Enhancing the Holistic Development of Children Through Movement and Play

July 2 – 12    1 P.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Physical literacy plays a major role in a child’s education – which can include free play and organized physical activities. That is why it is essential for children to develop the fundamental movement skills during the sensitive periods of time (i.e., elementary school years).Elementary school teachers must possess the knowledge, skills, and attributes to effectively plan, organize, teach and assess a program related to fundamental movement skill development – a program that will encompass the gymnasium, classroom, outdoor settings, and other alternative environments. Three themes play a major emphasis throughout the course content: developmentally appropriate fundamental movement skill development, physical literacy, and safety.

Topics of study will include:

  • how effective planning and teaching can enhance children’s learning;
  • how inclusive practices can benefit all learners;
  • how children develop their fundamental movement skills;
  • how Laban’s Movement Concepts can support children’s learning;
  • how physical literacy can be enhanced through developmentally appropriate activities;
  • how the Long-Term Athlete Development Model can support a teacher’s understanding of growth
  • and development;
  • how assessment (e.g., formative, summative) can support children’s learning
  • how to plan for, develop, and assess safe learning environments

 

Dr. Brent Bradford

Dr. Brent Bradford has taught at both the Elementary and Junior High school levels. After a decade of being a school teacher and being recognized for his work in the area of Physical and Health Education (e.g., HPEC Award, 2001; CAHPERD Young Professional Award, 2003), he returned to the University of Alberta (UofA) to pursue graduate work and to teach at the post-secondary level. In 2011, Dr. Bradford was the recipient of the UofA Graduate Student Teaching Award. In addition to senior-level post-secondary teaching, Dr. Bradford has taught graduate level curriculum theory at St. Francis Xavier University.

Dr. Bradford has authored or co-authored extensively in the field of Physical and Health Education, and Education. Dr. Bradford has recently co-authored two teacher education textbooks (Health Education [2017]; Physical Education [2018]). Brent has presented on a variety of educational topics to provincial, national, and international audiences. Recently, as an Erasmus+ and Mobile+ scholar (2016), Brent presented his research methodology and findings to undergraduate students at University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain), and was an invited keynote speaker at the Western Deans of Education (WADE) 2017 Conference (Banff, Canada). Dr. Bradford’s research interests focus on Physical and Health Education, fundamental movement skill development, daily physical activity (DPA) policy and initiatives, student wellness, Social Studies, effective teaching, and teacher education.

 

 

how to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have  2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have a 2018 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.