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KMID : 1152120180010020005
Korean Journal of Health & Occupational Science
2018 Volume.1 No. 2 p.5 ~ p.14
Systematic International Fieldwork Education by KAOS for Occupational Therapy Students in Korea
Kim Ji-Hyeon

Kim Jung-Hun
Kim Hyub
Abstract
This is a description of an occupational therapy international fieldwork(OTIF) administered by the Korean Academy of Occupational Science(KAOS). Curriculum of OTIF-KAOS education is consist of clinical fieldwork, pre-education, distance supervision, onsite guidance, and post-education. The fieldwork is volunteered and unpaid work for 4 weeks in US, as a level Ⅰ role-emerging fieldwork of non-traditional practice. Contents of the pre-education include general orientation, cultural knowledge, tips for living, communication skills, google simulation, and fellowship with fieldwork mate, learning assignments, and mentoring. The distance supervision is communication utilizing closed-SNS. Onsite guidance is a distinctive feature of OTIF-KAOS that fieldwork educator actually visits the site and guides students’ problem solving and reflective learning during their fieldwork. Post-education requires student to give a briefing on the fieldwork and be a mentor for future participants. Learning objectives of OTIF-KAOS based on the keyword of contemporary OT(client, occupation, evidence, culture) are 1) understand clients’ needs & desire, 2) identify what kind of occupational opportunity is supported and how, 3) be witness, reporter, and pioneer of the best-practice with own experience, and 4) improve cultural intelligence & competence. KAOS expects OT students grow as leader of innovative OT in future Korea through the systemic OTIF-KAOS program.
KEYWORD
Axiology, International Fieldwork, Fieldwork Education, Level Ⅰ Fieldwork, Occupational Science, Occupational Therapy, Role-Emerging Fieldwork
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