Occupational therapists of the 21st century must be educated to provide intervention within health, education, community, and policy-making areas. Therapists need to solve complex problems, often in collaboration with numerous stakeholders. This article proposes that preparing occupational therapists for current practice requires a fundamental change in our educational beliefs and that a collaborative approach among students and fieldwork educators is most congruent with the interactive environments of current practice. The philosophical principles of collaborative learning are reviewed and practical considerations to apply the principles to Level II fieldwork programs are described.
Cohn, Ellen S. and Dooley, Nancy Robert, "Collaborative Learning Applied to Fieldwork" (2002). Occupational Therapy Department Faculty Publications and Research. 2.