Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2:1 Student Supervision Model Highlighted in CAOT OT Weekly

You may have seen the short media piece in the Canadian Occupational Therapy Association's OT Weekly (June 14 edition) about how 2 OTs in Regina SK are effectively using a 2:1 model for student supervision?

If not here it is ...

While not a common model outside of role-emerging placements, 2:1 is the model of choice for two OTs in Regina, SK. The model provides “increased opportunities to develop clinical reasoning and reflective practice skills and to gain these skills faster due to peer support.” (Kerri) “They problem solve together before coming to me and in this setting, they have more independence than they would if on their own.” (Holli) Pedagogical benefit for students!  Practical benefit for preceptors!

Consider contacting one of our UofA Fieldwork Team members for more information reagrding strategies for supervising 2 students during the same placement.

A growing number of our Alberta and Saskatchewan clinical educators are now utilizing this 'peer' or collaborative learning model in a variety of practice settings ...

Perhaps it could work for you and your next OT student(s)!