The course takes place in period

2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

- student develops an insight into how he/she can
use the already acquired competence in order to
promote participatory social innovation in society

Learning outcomes

- Reasoning about social innovation based
on user participation and an occupational
- Identify areas where enduser and occupational
therapist together create social benefit
- Express and argue for an innovative idea that
can be used to solve everyday social problems
related to daily activities
- Identify and discuss ethical issues related
to social innovation and sustainability

Course contents

Occupational science as the basis for social

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses in occupational therapy from year 1 and 2

Previous course names

Occupational science

Additional information

The course timetable is set between October 25th and December 17th. The course will be kept online/hybrid learning. Learning activities Thursday afternoon. Group work, individual studies and study visits is not included.

Compulsory attendance at group discussions and

Compulsory attendance in International Week 2022 (only Arcada students)

Recommended or required reading

AlHeresh, R., Bryant, W., & Holm, M. 2013.
Community-based rehabilitation in Jordan:
Challenges to achieving occupational justice.
Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(21), 1848-1852.

Arthanat, S., Simmons, C., & Favreau, M. 2012.
Exploring occupational justice in consumer
perspectives on assistive technology. Canadian
Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(5), 309-319.

Hammell, K. 2008. Reflections on Well-Being and
Occupational Rights. Canadian Journal of
Occupational Therapy, 75(1), 61-64.

Hinojosa, J. 2007. Becoming innovators in an era
of hyperchange. American Journal of Occupational
Therapy, 61(6), 629-637.

Jonsson, H & Persson,D. 2006. Towards and
experiential model of occupational balance: An
alternative perspective on flow theory analysis.
I: Journal of Occupational Science, April 2006,
vol 13, no 1, 66-73

Kronenberg,F.,Algado,S., Pollard, N.(ed.) 2005.
Occupational therapy without borders: learning
from the spirit of survivors. Edinburgh: Elsevier
Churchill Livingstone. kap 1, 6, 7.

Kronenberg, F. Pollard, N., & Sakellariou, D.
2011. Occupational therapies without borders.
Vol. 2, Towards an ecology of occupation-based
practices. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill

Morville, A & Erlandsson, L. 2013. The experience
of occupational deprivation in an asylum centre:
The narratives of three men. Journal of
occupational science, 20(3) 212-223.

Richter Sundberg,L. 2020. Offentlig innovation
och användarcentrerade arbetssätt i kommun och
Följeforskning i utveckling och implementering
av nya arbetssätt på Socialstyrelsen och
Rapport Umeå Universitet.

Sakellariou, D & Pollard, N. 2017. Occupational
Therapies Without Borders. Integrating justice
with practice. 2nd edition. Great

Stickley, A J. & Hall, K J. 2017. Social
enterprise: a model of recovery and social
inclusion for occupational therapy practice in
the UK. VOL. 21 No. 2, 91-101.

Whiteford, G., Jones, K., Rahal,C. & Suleman, A.
(2018) The Participatory Occupational Justice
Framework as a tool for change: Three contrasting
case narratives, Journal of Occupational Science,
25:4, 497-508

Wilcock, A., & Hocking,C. 2015. An Occupational
Perspective on Health. Thorofare: Slack Inc External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 5 hours
  • Seminars - 5 hours
  • - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Assessment requirements

Approved pre-essay, written group paper and oral
group presentation


  • Arola Annikki
  • Werner Tove
  • Backman Henrika


Werner Tove

Group size

No limit (21 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-03-31

The timetable of the course


Course enrolment period

2021-10-11 to 2021-11-07

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Other assignments

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-10-28 14:00 - 16:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Kursintroduktion Online (TW,HB) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 647 9845 6443 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-11-04 12:30 - 16:00 D4109 Aktivitet och social innovation Temainput: Social innovation och hållbarhet. Diskussion kring inledande essän (TW,HB) Tema input: POJF modellen (TW) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 635 8425 2199 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-11-11 11:30 - 14:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Presentation av vald målgrupp och möjlig samarbetspart (TW,HB) Meeting ID: 640 3925 9715 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-11-12 12:00 - 14:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Tema input: Användarorientering och samskapande arbetssätt (TW,HB) Meeting ID: 679 8224 2129 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-11-18 14:00 - 16:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Grupphandledning, Temainput Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-11-23 10:00 - 13:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Gästföreläsare Greta Häggblom-Kronlöf: innovation och den sociala nyttan och värdet ur ett aktivitetsvetenskapligt perspektiv (online) Zoom länk: Werner Tove
2021-11-25 09:00 - 13:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Tidsreservation: Förberedelser av studentrespons av annan grupps samskapande innovativa idé Werner Tove
2021-11-26 09:15 - 13:00 E254 Aktivitet och social innovation Pre-presentation av samskapande innovativ idé + opponering (online/Arcada) Meeting ID: 674 7065 7488 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-12-02 10:15 - 12:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Information kring examinationsseminarium + grupphandledning (online) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 634 7050 7419 Backman Henrika
Werner Tove
2021-12-09 15:00 - 16:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Handledningstillfälle online   Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 662 1023 5881 Werner Tove
2021-12-16 09:15 - 15:00 A510 Aktivitet och social innovation Debattseminarium (examinationsseminarium) i Arcada(TW,HB) Backman Henrika
Werner Tove

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