Synchronisation: co-ordinating time and occupation

Pemberton, Sue and Cox, Diane ORCID logo ORCID: (2014) Synchronisation: co-ordinating time and occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 22 (3). pp. 291-303.

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Time and occupation are intrinsically linked, as time defines occupation and occupation gives meaning to time. This article examines the dynamic relationship between time and occupation. Occupational concepts such as engagement, presence and balance are explored in the context of this relationship. A framework is proposed for synthesising existing occupational concepts and temporal perspectives. Within the framework we conceptualise the action of synchronisation as the harmonious co-ordination of time and occupation that enhances well-being. The proposed model integrates the additional dimensions of time, namely tempo and temporality, and reintroduces the importance of rhythm, physiological cycles and human consciousness within the experience of time. The relevance of synchronisation to the human experience of occupation and the essence of doing, being and becoming are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Occupational Science
Publisher: Association of Occupational Science (Taylor & Francis - Routledge)
ISSN: 2158-1576
Departments: Professional Services > Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Additional Information: This is an author’s original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Occupational Science on 08 Dec 2014, available online:
Depositing User: Diane Cox
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 09:08
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 13:16


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