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ERIC Number: ED260607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Problem-Solving Approach to Teaching Physical Therapy Skills. Curriculum Development.
Dunkle, Sondra E.
A minicourse that uses a problem-solving approach to teach physical therapy skills was developed for the Physical Therapy Program at California State University, Fresno. Clinical supervisors and faculty helped to identify competencies and write behavioral objectives, and physical therapy students provided input to help design the minicourse. An extensive literature search determined approaches used by other allied health programs to incorporate problem-solving into the curriculum. Once written, the terminal objective and enabling objectives became the basis around which the remainder of the course evolved. The minicourse was designed to be taught over two Saturdays, or 15 hours. The target audience was junior and senior physical therapy students, plus clinical supervisors. The completed minicourse has been approved by department faculty, clinical supervisors, and students. Feedback from participants should be obtained at the conclusion of the course to help faculty determine how to implement problem-solving within the overall curriculum. Appendices provide: course objectives; course outline with time schedule; minicourse subject topics; objectives for specific topics (e.g., anatomy and kinesiology); and teaching strategies for each topic, including possible media, learner activity, and teacher activity. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A