The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


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 social entrepreneurship in society

Learning outcomes

- Reasoning about social entrepreneurship based on user participation and an occupational perspective - Identify areas where occupational therapist can create social benefits - 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 innovation and social entrepreneurship - students can reason about sustainability and social entrepreneurship based on societal and political aspects

Course contents

Occupational science as the basis for social entrepreneurship

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses in occupational therapy from year 1 and 2

Previous course names

Occupational science

Additional information

Compulsory attendance at group discussions and seminars

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. Håkansson, C & Matuska, K M. 2010. How life balance is perceived by Swedish women recovering from a stress‐related disorder: A validation of the life balance model. Journal of Occupational Science, 17:2, 112-119. 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 Livingstone. 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. Sakellariou, D & Pollard, N. 2017. Occupational Therapies Without Borders. Integrating justice with practice. 2nd edition. Great Britain:Elsevier. 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

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 15 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 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

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Approved written group paper and oral group presentation


  • Haldin Denice
  • Werner Tove


Haldin Denice

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit (9 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-03-17

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-07-31

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-16 - Reports and productions
  • 2019-11-01 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-11-05 13:15 - 15:45 B516 Aktivitet och social innovation Kursintroduktion Tema: brukarmedverkan och socialt entreprenörskap Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-11-06 09:15 - 11:45 B326 Aktivitet och social innovation Grupparbete: identifiera målgrupp samt planera studiebesöket Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-11-13 10:15 - 11:45 D4104 Aktivitet och social innovation Redovisning av grupparbetet Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-11-14 09:15 - 14:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Grupparbete: idéen Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-11-20 13:15 - 15:00 B328 Aktivitet och social innovation Tema: social innovation Arola Annikki
2019-11-22 09:00 - 12:00 Aktivitet och social innovation Grupparbete: studentrespons inför pre-presentation Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-11-25 09:15 - 11:15 B325 Aktivitet och social innovation Pre-presentation av kreativ/innovativ idé med studentrespons Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-12-10 11:00 - 12:30 E377 Aktivitet och social innovation Handledning i grupp Haldin Denice
Werner Tove
2019-12-16 13:15 - 16:00 F367 Aktivitet och social innovation Debattseminarium Haldin Denice
Werner Tove

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