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Panel: Lifespan Trajectories of an Occupational Scientist and the Miracle of Mid-life Education Achievements

Start Time

16-10-2002 12:00 AM

End Time

18-10-2002 12:00 AM

Abstract

Recent research in the related fields of gerontology and medicine has stimulated the members of the panel to present and discuss various levels of professional occupation: they will describe entry level, journeyman, manager (expert), and “end of the trail” stages. Each stage will be described rearding duties, roles and required preparation for and personal advancement. The panelists, all of whom completed their graduate studies in OT and OS while in their fifties, will discuss the joys and travails of mid-life student life., employment opportunities, and academic departmental attitudes and treatment of mature students who may bring life skills from prior disciplines. Adaptive non-traditional strategies for succeeding in study life, employment, and advancement will be discussed. Benefit and liabilities to academic departments will be briefly presented. Audience participation is eagerly solicited.

Panelist 1 will present information about the career trajectory of the typical OT/OS professional. Each stage will be accompanied by suggestions for continuing education that prepares the individual for the next stage. Panelist 2 will present adaptive strategies for midlife students to succeed as students while occupying multiple roles, such as work, family, etc. Panelist 3 will present ideas for academic department to maximize the prior experience of mid- life students while integrating them into existing departmental policies.

Discussion with the session participants will focus on 3 topics:

  • Possible reasons why mature students leave their prior occupations and seek to enroll in graduate programs in OT and OS.
  • Reasons why mature students are encouraged or discouraged by academic departments.
  • Optimizing career trajectories of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professionals.

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Panel: Lifespan Trajectories of an Occupational Scientist and the Miracle of Mid-life Education Achievements

Recent research in the related fields of gerontology and medicine has stimulated the members of the panel to present and discuss various levels of professional occupation: they will describe entry level, journeyman, manager (expert), and “end of the trail” stages. Each stage will be described rearding duties, roles and required preparation for and personal advancement. The panelists, all of whom completed their graduate studies in OT and OS while in their fifties, will discuss the joys and travails of mid-life student life., employment opportunities, and academic departmental attitudes and treatment of mature students who may bring life skills from prior disciplines. Adaptive non-traditional strategies for succeeding in study life, employment, and advancement will be discussed. Benefit and liabilities to academic departments will be briefly presented. Audience participation is eagerly solicited.

Panelist 1 will present information about the career trajectory of the typical OT/OS professional. Each stage will be accompanied by suggestions for continuing education that prepares the individual for the next stage. Panelist 2 will present adaptive strategies for midlife students to succeed as students while occupying multiple roles, such as work, family, etc. Panelist 3 will present ideas for academic department to maximize the prior experience of mid- life students while integrating them into existing departmental policies.

Discussion with the session participants will focus on 3 topics:

  • Possible reasons why mature students leave their prior occupations and seek to enroll in graduate programs in OT and OS.
  • Reasons why mature students are encouraged or discouraged by academic departments.
  • Optimizing career trajectories of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professionals.