chapter  2
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The concept of physical literacy

ByMARGARET WHITEHEAD

This chapter starts with a brief discussion of how the concept of physical literacy relies on a new perspective being taken on our embodied dimension. The detail of the concept is then set out and the relationship between its different attributes explained. The identification of physical literacy as a capability and of the premises that underpin this capability conclude the chapter. Overall, the chapter sets the scene for a more detailed philosophical discussion in Chapter 3.