Category: Alternatives

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding Time: 30 minutes Mode: In class; Online In September 2015, the Gallery Gachet Collective learned that their primary source of operational funding, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (the regional health) cutting all financial assistance to the organization.  After students have viewed the Gachet video, share news of this decision with …

Artefact Evaluation: Role Play

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Role Play Timing: 30 Minutes Delivery: In-class These teaching resources were co-created by university instructors and “community experts”, people who have used mental health services. Community experts contributed ideas but also made their own artefacts. The Unity Housing: A Better Way video is one of these artefacts. Community expert Alex …

Artefact Evaluation: Themes and Analysis

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Themes and Analysis Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Write these themes on small pieces of paper: Supportive housing models with democratic processes Members as workers/staff Limitations of low levels of staff Peer support Voluntary participation Isolation and social exclusion Poverty Barriers to education and employment Then distribute these pieces …

Artefact Evaluation: Create a Commercial

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Create a Commercial Timing: 45 Minutes, flexible Delivery: In-class; Online Before your students watch the video on Unity Housing, split them up into small groups and assign each group a theme to gather insights about: Supportive housing models with democratic processes Members as workers/staff Limitations of low levels of staff …

Artefact Evaluation: The Valleyview Legacy

Artefact Evaluation: Moyra Jones – The Valleyview Legacy Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Introduce this exercise by asking learners to decide on 3 words that best describe Moyra Jones.  Then have students make a mind map or infographic that visually depicts core values embedded within the ideas and practices of Moyra Jones and her …

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 …

Artefacts: Self-Guided with Video Clips

Artefacts: Moyra Jones – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 60 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Innovation is a process that involves taking a new idea and giving it value, but it is also about recognizing moments and situations where change is possible, and working with established components to give them additional worth.  Successful innovation involves delivering a product …

Artefact Evaluation: Ideas for Change

Artefact Evaluation: Edmond – Ideas for Change Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The coroner’s inquest that followed Edmond Yu’s death resulted in 24 recommendations aimed at preventing such a tragedy from reoccurring.  After explaining to your students the role of such inquests and recommendations, use this document (the jury recommendations begin on page 4) …

Artefact Evaluation: Values Line

Artefact Evaluation: Edmond – Values Line Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The different aspects of this set of resources (the text, the audio clips and the documents) all speak to the importance of housing for people with psychiatric diagnoses and the role that it played in the life and death of Edmond Yu. At …