ERIC Number: ED038517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Goals and Basic Units of Instruction for Treatment Media Courses for the Preparation of Occupational Therapists.
Preitz, Clarence Harold
The problem of this research was to ascertain the essential major goals for university level treatment media courses for the professional preparation of occupational therapists and to determine units of instruction to fulfill these goals. A pretested survey instrument, systematic observations, and interviews were used to collect data from the sample of 143 therapists. Thirty-two treatment centers were visited and 445 patients were observed. The media most frequently used were textiles, wood, leather, paper, clay and metals, in many different activities. From the findings a format was designed for organizing the basic operations into a learning sequence. Each unit contained behaviorally stated objectives. A panel reviewed the initial goals and basic units of instruction and agreed that: (1) occupational therapy students should develop a use level of skill from learning experiences in treatment media courses, (2) the project was the most appropriate vehicle which could be used to teach the student identified skills, and (3) revised basic units of instruction could be taught in less than the minimal time suggested by the accrediting body. Conclusions, observations and recommendations were presented to various groups interested in occupational therapy education. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to Wayne State University. (GR)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Clinics, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Interviews, Occupational Therapists, Questionnaires, Surveys, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
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