KPE340H1: Introduction to Physical Activity Pedagogy

This course introduces pedagogical and learning methodologies of working with children and youth in a physical activity setting. It explores concepts such as current levels of physical activity in children and youth; physical literacy and assessment practices; fitness considerations for children and youth and; current best practices for teaching physical activity. Physical activity models of instruction and organization will be explored including: Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Long-Term Development for Sport and Physical Activity (LTDSPA) as well as lesson planning and student engagement. The Ontario curriculum for physical education at the elementary and secondary levels will also be introduced. In tutorials, students will have an opportunity to experience and apply physical activity pedagogy theory in practice. Course content can be directly applied to improve physical activity instruction across a range of settings including camps, recreational physical activity programming, coaching and future health and physical education teaching.

Course Category
Behavioural (B)
Mode of Delivery