Changes and challenges in higher education : what is the impact on fieldwork education?

Larkin, Helen and Watchorn, Valerie 2012, Changes and challenges in higher education : what is the impact on fieldwork education?, Australian occupational therapy journal, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 463-466.

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Title Changes and challenges in higher education : what is the impact on fieldwork education?
Author(s) Larkin, Helen
Watchorn, Valerie
Journal name Australian occupational therapy journal
Volume number 59
Issue number 6
Start page 463
End page 466
Total pages 4
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 0045-0766
1440-1630
Keyword(s) fieldwork practicum
higher education
student experience
Summary Although fieldwork practicums have long been mandatory and integral requirements of our professional education, there is now an increasing focus on integrating work experience more broadly into a range of academic programs. These activities are increasingly coming under the spotlight of universities and the Federal government (Patrick et al., 2008). The provision of quality fieldwork education for both occupational therapy students and fieldwork educators remains critical, requiring strong collaboration and partnerships between universities, the profession and representative bodies. However, we argue that as the characteristics of universities and students has changed considerably in recent years, the planning and implementation of fieldwork needs to be informed by an understanding of these ongoing changes.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050144

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