Annotated Suggested Readings

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Martin, K.E. (2010/2015) Brain Boost Sport and Physical Activity Enhance Children’s Learning: What the Research Is Telling Us. The University of Western Australia, Department of Sport and Recreation.

Summarizes what is known about how physical activity supports learning.


Maude, P. (2001) Physical Children, Active Teaching: Investigating Physical Literacy. Buckingham: Open University Press.

A support for using non-PE lessons to develop children’s gross motor skills.


Whitehead, M. and Murdoch, E. (2006) Physical literacy and physical education: Conceptual mapping. PE Matters, 1(1): 6–9.

A vital read for those interested in the concept of physical literacy and broader understanding of what it might mean to be fit.