The Fieldwork experience should:
- Be a collaborative learning experience among students, clients, fieldwork educators, onsite fieldwork coordinators and university programs
- Be mutually beneficial to students and fieldwork educators
- Be accepted as an essential part of professional growth for both students and fieldwork educators and fieldwork site
- Occur in a positive learning environment
- Consider the teaching methods and learning styles of both students and fieldwork educators
- Consider students’ learning objectives in relation to their professional development within the context of the fieldwork environment
- Support students to account for their learning
- Enable students to link theory with practice
- Enable students to take an active role within the site
- Promote satisfaction for both students and fieldwork educators regarding the fieldwork experience
- Occur anywhere the roles and functions of an occupational therapist can be developed and integrated.
Information for Students
Placements offer hands-on experience in a variety of contexts and a chance to apply theory and taught approaches.
Find out more about fieldwork placement requirements, access important documentation and read FAQs.
Information for Fieldwork Educators
Clinicians offering placements not only benefit from the addition of talented, enthusiastic student occupational therapists in their practice, but also from new perspectives and energy as they train future colleagues.
Offer a student placement, access key documents and free online training modules, and learn more about the benefits of becoming a fieldwork educator.
Photo for Fieldwork Educator area by Georg Arthur Pflueger