Presents and applies principles of learning and systematic instruction that underpin occupational therapy assessment and intervention in all areas of practice are presented. This includes understanding how people learn (individually and in groups); understanding behavioural change and how this can be influenced; and developing skills in assessing tasks, and teaching/instructional strategies used by occupational therapists (for individuals and groups).
Topic 1: Group work
- Theories of group work and group dynamics
- Experiential learning in groups
- Types of groups
Topic 2: Individual learning/instruction
- Learning theories
- Learning styles
- Applied behaviour analysis
- Phases of learning (acquisition, fluency, maintenance and generalisation)
- Individual instructional strategies
Topic 3: Therapeutic use of activities
- Occupational, activity and task analysis
- Applied behaviour analysis
- Grading activities for therapy
- Behaviour change
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe concepts and theories in the group work process and give constructive feedback to individuals about their leadership styles||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||prepare and conduct a group activity for an identified client population; demonstrating beginning level skills of group leadership and identify personal traits as a group leader||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||describe concepts and theories relevant to individual learning and systematic instruction||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify and define purposeful activity, and describe its use in occupational therapy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||develop an appropriate instructional program for an individual case, using applied behaviour analysis and conduct an analysis of an occupation, activity or task from a real life situation||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||describe how occupations, activities and tasks can be analysed||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||develop skills in setting goals, selecting, and grading occupations, activities and/or tasks to achieve these goals in therapeutic settings.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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