Sports & Recreation:Professional
This week we were really excited to welcome Liz Myers to the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast. Liz, who's PhD is supervised by Dr Margaret Whitehead, is in our opinion one of the primo international authorities on physical literacy.
During the episode Liz explores physical literacy in depth, covering the high level theoretical and philosophical aspects which include Existentialism and Phenomenology; and then goes on to discuss the more practical pedagogical and operational challenges on the shop floor.
The episode provides great insight and recommendations for all interested in helping our society to become healthier and more active. Listeners will greatly benefit from Liz's wisdom who is at the cutting edge of the subjects development. Be warned, there are some serious knowledge bombs dropped!
Liz Myers is an Educational Consultant and Managing Director at Scholary Ltd. Upon leaving the Royal Navy in 2006, Liz studied at the University of Bedfordshire and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Physical Education (Secondary) with QTS. During her final year Liz was introduced to Margaret Whitehead who acted as her dissertation supervisor and was introduced to the concept of Physical Literacy. Unbeknown at the time, this introduction to Physical Literacy would go on to form the foundation of her professional teaching practice and research.
Liz graduated in 2010 and began teaching at Devizes School, Wiltshire. Whilst at Devizes Liz held a number of positions of responsibility, including School Sports Coordinator, Projects Coordinator, KS3 Coordinator and eventually went on to set up the Devizes Schools Sports Network, a sports partnership aimed at supporting primary schools within the local area, helping them to achieve high quality physical education that is underpinned by principles of Physical Literacy.
Liz has a developing academic profile. Whilst teaching, Liz completed a MSc in Psychology (The Open University) and a MA in Education (The University of Bath). Liz is currently undertaking a PhD in Physical Literacy at the University of Bedfordshire. Liz left full time teaching in April 2014 to dedicate more time to her PhD and to work full time at Scholary. Liz also co-founded PE Scholar in 2010, a free online community website for sharing physical education resources
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