ACT302 - Activation Techniques

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Subject Title
Activation Techniques

Subject Description
Exchange program ideas and resources with others in the field of Activation.  Prepared scenarios provide opportunity to identify the need for and create therapeutic activities, promote interaction, apply appropriate leadership skills, and use seniors as co-leaders.

Credit Status
1 credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Assess the limitation and abilities of clients and tailor programs to suit their needs
  • Evaluate individual and group programs
  • Differentiate between Family and Resident Council
  • Arrange various personalities and abilities in a group to benefit all who engage in the planned activity
  • Show continual desire to improve programming
  • Be aware of escalating behaviours or signals that client is becoming anxious
  • Use resources to provide or assist with programs

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Introduction to Activation - ACT300

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to Course
  • Leadership skills
  • Environment
  • Group Programming
  • Behaviours
  • Behaviours during activities
  • Planning and Implementing Activities
  • Using Humour in Activities
  • Adapting Programs
  • Evaluating Activities
  • Review of Completed Assignments
  • Community Resources
  • Resident and Family Councils
  • Review and Resource Sharing

Mode of Instruction
The course is divided into 14 self-directed lessons that will guide your studies and progress through the course.  Each lesson includes study notes and assignments for submission.  In addition, the opportunity to submit questions and comments both privately and to a public discussion area will be available.

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Assignment #1                 
Assignment #2
Assignment #3
Assignment #4
Assignment #5

Your final grade will be issued by your registering College.

The passing grade is 50%

Towards the end of the course a message will be posted, prompting you to complete an on-line course evaluation.  All evaluations are reviewed by the Host College and OntarioLearn.  Student feedback via the evaluations provides the foundation for maintaining high standards in all OntarioLearn courses so if this course met your expectations, we need to know - if it did not, we need to know that too.

Approved by: Lisa Somers