As the Niagara region prepares to host the nation for the 2021 Canada Summer Games, officials at Brock University are developing funding opportunities to help instructors redesign courses so students can benefit from Games-related community involvement.
A new stream of Brock’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants is intended to enhance student learning by offering faculty members one-time funding to develop innovative ways to incorporate Canada Games content and community projects into Brock courses.
While the initiative will have an impact in the current time frame, helping faculty members investigate new ways to enhance courses and re-align them with community-minded aspects of the Games, it will also have a longer-term legacy, as any new pedagogies that are developed would be available for use for community events well beyond the 2021 Games.
Funded by the University’s Provost and Vice President-Academic, the program sets aside $50,000, from which faculty members can apply for up to $3,000.
Grants would support a range of initiatives, including:
- creating student placement or service learning opportunities related to the Games;
- or situations in which students work with community organizations on topics linked to the Games (i.e., creating physical education content for schools linked to the Games);
- or creating content about the Games to support learning in the class (i.e., interactive online module about the history of the Games).
For more information on Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants, go to the CPI website.
To learn about other faculty and instructors that have incorporated the Canada Games into their courses, please visit the Brock-Canada Games Teaching Profiles page.