2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference

The 2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference takes place at UC from 17-18 November 2015.

Special guest speaker John McKee, the coach of the Flying Fijians (Fiji’s national rugby team), has been using Game Sense techniques to coach at elite levels. John will deliver a public lecture on Monday 16th November in Undercroft 101. A panel discussion and question and answer session will follow. Afterwards John will join attendees at The Shilling Club for drinks and nibbles. This is a free event to which all are welcome. 

The conference begins on Tuesday 17th November with a full day of presentations on game sense, Teaching Games for Understanding, Games Concept Approach and other game based approaches to teaching and coaching, including Keynote address by Associate Professor Stephen Harvey from West Virginia University, whose presentation is titled “Enhancing Practitioners’ observation, analysis and questioning skills in a game-based approach”. There are three parallel sessions with streams dedicated to Teaching and to Coaching. John McKee will also deliver a lecture on the Tuesday.

Wednesday 18th November features practical sessions delivered by national and international presenters applying games based approaches to coaching cricket, basketball, team handball, tennis, rugby and volleyball.

We now have a full programme of presentations, however registrations are still open for one or both days, and for the conference dinner on the Tuesday night at the Shilling Club. More details about the conference, along with registration options are available here:
Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference

For further information please contact Dr Jenny Clarke, Conference Chair, jenny.clarke@canterbury.ac.nz.

Creyke Rd works this week

Fulton Hogan have advised they will be undertaking main-line patching works along Creyke Road between Tuesday 27 October and Thursday 29 October inclusive.

Two lanes will remain open at all times as the works are located in the centre of the road. As traffic movements into the CETF site continue during these additional works, please take extra care if travelling along Creyke Road this week.

Rachel Thomas: Riq: An Exploration (School of Music Special Topic Presentation)

Rachel will delve into the history of the riq, drawing fascinating links between the Arabic instrument and Moorish poetry. There will be demonstrations, including performance of a riq solo entitled ‘One Language is Never Enough’, composed by Doug Brush. Read more…

    • Date: Thursday 29 October 2015, 12:00PM to 29 October 2015, 01:00PM
    • Location: Recital Room 205, School of Music, Ilam Campus

Free and open to all

Keeping UC staff informed