I am very excited to share that for the third year in a row Ecole Jules Quesnel has been invited to engage as the partner school in a joint project with the School of Kinesiology’s Physical and Health Education Department. This fall, Division 6 and 7 will be attending UBC once a week to participate in KIN 369 Teaching Labs held from October – December 2017 (all sessions based at the Robert F. Osborne Centre (2329 West Mall). This is a unique Physical Education learning opportunity for JQ students and valued experiential learning for UBC students.
What are the KIN 369 Teaching Labs?
KIN 369 ‘Instructional Design for Physical Activity and Sport’ is a senior undergraduate course that teaches students how to design and implement effective physical activity learning experiences for children. The course focuses on three main themes: characteristics of effective physical activity leaders, developmental characteristics of learners, and the characteristics of effective physical activity learning environments. With respect to this latter theme, seven characteristics of effective physical activity learning environments are identified. These characteristics are: Fun, Inclusion, Developmental Appropriateness, Organization, Safety, Purposefulness, and Activity. Throughout the Teaching Labs, the UBC students strive to design and deliver lessons that fulfill these criteria. Many of these students will pursue further studies in physical education in the Faculty of Education for teacher certification
What will my child do while attending the Teaching Labs?
For all 6 of the teaching labs, JQ students will be grouped into 6 cohorts each consisting of approximately 10 students. Each Cohort becomes the ‘class’ of a Kin 369 teaching cohort, consisting of five or six UBC Kin students, for the duration of the program. Over the six-week tenure of the program, the cohorts will rotate weekly through different activity areas that will include developmental gymnastics, team games, racquets, dance, and active health. Each session will last roughly 45-60 minutes.
Session dates October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 2017