Title

An Integrated Salon: Visioning the Future of Occupational Science

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Location

Studio 3

Start Time

20-10-2017 9:30 AM

End Time

20-10-2017 11:30 AM

Session Type

Forum

Abstract

Aims/ Intent: Historical French Salons aimed to provide a venue for intellectual discourse. Transcending time, present day salons and Socratic Cafés provide a creative outlet for artists, scientists and philosophers to exchange ideas and advance thought and creativity. The salon venue provides a means to both embrace and distance from peer review; at times analytical distance is necessary for advancement of thought and idea (Sawhney, 2013). This forum will briefly discuss the history of salons, their use in present day society, and articulate the potential for advancing ideas in occupational science. The session will end with a brief, one hour salon to explore pre-identified and emerging ideas related to occupational science and potential future directions for the national and global research societies and for the advancement of the state of the science.

Rationale: In an era that has seen a growth in OS research societies around the world, occupational science literature has also expanded to include text books, journals, blogs, and informal means of idea exchange. The salon forum is a unique means to provide reflection (Petty, 2010) and idea exchange beyond the traditional conference format.

Outcomes: From this session participants will:

1- Describe the history and format for salons and their potential to advance occupational science.

2- Engage in a salon based discussion designed to advance ideas related to national and global efforts to grow and disseminate knowledge of occupational science.

3- Acquire the skills to utilize a historical methodology with the values of collaboration and critical discourse designed to facilitate sharing and perspective taking to serve humanity.

Discussion Questions (*Note, the salon is designed to generate the questions; these are guiding discussion suggestions)

1- Discuss the state of occupational science and suggestions for future directions for the global societies, discourse, and research.

2- What recommendations would you have for the future of educational efforts in occupational science?

3- How do our students best come to know and understand occupational science?

4- What are your thoughts on the state of occupational science and how it needs to be nurtured in its growth to meet the needs of society?

References

Petty, M. (2010). Nursing salons, an opportunity to reflect on our practice.

Creative Nursing, 16, 188-189.

Sawhney, H. (2013). Analytics of organized spontaneity: Rethinking participant

selection, interaction, format, and milieu for academic forums. The Information

Society, 29, 78-87. DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2013.758470

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Oct 20th, 9:30 AM Oct 20th, 11:30 AM

An Integrated Salon: Visioning the Future of Occupational Science

Studio 3

Aims/ Intent: Historical French Salons aimed to provide a venue for intellectual discourse. Transcending time, present day salons and Socratic Cafés provide a creative outlet for artists, scientists and philosophers to exchange ideas and advance thought and creativity. The salon venue provides a means to both embrace and distance from peer review; at times analytical distance is necessary for advancement of thought and idea (Sawhney, 2013). This forum will briefly discuss the history of salons, their use in present day society, and articulate the potential for advancing ideas in occupational science. The session will end with a brief, one hour salon to explore pre-identified and emerging ideas related to occupational science and potential future directions for the national and global research societies and for the advancement of the state of the science.

Rationale: In an era that has seen a growth in OS research societies around the world, occupational science literature has also expanded to include text books, journals, blogs, and informal means of idea exchange. The salon forum is a unique means to provide reflection (Petty, 2010) and idea exchange beyond the traditional conference format.

Outcomes: From this session participants will:

1- Describe the history and format for salons and their potential to advance occupational science.

2- Engage in a salon based discussion designed to advance ideas related to national and global efforts to grow and disseminate knowledge of occupational science.

3- Acquire the skills to utilize a historical methodology with the values of collaboration and critical discourse designed to facilitate sharing and perspective taking to serve humanity.

Discussion Questions (*Note, the salon is designed to generate the questions; these are guiding discussion suggestions)

1- Discuss the state of occupational science and suggestions for future directions for the global societies, discourse, and research.

2- What recommendations would you have for the future of educational efforts in occupational science?

3- How do our students best come to know and understand occupational science?

4- What are your thoughts on the state of occupational science and how it needs to be nurtured in its growth to meet the needs of society?