Title

Broadening the Concepts of Community and Occupation: Perspectives in a Global Society

Presenter Information

Debra Rybski
Melba Arnold

Start Time

16-10-2002 12:00 AM

End Time

18-10-2002 12:00 AM

Abstract

Within the last decade, there are numerous examples of the effects of globalization in today's society and its impact on everyday life. One only has to look around their own community to see the effects of globalization. For example 80% of clothes Americans wear are made outside of the US and majority of people making them live in impoverished conditions secondary to low wages. Also, open international boarders have made it possible for a greater number of refugees escaping persecution in their home to move to a new country, only to face new cultural challenges that impede their occupational choices in daily life. At Saint Louis University, building on educational values of justice & humanism, leaders in Jesuit higher education have called on facult y to infuse curriculum with global perspectives that will inspire and assist students to construct a more fraternal and unified world (Kolvenbach, S.J., 2003).

At Saint Louis University, building on educational values of justice & humanism, leaders in Jesuit higher education have called on facult y to infuse curriculum with global perspectives that will inspire and assist students to construct a more fraternal and unified world (Kolvenbach, S.J., 2003).

This presentation will introduce an occupational science course that broadens an understanding of occupation from local/regional to an international context. To understand occupation from a global perspective requires exploration of the nature of occupation as a universal value and how it is manifested differently from culture-to-culture. Attendees will be introduced to the course structure and content, student learning objectives, and applied community experiences.

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Broadening the Concepts of Community and Occupation: Perspectives in a Global Society

Within the last decade, there are numerous examples of the effects of globalization in today's society and its impact on everyday life. One only has to look around their own community to see the effects of globalization. For example 80% of clothes Americans wear are made outside of the US and majority of people making them live in impoverished conditions secondary to low wages. Also, open international boarders have made it possible for a greater number of refugees escaping persecution in their home to move to a new country, only to face new cultural challenges that impede their occupational choices in daily life. At Saint Louis University, building on educational values of justice & humanism, leaders in Jesuit higher education have called on facult y to infuse curriculum with global perspectives that will inspire and assist students to construct a more fraternal and unified world (Kolvenbach, S.J., 2003).

At Saint Louis University, building on educational values of justice & humanism, leaders in Jesuit higher education have called on facult y to infuse curriculum with global perspectives that will inspire and assist students to construct a more fraternal and unified world (Kolvenbach, S.J., 2003).

This presentation will introduce an occupational science course that broadens an understanding of occupation from local/regional to an international context. To understand occupation from a global perspective requires exploration of the nature of occupation as a universal value and how it is manifested differently from culture-to-culture. Attendees will be introduced to the course structure and content, student learning objectives, and applied community experiences.