2014 Physical Literacy and Movement in K–7 Education

Registration for 2014 is now closed.

Physical education summer institute

This intensive summer course focuses on teaching physical education in schools today. Instructor Erin McGinley will guide participants through creating educationally sound programs that: support diversity, offer variety, and promote physical literacy amongst children.

The course content emphasizes the development of understanding about and through movement, and the ways that movement pertains to the whole education of children. This course covers a wide range of learning experiences, which reflect the K–7 curriculum as outlined in BC’s Integrated Resource Package (IRP).

Planning, assessment, and evaluation are explored, along with ways to modify and adapt learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of children. Through an inquiry approach to teaching and learning, physical educators will become involved in the construction of knowledge through active involvement, to develop deep understandings, critical consciousness, and problem-solving faculties.

This active and hands-on course also explores how to create student-centered programs with a variety of activities that opportunities for cross-curricular programming. There are endless possibilities to expand the skills sets and learning from physical education across all subject areas. Come discover how.

Erin McGinley

Erin is currently an Adjunct Teaching Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC.

She earned her masters degree in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC in Leadership and Administration. Erin is seconded from the Burnaby School District where she worked as a Physical Educator & Athletic Director.

Erin’s passions lie in promoting and planning for health and physical education for all children and youth, as well as developing collaborative practices amongst educators.

UBC Vancouver

Forest Sciences Centre | Room 1613 | Map

July 2–18, 2014

2:30–5:30 p.m.
Week 1: Wednesday–Friday
Weeks 2 & 3: Monday–Friday

Registration & Fees

The fees for the program will depend on your registration type.

UBC Student Registration

To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus);
please see "Admission to UBC" below. Once admitted, students may register in either of the options listed below.

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

For current UBC tuition, visit UBC Tuition Fees for the Education per credit tuition fees.

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. The Western Deans Agreement does not apply to this course.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca

Student Assessed Fees

Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.

In the case of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, students who meet certain requirements may opt out of paying the fees during the first two weeks of the term.

To see whether you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.

If you think you qualify for an exemption, using your CWL ID and password logon to the student service centre and click on the Financial Summary tab to navigate to the U-Pass fee exemption page.

Students registered in on-campus courses in the Summer Session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.

You can also find out whether the AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan fee applies to you by visiting the Student Service Centre. If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the necessary procedures.

Admission to UBC

To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus).

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 Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Graduate Secretary: Basia Zurek.

Admission Categories

  • Unclassified Students
    If you wish to enroll in studies not intended to lead to a particular degree or diploma (such as a single course, a summer institute, or a 15-credit certificate program), you can apply as an Unclassified Student. Students with degrees who wish to register in education courses are admitted to the Faculty of Education as Unclassified, 5th year students, and typically already have a recognized degree.
  • Diploma Students
    If you wish to complete a 30-credit UBC-conferred post-degree diploma, apply for admission in this category, and be sure to indicate the specific Diploma program you are applying to.
  • UBC-Okanagan Students (Cross-Campus Registration)
    • All UBC-O students must contact pro-d.educ@ubc.ca or 604.822.3999 for assistance in registering for UBC-Vancouver Faculty of Education courses.
    • Cross campus registration is intended for UBC Okanagan undergraduate students interested in taking some courses at the Vancouver campus. To be considered for registration at the Vancouver campus, Okanagan undergraduate students must meet certain criteria. Further information is provided on the Okanagan Campus Students website.
    • UBC Vancouver Faculty of Education students who are interested in taking courses at the Okanagan campus should contact the program advisor for approval: Bette Shippam, Teacher Education Office.


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