Resources For Fieldwork Educators
We, faculty of Duquesne University, truly appreciate your gift of time and knowledge to our students, and we hope that you also receive benefits from the experience of working with our students. Please let us know how we can best support you, and provide the resources you need to make fieldwork supervision a growing experience for everyone. Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to our student's learning and the future of the profession of occupational therapy. We truly couldn't do it without you!
The DU OT Fieldwork Team is available to provide training and education to your site staff. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
View the DU OT Curriculum Framework to better understand the educational path your fieldwork or doctoral student is taking.
Educator Development Resources
Guidelines to use AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the OT Student (see attached PPT)
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: (NBCOT) identifies that fieldwork supervision is a professional development activity for which they will grant 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) per Level I student and 1 unit per 1 week of Level II fieldwork supervision (up to a maximum of 18 units each over a period of 3 years). Please see: www.nbcot.org for more information.
The above link is designed to enhance your supervision skills as a fieldwork educator or site mentor. Professional behavior is heavily emphasized in our curriculum and students will arrive at your setting having a keen self-awareness and strategies to develop professional behaviors. Tools like the AOTA Fieldwork Experience Assessment Tool (FEAT) are great for opening conversations about the student's learning experience. It is recommended to be completed by week 5, by both the student and fieldwork educator to provide formative feedback about how the experience is going thus far, and areas that can be worked on.
The AOTA Self-Assessment Tool for Fieldwork Educator Competency is useful in helping you identify your strengths and weaknesses as a fieldwork educator.
Are you interested in enhancing your skills as an occupational therapy fieldwork educator? The American Occupational Therapy Association has developed a Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program. Click the link above for more information about the curriculum, the trainers, & locations for upcoming courses.
The link above will connect you to FREE fieldwork resources available through the American Occupational Therapy Association. Fieldwork Educators are encouraged to access these resources to supplement and expand their skills, knowledge, and resources related to fieldwork education.
The articles included in this section reflect a variety of topics related to fieldwork and effective fieldwork education.