Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Ideal OT Education


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Ideal OT Education

  1. 1. iDeal Education:Entry-Level MOT Angie Boisselle, OTR, ATP July 28, 2012 We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, andevidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs. AOTA, 2007
  2. 2. Curriculum design needs to be aligned with deep beliefs (AOTA, 2009b)
  3. 3. Our Deep Beliefs• Humans are active and social beings (Foundation of OT, Participation)• People of all abilities have the right to participate (Disability Research, Access)• It is the responsibility of society to ensure all people have the tools they need to participate (Evidence-based Practice, Communication, Advocacy)• Occupational therapists are responsible for the direction of the profession (Policy, Business, Promotion)• Education should be innovative, dynamic and collaborative (Active Learning,Technology, Trends) “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey
  4. 4. Philosophy • Humans are active beings and seek participation in occupation throughout life. This program will foster occupational beliefs shared by the OT AOTA Philosophy and promote progressive life-long learning in our students and faculty through research, scholarship, collaboration and advocacy.An academic program will uniquely address a specific set of social trends and/or needs viewed through the lens of the philosophical base of the profession. AOTA, 2009b
  5. 5. Core Values• Occupation• Participation• Collaboration• Adaptation• Advocacy• Innovation• Scholarship AOTA, 2009a,b,c• Evidence-based Practice
  6. 6. Goals Our students will: • Become generalists in occupational therapy • Be knowledgable about occupational therapy through a life span • Articulate occupation-based theory and evidence based practice • Become an advocate for those we serve and the profession • Uphold occupational therapy ethics • Contribute to and be knowledgeable in research • Be prepared to sit for the national certification exam with the Nation al Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy ACOTE, 2008The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply what other generations have done. Jean Piaget
  7. 7. Student Expectations Our program seeks to foster: • Autonomy and accountability • Innovation and creativity • Empathy and compassion • Adaptability and resiliency • Active, engaged learning AOTA, 2009a/b, ACOTE, 2008“The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer. Rather, the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively: they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly.” Anthony Chivetta, High School Student in Missouri
  8. 8. Faculty Our faculty will be:• Balanced in Research, Scholarship, and Innovation• Majority full-time professors• Licensed occupational therapists• Educated with a Master’s degree (1/2 have Doctorate)• Experts in teaching ACOTE, 2008 “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” Galileo Galilei
  9. 9. Student-Centered CurriculumOur curriculum will foster:• Students interests and the real-world experiences• Diversity and independence• Teacher is the facilitator• Balanced assessment of learning: self, peer and teacher AOTA, 2009b
  10. 10. Sample Curriculum Source: Washington University School of Medicine
  11. 11. Stimulating InstructionOur instruction will include :• Classes taught using a variety of formats to best accommodate for diverse learning styles and culture• Hybrid (on-line and classroom-based learning) Classes• Innovative Technology--on-line labs with virtual learning experiences; social media; tele-health; distance communication• Simulation, real-world learning and performance labs to provide more opportunity for practice and inter- professional collaboration
  12. 12. Fieldwork SitesOur fieldwork sites will support: • Occupation-based practice • Advocacy for those we serve • Promotion of the profession • International and non-traditional opportunities • Inter-professional collaboration
  13. 13. Edge of InnovationOur program promotes higher education trends: Global Classrooms Thinning Walls Open Access
  14. 14. ResourcesAmerican Occupational Therapy Association, 2009a. Blueprint for entry-level education. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(1). 186-203. doi: 10.5014/ajot.64.1.186.American Occupational Therapy Association, 2009b. Occupational Therapy Model Curriculum. Retrieved from: Curriculum.aspxAmerican Occupational Therapy Association, 2009c. Philosophy of occupational therapy education. Retrieved from: Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. AOTA’s centennial vision and executive summary. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 613–614.Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 2008. Accreditation Standards for a Masters-Degree-Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist. Retrieved from:, T., 2009. Education and technology quotes. Retrieved from:*Images from Google images