Best Practices & Innovations in Physical Education

Summer Institute

Critical perspectives on innovations in Physical Education

including Teaching Games for Understanding

TGULogo

Limited spaces are available for a course with
 some of North America’s best physical educators.

This summer institute builds upon fundamental understandings of curriculum and pedagogy in physical education. It further engages learners to critically assess the theory and practice of physical education, reconceptualize curricular development, and examine innovative pedagogies for learning movement.

The institute is ideal for beginning physical education teachers who are interested in working alongside experienced graduate teachers of physical education.

The focus for the first week will be elementary levels (kindergarten through grade 7), followed by secondary levels (grades 8–12) during the second week. These afternoon classes will include daily two-hour practical sessions.

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Steve Dr. Steve Mitchell has been at Kent State University since 1992. He is a Professor of Physical Education in the School of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies. Steve has co-authored two textbooks related to teaching games for understanding within public school physical education, including one that is in its third edition.
Nancy_Francis Dr. Nancy Francis is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University and a former elementary school teacher. Her research interests include curricular development for physical literacy in children; effective, inclusive pedagogy; dance education, and movement experiences as a site for embodied learning.
joy_butler Dr. Joy Butler is an associate professor and Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and the Graduate Coordinator in Curriculum & Pedagogy at UBC. Her research interests include curriculum innovations, teacher education, Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), democracy in action, and ethics in sport.
jamesmandigo Dr. Jamie Mandigo is an associate Professor in Physical Education & Kinesiology at Brock University. His research interests include children’s motivation and developmentally appropriate physical activities, and Active Schools, Teaching Games for Understanding.

UBC Vancouver Campus

Forest Science Centre | Room 1001 | Map

July 2–12, 2013

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday–Saturday & Monday–Friday

UBC Students

Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login, in:

  • EDCP 476D/951 | Special Topics in Curriculum & Pedagogy (3 credits)

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Curriculum & Pedagogy graduate secretary: Alex Allen.

Tuition fees for this program depend on your registration/admission type:

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. The certificate does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca 

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE program

OEE2013

In addition to the Best Practices & Innovations in Physical Education summer institute, UBC’s Faculty of Education is offering summer courses in Outdoor Experiential Education. 

EDCP 323 | Teaching Adventure Activities for the Outdoors

(curriculum elective for Physical Eduation)

Teaching Adventure Activities for the Outdoors, is defined as an introduction to the principles of outdoor experiential education (OEE), and provides students with some exposure to adventure activities such as introductory sea kayaking, high ropes and team-based initiatives. The focus of the courses is to provide a theoretical underpinning of OEE for pre-service teachers and opportunities for teacher education candidates to consider the use of outdoor/adventure activities in their teaching practice.

Two sections are offered:

  • EDCP 323/951 | July 2–12 | 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    (Overnight Granite Falls field trip July 5–6)
  • EDCP 323/953 | July 22–August 2 | 8:30 a.m.–12:00pm
    (Overnight Granite Falls field trip July 27–28)
EDCP 423 | Advanced Methodology for Outdoor Education

(diploma and elective course)

The perequisite for this course is EDCP 323, or permission from instructor (with sufficient outdoor activity experience). Students wanting to take EDCP 423 should first enroll in EDCP 323/951.

Advanced methodology for Outdoor Education is a follow-up course to EDCP 323 that explores in more depth the planning and implementation of Outdoor Experiential Education (OEE) in K–12 school-based programs. This course has a particular focus on how to integrate OEE with academic curriculum.

  • EDCP 423/951 | July 22–August 2 | 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    (Overnight Whistler field trip July 27–28)

Registration

Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login.

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Curriculum & Pedagogy graduate secretary: Alex Allen.

Help spread the word—download and share the promotional flyer.