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Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons 1

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons – Part 1 Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Students often find policy difficult to understand and can struggle to comprehend how it directly impacts their day-to-day practice.  The short set of historical documents and 2 audio commentaries in Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided can help them work these issues.  Shape your …

Artefacts: Vancouver – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Vancouver – Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas behind deinstitutionalization in Vancouver, BC.  These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or online discussion or learning activity.  Working in class …

Artefacts: Toronto – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Toronto – Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas and policies behind deinstitutionalization in Ontario, with a particular focus on Toronto. These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or online discussion …

Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas behind deinstitutionalization in Saskatchewan.  These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or online discussion or learning activity.  Working in class or …

Past, Present, Future

Past, Present, Future Unit Takeaways Appreciate system user perspectives on mental health policy Understand relations of power in the mental health system (patient/doctor/nurse/staff) Artefacts The artefacts for this unit are three short plays, fictionalized accounts of mental health experiences in the past, present, and imagined future. Play 1: “But Now We Know Better”  (past) Transcript …

Tools for Recovery

Tools for Recovery Unit Takeaways Recognize the importance of peer support in developing coping strategies and new skill sets Value creativity and community engagement as pathways to confidence and wellbeing Acknowledge systemic barriers to recovery Artefact The artefact for this unit is a recovery memoir by community expert Margo Robinson setting out what she thinks …

Designing Dementia Care

Designing Dementia Care Unit Takeaways Recognize that the inherent ageism in our society permeates policy and practice Appreciate the need to create residential care facilities that afford full and dignified lives for older adults with cognitive or physical limitations Understand that in an institutional setting, the conditions of care and the conditions of work are …

Speaking to History

Speaking to History: Mental Health Policy Unit Takeaways Understand the circumstances and ideas that informed deinstitutionalization policies and how they shaped day-to-day practice and the lives of service users Identify the ways in which restrictions and discipline characteristic of the earlier long-stay mental health hospitals have been reproduced in the bureaucratized mental health and social …

Artefact Evaluation: Strength Through Storytelling

Artefact Evaluation: Strength Through Storytelling Timing: 30 minutes Mode: In class; Online Strength Through Story-telling   (poetry, spoken word, cartooning) Question Man is really Answer Man, and Shimrat’s story is about finding answers and wellbeing within the self.  In a poem, spoken word or single-frame cartoon, and using the following questions as guides, have students depict …

Components: Self-Guided

Components: Self-Guided Timing: 10 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Irit Shimrat’s short video illuminates both the extreme loss of self that is characteristic of emotional and mental crisis and the potential for personal resiliency in difficult circumstances. Educators and learners can use this component to explore patient-practitioner relationships and the potential for different approaches to healing. …