Course description forERGOB1200 Inclusion, Belonging and Social Participation
All people have a right to an active everyday life and to participate in society. Promoting this right is part of the occupational therapist's social responsibility. If people, for various reasons, do not have the opportunity to live an active and meaningful life with social connections, it can be detrimental to health. In this course, students will work on a project that aims to develop an idea for an activity-based measure to promote inclusion and belonging for a vulnerable group in society.
The students will also participate in the interdisciplinary teaching initiative INTER1100.
INTER1100 ‘The same child – different arenas’ (1.5 credits)
INTER1100 ‘The same child – different arenas’ is part of a big initiative at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, where the aim is to increase the quality of the programmes of professional study targeting children and young people. Through INTERACT, the students will gain access to more research-based knowledge about the everyday lives of children and young people, at the same time as they practise cooperation with students from other programmes. INTERACT thus lays the basis for a better coordination of society’s services targeting children and young people and their parents/guardians. INTER1100 ‘The same child – different arenas’ is the first module of the INTERACT initiative.
INTER1100 provides a common professional platform for all involved students. It is about gaining awareness and knowledge about own and other programmes of professional study targeting children and young people.
Required preliminary courses
The student must have been admitted to the study programme.
After completing the course and INTER1100*, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student is capable of
assessing and presenting inclusive and excluding factors that influence participation and sense of belonging in the big city
describing the principles for user participation and resource orientation in local communities
describing the process of growing up in a society characterised by social and cultural diversity*
The student is capable of
using relevant legislation when arguing for equal services for different groups in a diverse society
using occupational science and knowledge about human rights to argue for people's right to occupation and participation
reflecting on the cultural significance of activities for belonging in a local community
planning and defending the use of activities to promote inclusion and belonging adapted to a user group in the big city
cooperating with students from other programmes of professional study on relevant challenges in the everyday lives of children and young people*
discussing and reflecting on his/her own future professional role in an interprofessional cooperation with children, adolescents and their parents/guardians*
is capable of acting respectfully towards and building relationships with fellow students and with people in the city who are involved in the project work
has an understanding of interprofessional cooperation with children, young people and their families*
Teaching and learning methods
Work and teaching methods comprise lectures, work and supervision in project groups and field studies in Oslo. On the basis of the field studies, the students will develop a project plan including a design of activity measures targeting towards a chosen user group. The students will work on the project plan throughout the course.
INTER1100 ‘The same child – different arenas’ includes two seminar days, digital learning resources and conversation and observation assignments relating to interprofessional group work and self-study
In order to be permitted to sit the exam, the following must have been approved:
a minimum of 80 per cent attendance in scheduled teaching
an individual reflection note that describes the group process and the student's own contribution to this, up to 350 words
completed group work in an interprofessional group of 8–10 students over two days
individual log in a separate portfolio on Canvas. Scope: 300 words (+/- 10 %).
If a student has not attended the whole or parts of a seminar or group work, the student must carry out a compensatory assignment.
Written project plan in groups of 4-6 students, up to 1,500 words
Resit exam: If the student fails the ordinary exam, he/she will be given one opportunity to submit a reworked version.
Permitted Exam Materials and Equipment
All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.
All exam papers are assessed by two examiners. An external examiner will assess at least 20% of the papers together with an internal examiner. Other exams are assessed by two internal examiners. The external examiner’s assessment shall benefit all students.