Center for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) took the initiative to conduct their global learning classroom series by inviting Dr Linda Renton as the guest lecturer. Dr Linda was invited to talk on The Transition to Retirement and Retirement as an Occupational transition for third-year students of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) and practitioners.
The class was conducted virtually on 24th June 2021 for two hours by using Cisco Webex as the platform. Participants were introduced to the concept of retirement, relevancy with occupational therapy services and the transition to retirement.
The session received overwhelming responses from the participants in which discussion was focused on the differences between Malaysia and the United Kingdom in terms of pension, society’s expectation of the elderly and the preparations of losing worker roles among this population.
Following the success of this webinar, there will be another three global learning classroom projects involving academicians from Indonesia, United Kingdom and Cyprus scheduled in July and August 2021.