D. (c), a doctoral student in psychopedagogy specializing in motor skills, offers training on fundamental motor skills to be developed in children aged 5 to 12.
You will learn:
- Developmental milestones in children
- Children’s basic physical activity needs
- Stages of physical literacy
- Components of gross and fundamental motor skills
- Impacts of physical literacy on health and academic achievement
- Roles of the health professional on a child’s motor skills level
- Rapid screening tests for gross motor skills. Variations of standardized tests (Ulrich; MABC)
- Qualitative assessment of selected fundamental motor skills
- Demonstration of stimulation exercises to improve the deficiencies targeted in the tests