Part 1: Pre-placement Considerations
So you're thinking of taking on a student for a clinical placement, but unsure where to start?
Well congratulations, because in expressing your interest, you have taken the first step toward the creation of a Win-Win-Win learning experience for yourself and your work facility, the student and the University!!
Part One: Pre-placement Considerations for Student Clinical Education is designed primarily for the occupational therapy practitioner who has made an expression of interest and who is:
b) new to the clinical educator role and seeking support.
This pre-reading material aims to provide food for thought in exploring the benefits of having a student on placement at your work facility and in identifying what it is you need to do in order to set-up and effectively implement a positive student clinical experience.
Once you have worked through the information, checklists and worksheets, you will have (hopefully) arrived at one of three decisions:
- Yes, I am willing to offer a student placement… how do I get started?
- Yes, I am willing to offer a student placement in the near future, however would like more time to access education and develop a positive learning environment.
- Yes, I would like to offer a student placement in the future, however further time, consideration, collaboration and resources are needed in order to develop a positive learning environment.
So, let's start ...