Facilitating student occupational therapists' mastery of occupation-centred approaches for working with children

Copley, Jodie A., Rodger, Sylvia A., Graham, Fiona P. and Hannay, Victoria A. (2011) Facilitating student occupational therapists' mastery of occupation-centred approaches for working with children. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 1: 37-44. doi:10.2182/cjot.2011.78.1.5


Author Copley, Jodie A.
Rodger, Sylvia A.
Graham, Fiona P.
Hannay, Victoria A.
Title Facilitating student occupational therapists' mastery of occupation-centred approaches for working with children
Journal name Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0008-4174
1911-9828
Publication date 2011-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2182/cjot.2011.78.1.5
Volume 78
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 44
Total pages 8
Place of publication Ottawa, Canada
Publisher Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Student occupational therapists experience particular challenges in the learning and practicing of occupation-centred practice (OCP) techniques with children.
Purpose: This study aimed to identify factors that facilitate mastery of OCP from both students' and practice educators' perspectives.
Methods: Nine student occupational therapists and two practice educators participated in three interviews at intervals across the students' fieldwork experiences. Observation and document review assisted data triangulation.
Findings: Students experienced distinct turning points in their understanding and use of OCP after encountering challenges and then experiencing success. Factors that assisted students' mastery of OCP included modelling and practice opportunities; individualised, performance-specific debriefing; specific learning and teaching styles; and structured learning tools for observation and reporting.
Implications: Key quality teaching and learning practices can be used by practice educators and universities to promote mastery of OCP approaches. Further opportunities for practice and guided reflection on OCP are needed.
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Keyword Education
Learning methods
Occupational therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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