Perspectives in Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present and Future – eBook
- Authors: Lenin C. Grajo, Barbara Hooper, Steven D. Taff
- File Size: 14 MB
- Format: PDF
- Length: 264 Pages
- Publisher: SLACK Incorporated; 1st edition
- Publication Date: January 15, 2020
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0842XV1S8
- ISBN-10: 1630915475, 1630915491
- ISBN-13: 9781630915476, 9781630915490
Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present, and Future (PDF) draws a path forward for occupational therapy educators, adding the impact of historical context, contemporary issues and trends, and international standpoints on the development of the profession. With this mission in mind, Drs. Lenin C. Grajo, Steven D. Taff, and Barbara R. Hooper provide helpful tips, practical tools, and new insights to support current and future educators in developing their teaching pedagogies and philosophies. The ebook is divided into three main sections—past, present, and future—and explores: The history of occupational therapy education, including the impact of critical philosophies, their association to higher education and healthcare, and the development of accreditation standards and professional degree programs; Present trends and challenges in healthcare and higher education, including linking the gap between education and practice, expanding educational research, the use of competency exams, and promoting diversity and inclusion among students and faculty; and International perspectives on the development and future of occupational therapy education from leading scholars in Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, including trends in educational technologies, fieldwork education and requirements, and interprofessional education.
An essential resource for educators, Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present, and Future ends with an imagining of the occupational therapy education landscape in the year 2050: a future in which occupational therapy educators are unceasingly responding to ongoing changes in health care policies, adjusting to a more diverse and worldwide connected student population, and expressing the distinct value of occupational therapy in new and emerging areas of practice. Tutors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional educational material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
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