|Movement Experiences for Children|
|Instructor:||Dr. Shannon S.D. Bredin|
|Office:||Rm 212, Unit I Osborne Centre|
|Important Course Pages|
The purpose of KIN 366 is to examine current issues and research related to the movement experiences of young children. Importantly, a main focus of the course is on gaining an increased understanding of effective knowledge translation and dissemination in the area of movement and children.
What is the Overall Purpose of this Site?
Given the course emphasis on effective knowledge translation and dissemination, the purpose of this site is to establish a student-generated open resource in the form of a concept library for others to read and ultimately, use the information in the effective design and implementation of developmentally appropriate childhood movement experiences at the grassroots level and beyond.
Why Is Knowledge Mobilization Important?
The mobilization of knowledge is critical to improving the movement experiences of children, especially as it relates to the grassroots levels of programming. Knowledge mobilization is a contemporary term. It refers generally to the transferring of evidence-based knowledge (i.e., knowledge generated from research) to its active use in a practical setting. Importantly, it involves the sharing and application of knowledge from the researcher to the practitioner. As such, the capability to take movement-related research and translate this information into effective tools and/or resources that can be readily accessible by the end-user is of critical importance. Exploring and/or gaining experience with the mobilization of knowledge using new media, such as digital technology, is critical for the translation of movement-related knowledge for the effective design of developmentally appropriate movement experiences for children.
Why Create a Concept Library?
Within the practical setting, there is often a lack of resources available to the practitioner that outlines important movement concepts. Therefore, as part of this course, students are provided the opportunity to create a wiki page on a select concept that is important for the effective and developmentally appropriate design of movement experiences for children, especially as it relates to contemporary society. This assignment provides the student an opportunity to develop skills needed to participate in the effective practice of knowledge transfer using an online environment in the area of childhood movement. Although students are only responsible for providing evidence-based information for one concept, the collective work of all students provides a library of concepts for practical use by all who read these pages. We hope that these pages will be used as an open resource, and that they will continue to be read and expanded upon in the years to come.