Category: Teaching Tool

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: 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: 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 …

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 …