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Human capacity for action as core content in occupational scienceeducation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
Number of Authors: 2
2016 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576, Vol. 23, no 4, 514-518 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Incentives for teaching occupational science may vary from advancementof the discipline to providing philosophical grounding for the profession ofoccupational therapy. Regardless of the aim, the essential content of thesubject matter – occupational science – has been largely unexplored. Inseeking to refine concepts of occupation that emerged from scholarshipin occupational therapy and yet distance the conversation from anapplied perspective, occupational scientists have focused heavily on theform, function and meaning of occupation as well as socioculturalfactors effecting occupational engagement. This focus has largelydivorced the content from the exploration of the embodied experienceof and the human capacity for action. This paper seeks to challenge thatdivision by considering human capacity for action as integral tounderstanding occupation, and knowledge of body structure andfunction as key to understanding human capacity for action. We offer anexample of a course where human capacity for action is foregrounded,enabling students to more clearly understand the relationship betweenoccupation, embodied action, and body structures and functions.

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2016. Vol. 23, no 4, 514-518 p.
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Occupational Therapy
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Occupational therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59908DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2016.1226682ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84991396640OAI: diva2:1039486

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