Course

Activity Programming for Children and Youth

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 1150
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible Delivery ranging from 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course explores conceptual frameworks, skills, and perspectives in selecting and creating activities that are therapeutic in nature for young people. This course emphasizes how leisure, educational, and planned activities can be therapeutic for children, youth, and families. From the perspective of Child and Youth Care (CYC) the designing of therapeutic activity programs will be explored by adapting and selecting activities with consideration of cultural safety, emotional expression, development, and attention to various settings and contexts (group homes, school, community centers, and where CYC’s practice).
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Activities are essential to development and change throughout the lifespan which is influenced by culture and global context.
  • Relational practice is central to activity development and facilitation in the field of child and youth care.
  • Activities occur in context. Therapeutic activities serve children and youth when collaboratively assessing the needs and values of individuals, practitioners, agencies, families, and communities as this is integral for effective activity program development.
  • Activities are intentionally designed to have specific therapeutic goals for individuals and groups.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Group Work
  • Student Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Audio-Visual Presentations

All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

Typical means of evaluation will include a combination of written research assignments, case evaluation, skill demonstration, testing, and group presentations. This is a Graded Course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics, purpose, and benefits of therapeutic activities and how they can be designed in different settings.  
  • Describe the qualities of an individual and group’s range of needs, systemic contexts, and developmental realities, that Child and Youth Care practitioners would assess when planning and selecting activities.
  • Apply Child and Youth Care domains of practice to the designing of therapeutic activities and spaces.  
  • Evaluate the therapeutic nature and inclusion of participant’s voices in the planning, delivery, and outcomes of activities.  
Textbook Materials

Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CYCC 1150
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 125 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32636
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Gustafson
Instructor First Name
Kari
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

CYCC 1150 001 is restricted to FT CYCC degree students.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
32
-2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C1011
Start Time
14:30
-
End Time
16:20