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Education for Occupational Therapy in Health Care
Strategies for the New Millennium

ISBN 9780789016874
Published July 1, 2002 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Learn the best new approaches from the world’s leading OT educators!

This timely book presents the most effective, innovative approaches to teaching the next generation of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Examining both fieldwork and classroom programs, Occupational Therapy in Health Care presents tested, state-of-the-art programs from leaders in the field. Its practical approaches focus on vital issues of teaching, including professional collaboration, measuring learning outcomes, emerging trends in the field, and student development.

Its practical approaches focus on vital issues of teaching and fieldwork education:

  • interactive reasoning
  • collaborative learning
  • the influence of learning styles
  • student group leadership in fieldwork
  • developing research competencies
  • understanding disability in context
  • establishing community partnerships
  • academic leadership
  • environmental scanning regarding emerging issues

Table of Contents

  • A Message from the Editors
  • Instructional Methodology
  • Disability in Context: A Community-Based Learning Experience
  • Using Instructional Games: A Teaching Strategy for Increasing Student Participation and Retention
  • The Fieldwork Profile: A Statistics Assignment Linked to the Real World of Occupational Therapy Students
  • Understanding Others: A Course to Learn Interactive Clinical Reasoning
  • Parameters for Adapting Journal Writing Activities
  • Field Work Education
  • The Reindeer of Hope: An Occupational Therapy Program in a Homeless Shelter
  • Collaborative Learning Applied to Fieldwork Education
  • Group Co-Leadership by Occupational Therapy Students in Community Centers: Learning Transitional Roles
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Education
  • The Betty Project: Jump-Starting Clinical Observation Skills in an OTA Curriculum
  • Academic Leadership
  • A Teacher’s Guide to The Cheater’s Handbook
  • Developing and Maintaining Community Partnerships Within “A Scholarship of Practice”
  • Combining Roles as an Academic Instructor and a Clinical Practitioner in Occupational Therapy: Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies for Success
  • Student Development
  • Occupational Therapy Students’ Learning Style and Application to Professional Academic Training
  • Educating Scholars of Practice: An Approach to Preparing Tomorrow’s Researchers
  • Qualitative Evaluation of a Management Course Project: Creating New Job Possibilities for Occupational Therapy
  • The Partnering Model: Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Students Working Together
  • Commentary on Education
  • Reflections on Education and Learning in Occupational Therapy for the 21st Century
  • A Review of AOTF Programs Directed Toward Education: 1965-2000
  • Creating Education to Meet Health Care Predictions
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Authored by Crist, Patricia; Scaffa, Marjorie