Arrived home late last month from a tremendous trip to the AOTA conference Indianapolis with friend and colleague Sue Sain, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. While there were many sessions and events worthy of a blogpost I wanted to begin with information about SoTL, aka, Scholarship for Teaching and Learning. Led by Andrea Bilics, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; John White, PhD, OTR/L; and Ann James, PhD, this session consisted of presentations and group discussions designed to foster collaborative research to provide evidence for best practice in OT education. In my own research I have found precious little published literature about OT education and no published literature about the education of OTA students! I am looking forward to the opportunity to dialogue with these scholars and participate in collaborative research to identify effective instructional methods.

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