Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Strategies for Linking a New Caribbean OT Curriculum to the Local Context: An Ethnographic Case Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • University of the Southern Caribbean, Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Strategies for Linking a New Caribbean OT Curriculum to the Local Context: An Ethnographic Case Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505171. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6020
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505171. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6020
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

WFOT requires that OT curricula be contextually relevant, but it is not known how programs meet that requirement. This ethnographic case study demonstrated that educators used explicit and implicit methods to connect content to the local context. Educators modified instructional methods with the intention of linking the content, skill, or concept to the local context. This study provides a guide for programs aiming to meet the specific needs of a specific culture and context.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bill Roberts

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lesley Garcia

Contributing Authors: Barb Hooper