Informing work-integrated learning through Recovery Camp
International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning
Recovery Camp is an innovative work-integrated learning (WIL) approach. Bringing together healthcare students and consumers with lived experience of mental illness, it is intentionally designed whereby each participant has a role that facilitates the educational experience. Student learning is developed through their involvement in activities, interactions with consumers and reflective practices. Consumers assume the role of educator, sharing their unique and personal experiences of mental illness with students. Recovery Camp challenges traditional healthcare WIL settings, by offering a setting that is both autonomy-supportive and provides the provision of structure. After attending Recovery Camp, students have shown themselves to be more self-determined toward working in the area of mental health, as well as displaying resilience and positive attitudes.
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