Teaching Occupations and Performance (OCCP1098)


Whether in working in partnership with one person or a group of people, teaching and learning is a fundamental, collaborative process applicable to all areas of occupational therapy practice. The unit applies principles of systematic instruction in relation to teaching and learning in occupational therapy. Students will develop proficiency using a range of prompting and cueing processes to facilitate people's engagement in activities and routines in everyday life. In doing so, students will answer the following questions: How do people learn? How can I help people learn to perform activities and develop new routines where they live, work and play? What specific instructional methods can I use to foster learning within different contexts? How can I measure what people have learned as a result of therapy?

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2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week, and self-directed learning.


Written /multimedia report (50%); written report with teaching plan and video footage (50%)

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