Fieldwork Education Awards

Fieldwork Educators’ Awards Presentation and Clinical Education Workshops

February 20, 2019

Each year, the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy acknowledges the invaluable contribution of the many occupational therapists in the field who contribute to our program and the education of our students.

On February 20, 2019, we will be hosting an Appreciation Breakfast and Education Awards Ceremony in the Alumni Cafe at 500 University Ave from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (Download invitation)

This year, we will also be presenting two Clinical Education Workshops for our Fieldwork Preceptors. The workshops take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Choose from Session A or Session B:

Session A – Inclusive OT education: Accommodating students with disabilities on placement

Donna Barker, OT Reg. (Ont.), Director of Clinical Education, Dept. of OS&OT
Deb Cameron, OT Reg. (Ont.), Dept. of OS&OT Diversity and Inclusion Working Group
Tanya Lewis, Director of Accessibility Services, University of Toronto
Lisa van der Laan, OT Reg. (Ont.), Accessibility Advisor, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate strategies for effective teaching, learning and assessment for those within the diverse MScOT student population, including students with disabilities
  • Explain the collaborative process that takes place to create a strong student accommodation plan prior to the commencement of a fieldwork placement.
  • Articulate how essential occupational therapy competencies are taken into consideration in the provision of equitable learning and assessment opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • List various accommodations that a student may have for a fieldwork placement.
  • Through the use of case studies, identify strategies and steps to take in various student situations that could occur during a fieldwork placement.

Session B – Taking the LEAP (Leadership, Emerging/Enhancing, Advocacy, and Program Planning and Evaluation): What does this mean for OT fieldwork educators?

Andrea Duncan, OT Reg. (Ont.), Lecturer, Dept. of OS&OT

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the history and new category of fieldwork placements called LEAP
  • Discuss the literature and evidence on role emerging and non-traditional fieldwork placements in the occupational therapy profession
  • Describe and discuss the previous LEAP style placement successes
  • Analyze and evaluate LEAP fieldwork opportunities within their own practice setting
  • Understand next steps to create new LEAP fieldwork opportunities

Please complete the registration form. Registration closes February 11.

We look forward to seeing you!