What are the key themes learnt in this module?
We will be revisiting some occupational science and occupational justice material learnt in previous years. In particular the focus will be on ‘collective occupations’ (Ramugondo and Kronenberg, 2015) that groups of people do together for their collective wellbeing. Another specific focus is the idea that occupational therapists are social activists, or change agents (CAOT, 2012; Finlayson, 2013) who facilitate social and political change for themselves and the communities they work with. See figure 1 below.
We will further explore the Participatory Occupational Justice Framework (POJF) (Whiteford and Townsend, 2005; 2011; 2017) and the Critical Thinking Tool (CTT) (Ghul and Marsh, 2007; 2013) to guide our learning about, reflections on and collaboration with, community groups;
We will explore users’, or partners’, involvement and collaboration and the importance of listening to and learning from groups living on the margins of society;
We will critically reflect on emerging concepts and practices from occupational science literature.