EDST 498S: Movement In The Curriculum

July 4 – 21 (MONDAY TO THURSDAY)   |    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Format: In-Person


The aim of this course is to actively engage students in strategies to foster physical literacy theory and skills that can be incorporated across the curriculum. Higher levels of physical activity in children is linked to many positive benefits such as increased brain structure, memory, and school achievement (Chaddock-Heyman et al., 2014). The British Columbia Curriculum recommends that children participate in daily physical education across the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curricular competencies.

We will be looking at ways to incorporate movement naturally into classrooms and the broader school context as well as linking to specific subject areas in order to benefit all children’s overall physical and mental well-being.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the relevant research and theories that support daily physical activity benefits and importance
  • Identify and generate applicable and practical ways to incorporate movement into daily routines for students
  • Explore specific subject areas in which movement can be applied to access the curricular content and competencies
  • Recognize how environment can act as a third teacher in connecting movement across the curriculum
  • Participate in games and structures that can be applied within their classrooms to make movement an integrated learning outcome across subjects

Tess Perry

Tess Perry is an elementary school teacher in Kelowna, BC. She has been teaching for eight years and received her Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2019. Alongside Dr. Stephen Berg, she published a journal article in the Journal of Outdoor Adventure and Education in 2020.

Tess likes to lead by example and live an active lifestyle to model to her students. Being active is an important part of her classroom routines and she is passionate about incorporating movement for all students. This is her first course at the Summer Institute and she is excited to learn from and connect with all the educators this Summer!

how to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

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 current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

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 through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

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