Dr. Doug Gleddie

Associate Professor & Associate Chair (Graduate) Department of Education University of Alberta

Dr. Douglas Gleddie is an Associate Professor and Acting Vice-Dean, Associate Dean – Academic in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. In a career filled with change, the only true constants have been physical activity/education, working with kids and, how joy fills the spaces in between. Although it took him a while to fully embrace this epiphanal thought, the journey itself has enabled Doug to work with a wide variety of people and organizations across Canada and around the world.

Doug is currently researching narratives of movement and physical education as well as exploring the affective aspects of physical literacy. He takes care of his own wellness by being active with his family; improving his guitar picking and seeking new challenges each day. Visit Doug’s blog at www.purposefulmovement.net

Keynote: Physical Literacy In Action (45 min)

Physical Literacy is a theory that has gained incredible momentum in the past decade. As a detailed philosophy we have been discussing it since the late 80’s. But how does physical literacy theory really connect with what we, what YOU do on a day-to-day basis in physical education and sport?  This talk will provide a brief overview of the theory and then introduce an evidence-based framework and exemplars for physical literacy ‘in action’.