Clinician to Educator Series Module III: Learning Theories and Instructional Design for OT Education
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SKU: OL5103

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2017

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Non-Member Price: $54.95

Product Overview

Presented by:

Whitney Henderson, MOT, OTR/L

University of Missouri – Columbia


Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)

Course Series:

This course series is designed for clinicians who are interested in entering higher education as a faculty member, and for those who have recently made this transition and are interested in increasing their knowledge about this exciting area of practice. Courses will take you on a journey through the history of higher education in the United States to the history of OT education and ACOTE (R). Modules will introduce learning and instructional design theory and finally discuss classroom techniques needed to become a best practice educator.

Module Three: Learning Theories and Instructional Design for OT Education

This module covers several learning theories related to higher education in the United States. The learning theories discussed in this module include Constructivist Learning Theory, Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Self-Regulated Learning Theory, and Social Cognitive Learning Theory.  An introduction to pedagogy and andragogy will be included in this module.  These foundational topics will be expanded on during part two of this module to include developing and selecting instructional methods using learning theories in occupational therapy education. In addition, several key topics about instructional design will be discussed which will include a discussion of how to select instructional methods for student learning in a given educational practice.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to…

•Identify a goal of higher and professional education in the United States.

•Recognize activities involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

•Distinguish characteristics of pedagogy and andragogy.

•Identify characteristics of various learning theories recognized in higher education.

•Distinguish between two models of instructional design.

•Identify appropriately written learning objectives according to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

•Recognize evidence-based methods of instruction in higher education.


Domain: 3: Professional Issues: Higher Education

Keywords:  Education, Higher Education, Faculty, Educator

Audience:  OT/OTA

Level:  Intermediate