What fantastic news! Having invested some effort to gather some scattered but quality thinking that has been gathering momentum for a year or so we have made a successful bid for funding from the Learning Innovation Fund.
Our proposal is to provide opportunities for students to apply and synthesise theoretical knowledge within community based projects; supporting the universities values of social impact, Changemaker+ challenges and enhancing students’ employability skills.
We hope to:
- Develop opportunities of collaborative learning that makes a genuine contribution to our local community.
- Identifying opportunities to embed this real life learning within the BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy modular framework to support specific learning outcomes.
- Develop Waterside ready teaching and learning strategies for developing professional skills that can be embedded at the forthcoming PSR.
- Broaden, strengthen and deepen partnerships within our local community to enhance social capital for all concerned.
We will be working with Mission Motorsport, Singing 4 Breathing and Kibworth Primary School to offer our OT students opportunities to donate their time to OT initiatives with each of these organisations.
Events and reflections to follow…