ERIC Number: ED198679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Process Analysis Approach to the Development of a Competency-Based Curriculum in Therapeutic Recreation at the Masters Degree Level.
Jordan, Jerry; And Others
The purpose of the project was to develop and design a competency based curriculum in therapeutic recreation at the masters degree level, both for application and implementation at Temple University, and as a model that has the potential for adoption and/or adaptation by other colleges and universities involved in the provision of a graduate curriculum in therapeutic recreation. Project activities included a review of the literature; development of roles; development of tasks; establishment of a sample and administration of job task analysis; grouping of tasks by segments of therapeutic recreation service; development of competencies; identification of knowledges and skills encompassed by each competency; a survey on acquisition of knowledges and skills; development of learning objectives, learning activities, and evaluative criteria; development of module packets; and a national symposium on competency based education. Based on the initial review of literature, the input of various consultants, and discussions with various educators in therapeutic recreation, it was decided that an initial effort would consist of the implementation of a pilot competency based course. Finally, the pros and cons of a competency based curriculum were considered and implications for implementation were pointed out. The bulk of the document contans module and minimodule packets on the following topics: development of department philosophy, policies and procedures, hiring staff, budget preparation, administrative reports, participation in administrative meetings, grantsmanship, public relations, interagency coordination, consultation, supervision, inservice training, basic recreation programs, application of research to program development, program evaluation, equipment and supplies, client assessment, participation on treatment teams, development of treatment plans, activities analysis, therapeutic recreation activities planning, clinical reports, leisure counseling, community integration of clients, research, mental illness, mental retardation, physical disabilities, aging, drugs and alcohol, corrections, legal liability, and legislative processes. Among appendixes are a job task analysis form, a syllabus for the pilot competency based course, and information on activity skills component materials. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Dept. of Recreation and Leisure Studies.