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Developing agentic learners for 21st century practice: A pedagogic approach in occupational therapy
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Allied Health, ISSN 0090-7421, E-ISSN 1945-404X, Vol. 45, no 1, 8-13a p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, an approach to teaching occupational therapy students how to create orthoses, whilst at the same time developing higher-order critical thinking, reflective, and clinical reasoning skills is described. The scaffolded nature of the learning activities, incorporating Kolb's reflective learning cycle, was used to support students' capacity for clinical reasoning and better prepare them for clinical placement. The peer-assessment element was also designed to support the experiential learning by allowing students to test their evaluation of hand orthoses, compare their assessment with an expert's, and identify areas for improvement. Students who demonstrated higher grades for the written reflection assessment showed better agreement with the experts (smaller bias, p<0.01). This study concluded there was a correlation between students' capacity for reflective thinking and the development of clinical reasoning. Furthermore, the reflective writing exercise encouraged students to generalise their skills beyond the classroom. The approach and findings of this study are relevant to a range of allied health professions through providing a process to support the development of higherorder critical thinking, reflection, and reasoning skills. Furthermore, the study provides an evidence base to demonstrate that higher reflective skill capacity and critical thinking are crucial to creating agentic learners.

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2016. Vol. 45, no 1, 8-13a p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34288PubMedID: 26937876ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962208174Local ID: HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34288DiVA: diva2:1055906
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2016-12-13Bibliographically approved

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