Teaching Methods

Quinnipiac's occupational therapy department strives to engage the student in learning activities that will promote the acquisition of information, independent use of scholarly materials, application of information to hands-on experiences in the labs and application of all the knowledge to real-life situations in service learning and fieldwork.

To meet this goal, we use the following teaching methodologies:
  • Traditional classroom lectures
  • Electronic access to information
  • Application of knowledge to actual client cases and in lab simulations
  • Observation and interactions in the field
  • Synthesis of information through problem-based learning
  • Analysis through critical-thinking activities and fieldwork level II
  • Activities in the community through service learning
The ultimate teaching goal is to provide student-centered educational experiences in multiple settings, while the ultimate learning goal for students is to enhance critical thinking and analysis necessary for entry-level practice in occupational therapy.

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