Report course 7: Foundations of OT II

This course is a deepening and additional course on course “foundations Occupational therapy I”.

The basic general theoretical framework to be integrated in the occupational practice (PEO) and “occupational areas” are discussed. The course includes information about specific skills of the occupational therapist, the occupational therapy process, characteristics of occupation, goals, ethical code. occupational analysis and ethics.

The information regarding participation, time, conditions, etc. prior to the course was clear for all the participants. When we look at the course ‘Foundations Occupational Therapy II’, all the participants were positive about the understandability and relevance of the content of the course. The language used during the course was clear to all the participants. They also indicated that the course was well-organized and found the course attractively designed, sufficiently interactive and appreciated the (interactive) assignments during the course. The participants mentioned moreover that the course had a logical structure and was cohesive.

The participants were extremely positive about the trainer. They found that the trainer was able to keep their attention during the course and was open to questions and feedback. The trainer is seen as someone with sufficient professional knowledge and didactic skills to teach the course and someone who made good translations from theory to practice.

All the participants were positive about the content of the course and mentioned that they learned new knowledge about occupational therapy. They found that the content suited their level and fitter their prior knowledge. Moreover, they indicated that attention was paid to recent developments within the field of occupational therapy during the course. Consequently, it is not surprising that the participants said that they will integrate the course content in their own teaching practice. The participants also mentioned that the content of the course was in line with the daily reality in Ukraine. Only 14% responded with neither agree or disagree and didn’t express an opinion about it.

The participants found the teaching methods and activities well chosen and in line with the goals of the course. The course materials (syllabus and presentation) were perceived as clear. They also found that the visual materials used during the course had an added value to the content. All the participants indicated that the applied learning methods and activities were inspiring for their own teaching practice and that they will integrate them in their own teaching practice.

The course can be downloaded here.