Development of the student placement evaluation form: A tool for assessing student fieldwork performance

Allison, Heather and Turpin, Merrill J. (2004) Development of the student placement evaluation form: A tool for assessing student fieldwork performance. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51 3: 125-132. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2004.00414.x


Author Allison, Heather
Turpin, Merrill J.
Title Development of the student placement evaluation form: A tool for assessing student fieldwork performance
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0766
Publication date 2004-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2004.00414.x
Volume 51
Issue 3
Start page 125
End page 132
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 330109 Assessment and Evaluation
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract Evaluation of students undertaking fieldwork education placements is a critical process in the health professions. As training programs and practice evolve, systems for assessing students need to be reviewed and updated constantly. In 1995, staff of the occupational therapy training program at the University of Queensland, Australia decided to develop a new tool for assessing student fieldwork performance. Using an action research methodology, a team developed the Student Placement Evaluation Form, a flexible and comprehensive criterion-referenced evaluation tool. The present paper examines action research as an appropriate methodology for considering real-life organisational problems in a systematic and participatory manner. The action research cycles undertaken, including preliminary information gathering, tool development, trial stages and current use of the tool, are detailed in the report. Current and future development of the tool is also described.
Keyword action research
fieldwork evaluation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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