A New Resource on the AHKGA Website: The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)

This blog provides a brief introduction of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy – Second Edition (CAPL-2) tool. Thank you to Angelica Blais for providing this post.

Physical literacy is a comprehensive concept which describes the combined affective, cognitive, physical and behavioural components of overall physical activity behaviour. It is defined by the International Physical Literacy Association as “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life” (2017).

Since 2015, physical literacy has been included as an indicator of overall physical activity in Canada’s Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The second edition of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL-2) is a valid and reliable tool to evaluate total physical literacy and its individual domains (motivation/confidence, knowledge/understanding, physical competence and daily behaviour) among children ages 8 to 12 years old.

The CAPL-2 is free to use and can now be found directly on the AHKGA website or by clicking here. The entire CAPL-2 manual is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese. On its own, the CAPL-2 questionnaire evaluates self-perceived participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity as well as domains of motivation/confidence and knowledge/understanding. The CAPL-2 questionnaire is available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese as well as Greek and Turkish.