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Moving fieldwork online: Innovations in an occupational therapy curriculum

L Hess-April, M Alexander, S Stirrup, A B Khan

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Background

Fieldwork forms an integral part of the occupational therapy curriculum. Students immerse themselves in communities and form authentic relationships with community members. It is within these relationships and connections that their critical awareness of social injustices prevalent in communities increase. The rapid transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic however necessitated a re-thinking of learning and teaching practices within the domain of fieldwork.

 


Authors' affiliations

L Hess-April, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

M Alexander, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

S Stirrup, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

A B Khan, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(3):210. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i3.1485

Article History

Date submitted: 2021-10-07
Date published: 2021-10-07

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