Earners of this badge demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to initiate and oversee a clinical fieldwork education program. Earners understand the roles and responsibilities of an OT practitioner within this role as well as the needs of the fieldwork student. Badge holders are able to work with academic institutions to ensure that systems and strategies are in place that meet ACOTE standards and provide positive student outcomes.
What it takes to earn this badge
FIELDWORK EDUCATION MODULE 1: Preparing to Become a Fieldwork Educator: Reviews of the purpose of fieldwork education, identifies the benefits of providing fieldwork education, and an overview of level one and level two fieldwork for both the OT and the OTA student. Topics include: what students learn from and value in fieldwork educators as well as ACOTE standards they apply to fieldwork education.
FIELDWORK EDUCATION MODULE 2: Working with OT and OTA Students During Level I and Level II Fieldwork. Discusses educational requirements including introduction to ACOTE standards governing the fieldwork experience. Tools for self-assessment of readiness for the role of fieldwork educator are included as well as information about starting a fieldwork education program.
FIELDWORK EDUCATION MODULE 3: Fieldwork Career Paths: Reviews the progression of the fieldwork educator in their role. Discussed in detail are the roles and responsibilities of the clinical site coordinator and the academic fieldwork coordinator. This module also covers how to maintain balance with the role of FW educator to ensure a satisfying and effective career trajectory.
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