Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?

Tickle, EJ, Davys, D ORCID: and Mckenna, JM 2010, 'Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?' , British Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 73 (5) , pp. 237-239.

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This opinion piece aims to clarify the concepts of the theory-practice and practice-theory gaps, and to begin to explore the impact of these gaps on efficacious occupational therapy practice. Any perceived gaps between theoretical knowledge and practice skills may have a detrimental effect of the student experience and ultimately upon the production of graduates who are fit for practice and purpose. A number of issues are raised. Once significant issue is the value of clinical updating for academic staff and its imact upon the student experience. ANother issue is the need for further clarification of the definitions of theory-practice / practice-theory gaps and consideration of the impact of these perceived gaps. A need for further reearch is identified to explore staff perceptions of these issues.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal Of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0308-0226
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Depositing User: Dr D Davys
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 09:22
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:36

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