The pandemic, imperatives for human and civil rights, growing economic challenges, new accountability requirements, and distance-delivered learning technologies are reminders of novel 21st-century needs, problems, challenges, and opportunities. All demand a sense of urgency. Building on selected traditions and achievements, today’s futuristic planning offers timely opportunities to make history. Founded on the idea of a physical education system—with roles and responsibilities for every stakeholder (e.g., teacher, teacher educator)—this new agenda transcends what individuals can accomplish. It requires collective action. Collective action necessitates special formations, such as professional learning communities; social networks; and partnerships among schools, communities, universities, and professional associations, both state and national. In turn, these formations require organizers and facilitators. Examples illustrate collective action’s potential, also indicating why it must be a shared priority for professional education, professional development, and professional associations.
- Design science
- Networked community of practice
- Professional learning community
- University–school partnerships
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation