Enabling social inclusion through occupation with refugees: A perspective from education

Patricia Eyres, Fiona Fraser, Marnie Smith, Susie Dent, Miranda Cunningham, Margaret Jelley, Bex Twinley, Lyn Westcott, Anita Slade, Katrina Bannigan

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Overview of the chapter
In this chapter we explore some of the issues we face, as occupational therapy educators working in the UK, in providing high quality learning experiences that enable students to experience the impact of collective occupation in their local community. We explain how we have capitalised on an opportunity—engagement with a local, charitable organisation: Students and Refugees Together (START)—to realise this ambition. Our work with START is presented as an exemplar of our learning and teaching practice. It demonstrates that an interdisciplinary practice placement, which focuses upon supporting marginalised people within their community, can be a conduit for students to learn about and effect social inclusion through occupation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnd a seed was planted: Occupation based approaches for social inclusion Volume two
Subtitle of host publicationInclusion Projects and Learning Experiences
EditorsSarah Kantartzis, Nick Pollard, Hanneke van Bruggen
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameCritical Studies in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science


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