Podcast Interviews

Dr Liz Durder-Myers (PE Scholar): Is it about us or about them?

Dr Liz Durden-Myers is a physical education researcher and teacher educator with over 15 years’ experience within education across the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. She is currently a Senior Lecturer In Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire & Bath Spa University, Managing Director & Co-Founder at PE Scholar & Scholary and Past Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA). Liz is a qualified teacher and holds a PhD in Physical Literacy, a MA in Education, a MSc in Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Physical Education with QTS.
Her research fields include Education, Physical Education, Philosophy, Health, Sport and Wellbeing. She has specific expertise in Physical Literacy, Teaching Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Teacher Professional Development. Liz is an international speaker, passionate educator and physical activity advocate who champions the value of physical activity for life, for health, wellbeing and human flourishing.

In this episode she discusses:

  • The concept of human flourishing and the key principles.
  • The relationship between Physical Activity and our Environment.
  • What exactly is “Physical Literacy”.
  • How do we assess Physical Literacy?
  • What is success in Physical Education?
  • Are current/future generations of teachers equipped to deliver PE effectively?
  • Why PE should stand for “Positive Experiences” not “Public Embarrassment”.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

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