ERIC Number: ED416061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
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The Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies--The Birth of a New Form of Industry-Driven Learning.
Leberman, Sarah I.
The Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Corporation (ARCIC) provides no-fault rehabilitation and compensation to all New Zealanders. In order to meet the training needs created by ARCIC's recent shift to a case management approach, the Victoria University of Wellington instituted a program to train case managers. The 27-week program of professional education includes seven 1-week modules completed over the course of 12 weeks, with directed study and group-work tasks built into each alternative week to allow students to explore how the learning module might be applied in the workplace. A supervised 14-week practicum follows the 12-week module. As part of their coursework in principles and practices of rehabilitation, students explore development of interpersonal skills, reconstruction of critical incidents, and experience with self and peer feedback. Expected outcomes include a working knowledge of basic management competencies: teamwork, team building, planning, motivation, interpersonal communication, goal setting, and decision making. In order to understand indigenous clients, students spend 5 days and 4 nights in a noho marae (stay-over at a Maori meeting house), participating in the daily rituals of their hosts. The program has graduated 115 students who have provided evaluation feedback on the program. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand