Artefact Evaluation: Values Line

Green kitchen weigh scaleArtefact 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 the beginning of the lecture, before your students have been exposed to the content of the module, divide your classroom into three separate areas: agree, neutral and disagree. Pose a value statement to your class such as: “decent housing is a fundamental determinant of mental health” and ask your students to move to the area that corresponds with their view (agree, neutral or disagree). Online, use polling software to gather these responses.  Ask one or more students from response group to explain why they have positioned themselves where they have.  Then deliver your lecture or have students work through the material independently.  Once the students have been exposed to the story of Edmond Yu, ask your students to reflect on whether their opinion has changed.