2017 Outdoor & Health Education Summer Courses
BC Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE) courses support educators to facilitate outdoor learning experiences that enhance student personal knowledge and connections to the natural world. Both of these courses are applicable towards the UBC Diploma in Education Outdoor Environmental Education program.
INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL OUTDOOR AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Facilitate exceptional outdoor learning experiences.
EDCP 323 93A | May 8 to June 18
EDCP 323 96A | July 4-21
This course provides a practical and experiential introduction to the history, methodology, planning, and assessment of local outdoor and experiential learning opportunities. During this course, students learn basic elements around planning, teaching, and assessing safe and pedagogical OEE learning experiences, including field and over-night outings;
- The overnight trip to Deas Island is mandatory for all students.
ADVANCED METHODOLOGY IN OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE curriculum.
The EDCP 423 course builds on core competencies introduced in EDCP 323 to further develop and explore the creation, implementation, and evaluation of OEE experiences. Particular emphasis is placed on curricular integration and local realizations for formal and non-formal learning environments. Students develop awareness and understanding of a range of skills and processes related to design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE programming and curriculum. A variety of outdoor experiences will be explored, including an overnight out-trip. Further course details, required fees, and specific information regarding the out-trip will be provided by the instructor.
- The overnight trip to Deas Island is mandatory for all students
AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM
Integrating agricultural literacy and sustainability into classrooms.
EDCP 329 96A or non-credit participation
July 17 21 | ABBOTSFORD
The course examines best practices in implementation, such as pedagogies of engagement, interdisciplinary/integrative studies, and outdoor studies. Through active participation, field trips, guest speakers, and video presentations, participants will expand their knowledge of agriculture and food concepts and issues and reflect on their own values and orientations.
CRITICAL INQUIRY IN HEALTH EDUCATION
Health Education in the context of physical education.
July 24 August 11 | UBC VANCOUVER
Critical inquiry in health education aims to provide educators with critical perspectives of health, illness and disease. Premised on the World Health Organization¹s definition of health, this course moves beyond individual-focused behavior modification approaches to health and wellbeing, positioning health as a complex social, cultural and biological issue. In particular, issues, such as gender and gender expression, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity, and age will figure prominently into theoretical and practical oriented approaches to health education.
ECOLOGY OF FOOD STUDIES
Using Imaginative Ecology Education as a Framework.
EDCP 495B 96A or non-credit participation
July 10-14 | VICTORIA
This course will help teachers untangle learning intentions and logistics, design engaging learning experiences, access resources, stretch budgets and create meaningful assessment while considering 21st century learning principles. The course will use Imaginative Ecological Education as a framework to inform hands-on teaching and learning in the classroom and community.
INNOVATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Re-evaluate the content of your PE curriculum.
EDCP 530 96A or non-credit participation
July 10-14 | UBC VANCOUVER
The course introduces students to theoretical, philosophical, and practical research dimensions of a constructivist learning approach in Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), Physical Literacy, Sport Ed. Model, and other multiple inquiry methods. The main structures of curriculum knowledge, teaching, learning, and assessment have always been strongly debated.
smartEDUCATION: DEVELOPING A PEDAGOGY OF WELL-BEING
Stress management and resiliency techniques for educators.
EDST 498U / EDST 592AJuly 4-21 | UBC OKANAGAN
The program involves experiential activities in mindfulness including: secular meditation, emotional awareness, self-regulation, and movement. Weekly meetings include presentations and group discussions. Participants also benefit from daily at home exercises in support of the program.
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