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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION).

Our goal is to provide an online resource for the international occupational therapy community through this on-line forum.

You will have the opportunity to participate in discussion topics related to your practice area and interact with your international colleagues. A moderator, who will be a resource to the group, monitors each topic.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to international occupational therapy practice.

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#26 Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:07

VSharma
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Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Hello everyone,

My name is Vikas Sharma. Currently, I am a full time Masters in occupational therapy/occupational assistant instructor at Stanbridge College, California. I have been in the field for more that 22 years since I graduated from OT program back in 1994.  I am a year old in the field of teaching and before that I was working as a director of rehabilitation and also as a clinician in different nursing facilities here in California for the most part. I want to exchange views on how in different countries what models of practice occupational therapists are using as practitioners, and what teaching methodologies they use for enhancing students' learning? I am excited to be a part of these discussions!
Thanks

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#27 Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:29

pgvmartinez
Member

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Hi all! I am Pauline Martinez, a faculty of Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of the Philippines Manila. Right now, I am the course coordinator of OT 122: Occupational Therapy Theory. For our class learning activity, we are planning to launch an online forum using OTION for our students to be able to gain different perspectives from other local and international OT students about their experience as an OT Student. We would like to open a facilitated sharing of stories and experiences so we can help the students understand and value the importance of occupations and the interplay of the PEO factors.

However, one anticipated problem with this activity will be the few number of responses from students.
It will be good if one or more schools can collaborate with us and encourage (or require) their students to join. This can be a big help to further enrich the exchange of ideas.

For more details about this, you are more than welcome to email me thru pvmartinez@up.edu.ph.   
Hope we can collaborate and help our students appreciate a global context of the OT student role.

Last edited by pgvmartinez (Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:49)

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#28 Saturday 27th of August 2016 21:15

BillRoberts
Moderator

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Hello Everyone!!
Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in the new education forum! I am very excited to see all of the great ideas and questions that are being posed on this forum. Thank you for contributing your innovative ideas to our profession. Keep it up!

All the Best,
Bill

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#29 Sunday 18th of September 2016 23:06

jossiandrea
Member

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

escanlon wrote:

Hi Everyone- my name is Eileen Scanlon and I recently accepted an academic position at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware /United States. (This is the first program in the state of Delaware) . I first became interested in OT practice in other countries when completing my MBA. I am a certified hand therapist and read about a high volume of hand injuries due to old farming equipment in other countries and a very limited number of specialist. I am studying for my OTD at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and plan to concentrate my studies on long distance teaching to regions that do not have mentors for specialized practices including hand therapy and pediatrics.
I look forward to collaborating using this forum.
Thank You!
Eileen Scanlon


Hello Eileen. (Excuse my English)

I love everything about hand therapy, but do not have much information. I find very interesting your plan, I hope you can make!!

Regards,

Jossielyn

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#30 Saturday 4th of February 2017 22:46

rossvv
Member

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Hi everyone,

I am currently seeking a university which offers a Master's program which focuses on OT in international contexts, specifically those lacking in resources. Can anyone offer any suggestions for which universities/supervisors offers research in this general area, please?

Thank you,
Ross.
(Brisbane, Australia).

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#31 Monday 6th of February 2017 17:33

BillRoberts
Moderator

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Ross,

Thanks for your post. I cannot think of any program off hand but I will keep my eyes open. In my PhD work, I am studying OT education in places where there are fewer resources and where OT is an emerging profession. So, if you find anything, please let me know too! Are you specifically thinking about practicing in another country? I'm curious to hear more about your interests!

All the best,
Bill

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#32 Monday 26th of June 2017 17:36

Susan Coppola
Member

Re: Welcome to OTION's Education forum!

Hello colleagues,
Are you finding that humanities can be valuable in occupational therapy education?  I am finding that biographies, fiction, poetry,  visual art, drama, dance and other humanities prompt thoughtful discussion about occupation, culture and human experience. I would love to hear experiences and ideas about using arts and humanities in OT education.
Thanks
Sue Coppola
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- USA

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