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Brian Storey

Position: Instructor, Coordinator - Graduate Diploma in Physical Education 
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #: NW N1334
Office Phone: (604) 527-5512, Fax (604) 527-5032


  • Ph.D, Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Simon Fraser University
  • M.A., Educational Counseling and Psychology and Special Education, University of BC
  • B.Ed., Elementary Education, University of BC
  • B.H.K., Leisure and Sport Management Option, University of BC

Academic and Professional Profile

My education, research and work experiences coalesce around the broad themes of education, human movement studies, leadership, and performance. My research and work at Douglas College focuses on thematic competency curriculum experiences in undergraduate physical education and kinesiology programs. I enjoy working with colleagues on curriculum and pedagogy issues in both post-secondary and k-12 education settings. Before coming to Douglas College in 2001, I worked as an elementary and secondary teacher in the Burnaby School District, as a contract instructor in UBC's Faculty of Education, and enjoyed a career as an amateur athlete culminating in the opportunity to represent Canada at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. 

Teaching Concentrations

My current teaching focus is primarily in applied leadership and physical and health education curriculum and pedagogy. In addition to my current courses, I have taught Physical Education and Coaching Methods, Nutrition, Conditioning, Games approach to teaching and coaching, Contemporary Health Issues, Introduction to Sport and Leisure Administration, Applied Methods Volleyball/Softball, Sport Psychology, and Nutrition for School-aged Children.


• SPSC 4291, Issues in curriculum and planning of physical education and coaching
• SPSC 5492, School-based leadership
• SPSC 5493, Motor Learning in childhood and adolescence
• SPSC 5495, Applied Studies in physical education (Action Research)
• SPSC 3240, Leadership in physical education and coaching

Professional Affiliations and Community Service

2016 - present, President, Physical and Health Education Canada
2013 - 2016, Board Member, Physical and Health Education Canada
2011 - 2015, Chair, Faculty Education Council, Faculty of Science and Technology, Douglas College.
2007 - 2016, Chair, Sport Science Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Douglas College
2010 - present, Reviewer for European Journal of Physical Education (EJPE).
2009 - present, Reviewer for Physical Education Nexus (PHENEX) Journal.
2008 - 2012, Board member, Critical Thinking Consortium (TC 2), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
1999 - present, Certified K-12 Teacher, BC College of Teachers
2009 - present, NCCP Competition Development, Learning Facilitator

Selected Refereed Publications:

Butler, J., Storey, B. & Robson, C. (2012): Emergent learning focused teachers and their ecological complexity worldview, Sport, Education and Society, Downloadable at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2012.680435

Storey, B. & Butler, J. (December, 2012). Complexity thinking in PE: games centred approaches, games as complex adaptive systems, and ecological values. Journal of physical education and sport pedagogy.

Storey, B. & Butler, J. (2010). Ecological thinking and TGfU: Understanding games as complex adaptive systems. In L. Griffin & J. Butler (Eds.), Teaching Games for Understanding (2nd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Inc.

Hopper, T., Butler, J. & Storey, B. (eds). (2009). Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU): simply good pedagogy. Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.

Storey, B. & Lunn, E. (2009). Learning to teach games for understanding and instructional skills through teaching homelearners. Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU): simply good pedagogy. Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.

Storey, B. & Jamieson, J. (Winter 2004). Sign language vocabulary development practices and internet use among educational interpreters. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Vol. 9 pp. 53-67

Selected referred conference presentations
Storey, B, Hopper, T, & Butler, J (Oct, 2011). Symposium: Complexity thinking in physical education: what is it, why use it and where could it take us? Quality Daily Physical Education Conference; Oct. 20-22, 2011. New Westminster, B.C.: Douglas College

Storey, B. (Sept. 2011). Generative critical reflection in teacher leadership: What does Miquel Ruiz have to do with sustainable leadership? Authentic Leadership: The Intersection of Purpose, Process and Context: Sept.25-27, 2011.Victoria, B.C., Centre for the Study of Leadership and Ethics

Storey, B. (Oct. 2010). Curriculum Mapping: the practice and metaphor. Education With/Out Borders (EWOB)...2010!: Oct 22-24, 2010. Port Moody, B.C.; Simon Fraser University.

Storey, B. & Butler, J. (Oct. 2010), Poster presentation: Reconceptualizing games as complex learning systems: An ecological values approach.  Congress of the International Association 
of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP): Oct. 26-29, 2010. A Coruna, Spain: Universito of A Coruña.

Storey, B. & Lunn, E. (May 2008). Poster presentation: Undergraduate physical education students¿ perceptions on using a TGfU approach to teach home-schooled students. 4th International Teaching Games for Understanding Conference: May 14-17, 2008. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia.