EXPLORING PROBLEM BASED LEARNING AND CLINICAL REASONING: AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDENTS

Open Access
Author:
Brady, Karen Lynn
Graduate Program:
Adult Education
Degree:
Doctor of Education
Document Type:
Dissertation
Date of Defense:
May 29, 2008
Committee Members:
  • Edward W Taylor, Committee Chair
  • Elizabeth Jean Tisdell, Committee Member
  • Carol F Whitfield, Committee Member
  • Raffy Reinaldo Luquis, Committee Member
Keywords:
  • clinical reasoning
  • problem based learning
  • action research
  • occupational therapy
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Framed from a social constructivist perspective this action research study was undertaken to explore a problem-based learning approach and its relationship to occupational therapy students’ clinical reasoning skills. Rich text provides support for the key findings reveled through this study. The findings are organized around three main categories; problem based learning, clinical reasoning, and the relationship between problem based learning and clinical reasoning. The findings have implications for occupational therapy and adult education