Category: Undergraduate

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online The early MPA (Mental Patients Association) has a well-deserved reputation for radicalism, but in this exhibit scholars Geertje Boschma, Megan Davies and Marina Morrow explore how MPA worked simultaneously alongside and in opposition to mainstream mental health.  This process interrupted existing power relationships and the …

Artefact Evaluation: Planning

Artefact Evaluation: Architectural Planning Timing: 60 Minutes, flexible Mode: In-class; Online Use a free software design program or paper and pencils, have students create an annotated architectural design plan for a new state-of-the-art dementia care unit.  Annotations explain the rationale behind design choices and serve as critical reflections to demonstrate lessons learned from the Greenacres …

Artefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking

Artefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Making specific references to events described in the artefacts used in this unit, students take the perspective of a 1981 Greenacres worker, resident or a family member and write a 250-word letter to the Chairman of Metro Toronto (the 1981 equal of today’s mayor) saying …

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided Timing: 65 Minutes  Mode: In-class, Online The video footage, audio excerpts and historical photographs and documents in this unit take learners within the walls of Ontario first purpose-built dementia care facility in the late twentieth century.  These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or …

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– Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas and policies behind deinstitutionalization in Ontario, with a particular focus on Toronto.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– Self-Guided Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas behind deinstitutionalization in Saskatchewan.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 …

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 …

Question Man

Question Man Unit Takeaways Appreciate that patients may experience mental health services as oppressive and soul-destroying Understand the importance of practitioners working with patients to help reclaim strengths and strategies that were part of their identity before they experienced mental health difficulties Value voice, resiliency, resistance and experiential knowledge in supporting good mental health Artefact …