Category: College

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, …

Artefact Evaluation: 3 Plays

Artefact Evaluation: 3 Plays Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Have students read and act out their play scripts. Online, students can listen to the audio recordings of the plays prepared by Branwen Willow and Cat Omura. Use the questions below, which were carefully developed by these community experts, to generate class discussion about the …

Artefact Evaluation: Group Think Tank

Artefact Evaluation: Group Think Tank Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Ask your students to reflect on Margo’s recovery story and collectively make a list of the different tools that Margo found helpful.  Next, have your students brainstorm other practices that would be helpful in the process of recovery and consider how the community, mental …

Artefact Evaluation: Taking a Stance from History

Artefact Evaluation: Taking a Stance from History Timing: 45 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online None of the positions occupied by our three Speaking to History respondents existed before deinstitutionalization.  Mental health patients like Jayne Whyte did not live independently and take active roles in consumer organizations.  Service users like Lucy Costa did not go on to …

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons 2

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons – Part 2 Timing: 45 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 lives.  Health professionals have the same challenge linking policy to everyday professional practice.  The combination of historical documents and audio commentaries in this lesson …

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  The short set of historical documents and 2 audio commentaries in Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided can help them work these issues.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 …

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 …