KIDDO Online Certificate of Physical Literacy
The KIDDO Certificate of Physical Literacy is a role-specific online professional learning course authored by world-leading experts and practitioners designed to build the knowledge and capacity of educators and coaches to deliver programs that encourage the development of physical literacy in children aged 2-8 years of age.
- Early Childhood teachers -
- Primary School Physical Education teachers -
- Primary School teachers -
- Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) Providers -
- Coaches of children aged 2-8 years -
- Parents -
Time to complete: Approximately 3-4 hours
Six online lessons (each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete) are contained in the role-specific Certificate of Physical Literacy. Three different courses are available targeted to; teachers and support staff working in Primary Schools, educators and carers working in Early Childhood Education and Care services, and Coaches. Participants need to complete all six lessons to gain a Certificate of Physical Literacy. Additional lessons to help provide ongoing learning opportunities will be circulated to participants every three months.
This online physical literacy course provides participants the opportunity to gain the theoretical knowledge on the importance of physical literacy and its associated constructs, including the latest research in this area as well as practical experience in applying this knowledge in the setting they work in, whether it be school, ECEC centre sporting club or at home. Additionally, participants will gain hands-on experience in assessing the movement skills of children and developing and implementing session plans to help children gain the confidence, skills, knowledge, and motivation to be physically literate.
Theme: Developing Knowledge and Understanding
Importance of Physical Literacy
Author: Professor John Cairney, University of Queensland
Active Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
Authors: Professor Dawne Clark, Mount Royal University, A/Professor Hayley Christian, UWA
How does a child’s brain development relate to physical literacy?
Author: Professor Dawne Clark, Mount Royal University
Theme: Developing Skills and Physical Competence
What are Fundamental Movement Skills?
Author: Dr James Rudd, Liverpool John Moores University
Assessing Fundamental Movement Skills
Authors: Associate Professor Lisa Barnett, Deakin University, Dr James Rudd, Liverpool John Moores University
Teaching FMS in Early Childhood
Authors: Mr Andy Hair, Physical Education & Physical Literacy Coach and Teacher, Ms Christina Polatajko, Primary School PE Specialist
Physical Literacy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
Authors: Associate Professor Hayley Christian, UWA, Author: Professor Dawne Clark, Mount Royal University
Theme: Developing Motivation and Confidence
Behaviour Change for Children
Author: Associate Professor Ben Jackson, Director of Physical Activity and Healthy Living Group, UWA
Promoting Motivation in Children
Author: Prof. James Dimmock, James Cook University
Physical Literacy for All
Authors: Dr Melissa Licari, Telethon Kid's Institute, Dr Siobhan Reid, UWA
KIDDO would like to acknowledge Healthway and Sport Australia their support in development of the KIDDO Online Certificate of Physical Literacy