Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology

TitleIndigenous Studies in Kinesiology
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2017
Project Summary

This project seeks to create, implement, and systematically evaluate a blended learning program in Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology. Our curriculum will represent the wide-ranging disciplines of Kinesiology including behavioural medicine, sociology, physical activity promotion, and exercise medicine.

This project will contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning within the School of Kinesiology providing measurable and sustainable benefits. This curriculum will introduce students to principles of Indigenous understandings of health and well-being providing comprehensive insight into the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape healthy living within Indigenous communities. This multi-disciplinary curriculum will enhance our ability to strengthen intercultural discussion, enhancing the sense of inclusion of Indigenous peoples. Importantly, the extensive participation of Indigenous leaders (e.g., Elders and knowledge keepers) and scholars at UBC in collaboration with leaders across Canada will facilitate the creation of a curriculum that respects the experience, knowledge, and values of Indigenous peoples. This advanced evidence-based learning program will enhance the transformative learning experience of students.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDarren Warburton
Year 1: Funded Amount100,200
Year 1: Team Members

Darren Warburton, Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Robert Boushel, Professor / Director / Head, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorDarren Warburton
Year 2: Funded Amount103,500
Year 2: Team Members

Darren Warburton, Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Robert Boushel, Professor / Director / Head, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Jan Hare, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

Year 2: TLEF ShowcaseYear 2: TLEF Showcase
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 3: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorDarren Warburton
Year 3: Funded Amount45,300
Year 3: Team Members

Darren Warburton, Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Jan Hare, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education