Active Learning Curriculum Framework for the OTD Program
Active Learning Approach
We believe that through active learning, students in our program attend to the intellectual, technical, and moral dimensions of practice. Hands-on learning activities that encourage participation, collaboration, and critical thinking are utilized throughout the curriculum.
The Institute OTD program provides students with opportunities to learn, leverage, and apply research evidence throughout their program. We believe that occupational therapists should function in multidimensional and interprofessional roles that anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the individual and society.
In order to actualize these roles, students must understand the core construct of occupation, apply the best evidence, demonstrate sound professional reasoning, and collaborate with those who provide and receive care. These elements of active learning serve as the threads for our OTD curriculum.