Category: Graduate

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: Making Madness Political – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 60 minutes, flexible Mode: In-class; Online David Reville’s 6,000-word autobiography is linked to audio clips, documents, letters, photos and other memorabilia which can be used in a variety of ways including: a flipped classroom resource, lecture material, a source for student presentations or research papers.  Students can work …

Artefact Evaluation: Movie-Making

Artefact Evaluation: Movie Making – Thinking about Process Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Inmates filmmakers Lanny Beckman and Megan Davies wrote a book chapter about the process of creating the documentary.  Use the following questions as the basis for a written or oral reflection on the book chapter. If students have not had personal …

Artefact Evaluation: Self-Guided

Artefact Evaluation: MPA – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 30 minutes, flexible Mode: In-class; Online Customize the station exercise outlined below into a 4-point response sheet that reflects your learning goals for the film and the time which you have available for this exercise.  Students watch the film, either in class or outside of class-time, and complete …

Artefact Evaluation: Peer-Directed Learning

Artefact Evaluation: Peer-Directed Learning Timing: 45 minutes Mode: In-class; Online After your students have viewed the documentary, use the following questions as prompts for discussion.  Set up different areas in the classroom (or on the course learning management system) as laid out below with questions on a large sheet of paper and markers for students …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: MPA – Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes (flexible) Mode: In-class; Online The 36-minute Canadian documentary The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA, is an excellent learning tool for exploring advocacy, activism and promising mental health practice.  Early MPA members still feel passionate about the group that they founded and wanted to make a …

Making Madness Political

Making Madness Political Unit Takeaways Understand activism as pragmatic and strategic rather than just ideological and/or dogmatic Appreciate the personally transformative impact of community change work Explain between the role of media and popular culture inside marginalized groups and outside the mad movement as shaping broader societal attitudes Artefacts David Reville’s dynamic scrapbook displays his …

Lesson Plans

MPA: The Inmates’ Utopia Unit Takeaways Understand the power of activism in mental health communities Appreciate the empowering attributes of democratic structure and shared accountability in grassroots mental health groups and projects Recognize that service users often know what they need and can play an active role in the provision of appropriate services Appreciate the …

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece in Governmentality Timing: 45 Minutes; Flexible  Mode: In-class; Online Professor Kathy Kendall, the sociologist who discovered the 1940s radio plays, describes them as an example of governmentality, the creation of the ideal Canadian citizen through the guidance of mental health experts and the use of public education. Listen to Kendall make …

Artefact Evaluation: Creating a Play

Artefact Evaluation: Creating a Radio Play Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class These radio plays help us to understand the socio-political-historical context in which madness is defined and managed.  The act of writing a script for a current radio play prescribing “appropriate” behaviour allows students to explore how socio-political influences impact what we see as pathological …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: Radio Plays – Self Guided Learning Timing: 60 minutes Mode: In-class; Online Instructors can assign either Radio Play 1 and its accompanying commentary or Radio Play 2 and its accompanying commentary for students to listen to online or in class.  Students should listen to their assigned play and take note of words and ideas …