Title

Exchange - Occupational Science: A Course, A Curriculum, or a Way of Life in Occupational Therapy Education?

Start Time

16-11-2002 3:30 PM

End Time

16-11-2002 4:45 PM

Abstract

This exchange will focus on the question: What academic content in occupational science is vital to the education of entry-level occupational therapists? Relative to this over-arching question, the facilitator will stimulate discussion through a series of more pointed questions designed to illuminate specific content areas in occupational science's body of knowledge that are critical a) to guiding best practices in occupational therapy in traditional practices, b) to generating new models of practice in occupational therapy for neglected or underserved populations, and b) to nurturing future occupational scientists who will further the scientific development of the discipline. While the exchange will primarily address the issue of selecting optimal academic content in occupational science for inclusion in entry-level occupational therapy programs, three guided questions are designed to address pedagogical assumptions, issues and dynamics. Ultimately, it is hoped this exchange will help participants clarify their present assumptions pertaining to the relationship of occupational science to occupational therapy, as well as thoughtfully reflect on how their own assumptions, and those of others, translate into decisions about selected academic content and favored educational strategies and processes.

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Exchange - Occupational Science: A Course, A Curriculum, or a Way of Life in Occupational Therapy Education?

This exchange will focus on the question: What academic content in occupational science is vital to the education of entry-level occupational therapists? Relative to this over-arching question, the facilitator will stimulate discussion through a series of more pointed questions designed to illuminate specific content areas in occupational science's body of knowledge that are critical a) to guiding best practices in occupational therapy in traditional practices, b) to generating new models of practice in occupational therapy for neglected or underserved populations, and b) to nurturing future occupational scientists who will further the scientific development of the discipline. While the exchange will primarily address the issue of selecting optimal academic content in occupational science for inclusion in entry-level occupational therapy programs, three guided questions are designed to address pedagogical assumptions, issues and dynamics. Ultimately, it is hoped this exchange will help participants clarify their present assumptions pertaining to the relationship of occupational science to occupational therapy, as well as thoughtfully reflect on how their own assumptions, and those of others, translate into decisions about selected academic content and favored educational strategies and processes.