Pre-Conference Forum

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This session is being organized by Charles Christiansen, Barb Hooper, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Elizabeth Townsend, Alison Wicks, and John White.

The Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, and the International Society for Occupational Science are jointly supporting a Pre-conference Forum for facilitated conversations on integrating knowledge about occupation generated by occupational science into occupational therapy education. The main objectives of this session are to stimulate conversations among international attendees on:

  1. What is the most relevant knowledge generated through the science of occupation to integrate into occupational therapy education?
  2. What knowledge of occupation is currently emphasized in occupational therapy education, and why?
  3. What strategies can be employed to effectively mobilize this knowledge?

The program for the Forum will include facilitated conversations with critical reflection on:

  1. how existing knowledge of occupation generated through the science of occupation could strengthen occupational therapy education and the profession’s contributions to society;
  2. the disconnect between what is known about occupation and what is being taught about occupation in occupational therapy; conversation stimulated by Dr. Barbara Hooper, drawing on findings from an on-going USA-based study examining how occupation is addressed in occupational therapy education;
  3. how to effectively and efficiently integrate knowledge about occupation into occupational therapy educational programs.

This Pre-conference Forum is being organized separately from the main conference and requires separate registration and a cost-recovery fee.We invite interested persons to register in advance.

 
Oct 15th, 1:00 PM Oct 15th, 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Forum

Charles Frost

This session is being organized by Charles Christiansen, Barb Hooper, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Elizabeth Townsend, Alison Wicks, and John White.

The Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, and the International Society for Occupational Science are jointly supporting a Pre-conference Forum for facilitated conversations on integrating knowledge about occupation generated by occupational science into occupational therapy education. The main objectives of this session are to stimulate conversations among international attendees on:

  1. What is the most relevant knowledge generated through the science of occupation to integrate into occupational therapy education?
  2. What knowledge of occupation is currently emphasized in occupational therapy education, and why?
  3. What strategies can be employed to effectively mobilize this knowledge?

The program for the Forum will include facilitated conversations with critical reflection on:

  1. how existing knowledge of occupation generated through the science of occupation could strengthen occupational therapy education and the profession’s contributions to society;
  2. the disconnect between what is known about occupation and what is being taught about occupation in occupational therapy; conversation stimulated by Dr. Barbara Hooper, drawing on findings from an on-going USA-based study examining how occupation is addressed in occupational therapy education;
  3. how to effectively and efficiently integrate knowledge about occupation into occupational therapy educational programs.

This Pre-conference Forum is being organized separately from the main conference and requires separate registration and a cost-recovery fee.We invite interested persons to register in advance.