Innovative Curricular Models for Physical Therapy Education

Dynamic and innovative curricular models are needed to prepare physical therapists to thrive in complex health care environments, manage evolving information, and optimize use of technology. Students have difficulty making sense of the vast amount of information provided with traditional curricula and may rely on memorization of facts rather than use of conceptual learning strategies. This presentation of the annual Pauline Cerasoli Lecture will explore a concept-based approach that organizes learning experiences around key concepts or “big ideas” rather than content or topics. Such concepts foster flexible thinking that can be applied across settings and populations. To adopt this model, the profession will need to define “big ideas” in physical therapy education, consider implications for clinical education, and propose a shift toward conceptually based curricular accreditation standards.

Course Code:

LMS-744

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

17S1008

cert_OH hours

1.5

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Complete the assessment with a score of 70% or higher, and Complete the Learning Center evaluation to earn your CEUs.

Course level

Multiple

Date published

02/04/2016

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Cecilia Graham

Learning objectives

  1. Identify factors affecting the need for revision of current curricular models.
  2. Describe principles of concept-based curricular models.
  3. Analyze potential opportunities and challenges for implementation of a concept-based curriculum model.

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#Lessons:
1Westin 3pm 2-6-15 Meeting Cerrisoli Lecture.mp4
2Assessment_PTEducation
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