Title

Pot Luck - Creative Methods to Teach Occupational Science

Presenter Information

Donna Costa

Start Time

16-10-2002 12:00 AM

End Time

18-10-2002 12:00 AM

Abstract

This highly interactive forum is being proposed to provide a vehicle, primarily for educators, to share the methods that they use in teaching occupational science to their students. Participants will be asked to bring along several sample assignments, course syllabi, bibliographies, or actual hands-on activities that they can share with the group. Outcomes from using these methods will be discussed. As so clearly stated in Occupation by Design (Pierce, 2003), "to understand occupation as a modality for intervention, you must first study it in typical individuals." (Pierce, 2003, p. 8)

This forum is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about the various ways we have come up with to study occupational science. It is important that we infuse a level of excitement and enthusiasm in our current students about the study of occupation. Only in this way will we insure that they will be motivated to pursue research as future occupational scientists and/or therapists. Occupation-based practice can only be understood in the context of studying the multiple facets of occupations. Occupational science is just beginning to blossom and the momentum can only be maintained if we convince others to carry on this work.

Participants will take away many useful resources for the classroom and and ideas to be studied in the research lab. These activities may serve as the springboard for future research activities, or they may be able to be implemented in course curriculum. This forum will facilitate the exchange of information through dia logue and inquiry in an interactive forum between occupational scientists at all levels.

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Pot Luck - Creative Methods to Teach Occupational Science

This highly interactive forum is being proposed to provide a vehicle, primarily for educators, to share the methods that they use in teaching occupational science to their students. Participants will be asked to bring along several sample assignments, course syllabi, bibliographies, or actual hands-on activities that they can share with the group. Outcomes from using these methods will be discussed. As so clearly stated in Occupation by Design (Pierce, 2003), "to understand occupation as a modality for intervention, you must first study it in typical individuals." (Pierce, 2003, p. 8)

This forum is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about the various ways we have come up with to study occupational science. It is important that we infuse a level of excitement and enthusiasm in our current students about the study of occupation. Only in this way will we insure that they will be motivated to pursue research as future occupational scientists and/or therapists. Occupation-based practice can only be understood in the context of studying the multiple facets of occupations. Occupational science is just beginning to blossom and the momentum can only be maintained if we convince others to carry on this work.

Participants will take away many useful resources for the classroom and and ideas to be studied in the research lab. These activities may serve as the springboard for future research activities, or they may be able to be implemented in course curriculum. This forum will facilitate the exchange of information through dia logue and inquiry in an interactive forum between occupational scientists at all levels.