It’s always good to keep kids active, whether it’s through Physical Education or taking them out to experience the world outside the classroom. This week, we cover both of those avenues.
First, Jenny interviews Dr. Joy Butler, who is the coordinator of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program in the department of Curriculum and Pedagogy here at UBC. Along with that, she co-founded the Teaching Games for Understanding task force in 2002, and is the graduate advisor for the Teaching Games for Understanding MED cohort programs. They discuss the Teaching Games for Understanding concept, how the program came about, and how it was turned into a Master’s program.
Then we go on a field trip. Not literally, at least not yet, but we do discuss how valuable field trips can be as a learning adventure for kids. We also reminisce a little about our own field trips in the past.
We have a lot of MED cohort information sessions to tell you about too! So if you’re interested in any of our upcoming cohorts, stay tuned for our final segment where we give you the lowdown on all of them.
To cap it off, we leave you with a treat for those who are of a similar age to me, those of you who grew up in video game arcades.
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Down the Hall – Ep 19 (32:44)
Just play it in the handy web player below.
00:10 – Introduction
04:49 – Interview – Teaching Games for Understanding
Interview with Joy Butler
Teaching Games for Understanding home page
17:01 – Discussion – Learning Adventures (Class Field Trips)
BC Government – Environmental Learning and Experience
Making Your Field Trips More Meaningful – Education Update
Engaging Students With Augmented Reality – NSTA Reports (National Science Teachers Association)
Sea to Sky – Outdoor School for Sustainability Education
28:38 – What’s Happening in EPLT
Information sessions for upcoming cohorts (for location information, please see the cohort page)
- TGU2 (M.Ed. in PE – Teaching Games for Understanding) – Sep. 27 in Burnaby, Sep. 29 in Surrey, and Oct. 5 in Vancouver
- ECEO (Early Childhood Education Online) – Webcast on Wed. Oct. 5
- VEL3 (Educational Admin & Leadership) – Oct. 24 & Nov. 2 in Vancouver
- DLC2 (Digital Learning & Curriculum)- Tue. Oct. 18 in Vancouver
EPLT/MET on the web
Our theme music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license
Selection 1: “Feet Mover” by Fortadelis
Selection 2: “Quittin’ Time” by Patrick Lee