Best Practices in Occupational Therapy Education

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Take your OT educational skills to the next level!

Best Practices in Occupational Therapy Education is a must-have resource that showcases successful methods and practices in occupational therapy education. This unique book provides the information that can help you improve your skills to become an even more effective contemporary occupational therapy educator.

Edited by Patricia Crist and Marjorie E. Scaffa, who previously collaborated on Education for Occupational Therapy in Health Care: Strategies for the New Millennium, Best Practices In Occupational Therapy Education highlights OT training methods proven effective by top OT educators. The book examines the effects of level II fieldwork on clinical reasoning in occupational therapy and on the professional development of fieldwork students—in terms of occupational adaptation, clinical reasoning, and client-centeredness. It also shows how to promote professional reflection through problem-based learning evaluations and activities; how OT students’ personality types affect the teaching and learning strategies that work best with them; and how to integrate evidence-based practice into students’ academic and fieldwork experiences.

This results-oriented text examines important concepts and approaches in teaching occupational therapy, such as:

• Web-based supports for occupational therapy students during level II fieldwork
• ways to facilitate creative thinking and memory, motivate students, and promote positive learning outcomes
• using evaluation activities in problem-based learning to help students develop professional reflection skills
• customizing your instructional delivery methods to the specific needs of your students
• balancing tradition with innovation
• education specifically aimed at community-based practice
• the benefits of online learning
• methods for developing cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and active listening skills
The teaching approaches in Best Practices in Occupational Therapy Education are clear and concrete, and include outcomes that support each thesis or learning objective. This analysis of best practices in occupation therapy education is an essential tool for educators that you’ll refer to again and again.

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Table of Contents

  • Message from the Editors
  • Supervisor and Student Expectations of Level II Fieldwork (Kimberly A. Vogel, Kimatha Oxford Grice, Stephanie Hill, and James Moody)
  • An Exploratory Study of Web-Based Supports for Occupational Therapy Students During Level II Fieldwork (Donna Wooster)
  • Effects of Level II Fieldwork on Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy (Marjorie E. Scaffa and Theresa M. Smith)
  • Brief or New: Professional Development of Fieldwork Students: Occupational Adaptation, Clinical Reasoning, and Client-Centeredness (Gina L. Ferraro Coates and Patricia A. Crist)
  • Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience with Brain Teaser Experiments (Daniel Goldreich)
  • Laugh and Learn: Humor as a Teaching Strategy in Occupational Therapy Education (Marti Southam and Kathleen Barker Schwartz)
  • Promoting Professional Reflection Through Problem-Based Learning Evaluation Activities (Martina C. McNulty, Terry K. Crowe, and Betsy VanLeit)
  • Personality Type in Occupational Therapy Students: Implications for Teaching and Learning Strategies (Paula W. Jamison and Diane Dirette)
  • Brief or New: Student Learning Portfolios: Balancing Tradition with Innovation (Karen P. Funk)
  • Student Development in an Online Post-Professional Master’s Program (Pamela Richardson)
  • Brief or New: The Benefits of On-Line Learning in Occupational Therapy (Heather A. Gallew)
  • Brief or New: WebQuests: An Instructional Strategy for the Occupational Therapy Classroom (Donna Wooster and Kathy Lemcool)
  • Constructing a Program Development Proposal for Community-Based Practice: A Valuable Learning Experience for Occupational Therapy Students (Barbara Kopp Miller and David Nelson)
  • Educating for Community-Based Practice: A Collaborative Strategy (Jaime Phillip Muñoz, Ingrid Provident, and Anne Marie Witchger Hansen)
  • The Aware Communicator: Dialogues on Diversity (Jan Froehlich and Susan G. Nesbit)
  • How Does One Develop and Document the Skills Needed to Assume a Deanship in Higher Education? (Charles Christiansen)
  • Trajectory Towards the Strange Attractor of Academic Administration: Top Ten Vectors for Plotting (Charlotte Brasic Royeen)
  • Academic Management: A Personal Perspective (Ruth L. Schemm)
  • The Occupational Therapist as Academic Dean (Charlotte E. Exner)
  • What Does the Move to Master’s Level Education for the Occupational Therapist Mean for Occupational Therapy Assistant Education? (Barbara J. Natell)
  • OTA-OT Partnerships: Offering Educational Options and Opportunities (Susan G. Ahmad and Aimee J. Luebben)
  • Implications of the Move to Master’s Level Education for the Occupational Therapist for Occupational Therapy Assistant Education (Martha Branson Banks)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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