Category: 15 mins

Artefact Evaluation: 1 Play

Artefact Evaluation: 1 Play Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Select one of the plays prepared by Branwen Willow and Cat Omura and have students read the parts in a large discussion group. Then use the corresponding set of questions, which were carefully developed by these community experts, to generate discussion about the play. Online, …

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– Self-Guided Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas behind deinstitutionalization in Saskatchewan.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 …

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. …

Evaluate: Responding / Working Through

Artefact Evaluation: Mo-Vay’s Way – Responding and Working Through Timing: 15 minutes Mode: In-class; Online MoVay’s Way allows students to engage with complex ideas in an open and innovative way. Students can being by watching the puppet show. Free writing, in response to the puppet show, is a good way to motivate your students to …

Artefacts: Self-guided Learning

Artefacts: Self-guided Learning Timing: 15 minutes, flexible Mode: In class; Online Ya’Ya Heit makes a very clear connection between Indigenous experiences of mental health and wellbeing and the historical and contemporary context of colonialism.  Begin by having your students read the Learning Lens and Artefacts in Situ sections as background and examine Heit’s art and …

Artefact Evaluation: Finding Fun

Artefact Evaluation: Finding Fun Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online After playing “Go Nuts” for your class or having them view it online, have students write a 140-character tweet that celebrates mental diversity and difference.

Artefact Evaluation: Report Back

Artefact Evaluation: Report Back  Timing: 15 to 20 minutes Mode: In-class; Online Lanny Beckman explores the differences between what he learned about mental health in the university classroom versus his lived experience in the mental health system.   Dividing the class into small groups, give your students 2 minutes to talk about what parts of …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: Self-Guided Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In class; On-line In-class or online, students can read or listen to Lanny Beckman’s memoir, a compelling consideration of the distance between mental health practitioners and people who live with mental health diagnoses.  Ask students to use the following themes to guide their consideration of this component: Professional knowledge …

Evaluate: Dementia Selfie

Artefact Evaluation: Moyra Jones – Dementia Selfie Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online An adaptation of an exercise that Moyra Jones used in her 1990s workshop, this learning activity helps participants situate themselves in the position of a person with dementia. Have students either draw a self-portrait with their non-dominant hand or take a photo …