Education Day

The WFOT Education Day was staged at the University of NSW on Monday 24 July, and offered colleagues from around the world the chance to exchange information, explore new ideas and developments in the arena of OT education.

The Education Day focused specifically on how new technologies are transforming and providing opportunities for education to be more flexible and mobile than ever before.

The day was based on two principle themes relating to e-learning; ‘Processes and tools’ and ‘Inclusion’, and participants were encouraged to actively participate in the open conference format, to explore the themes in more detail.

The Education Day schedule was as follows:

9.30 – 9.40 Opening remarks
9.45 – 10.15 Stimulus paper. The ENOTHE experience.
Presenters: Linda Renton, Hanneke van Bruggen and Gitte Mathiasson
10.45 – 12.00 Open space discussions – Theme: Process and Tools
Discussion topics
· Internationalisation of education / cross institutional/ cross national initiatives

  • Technology for fieldwork (allocation support)
  • Technology for learning & sharing
  • Technology for practice (technology shaping
  • practice)
  • Research in ICT and ICT in Research
12.00 -12.30 Plenary – feedback from discussion groups
1.15 -1.45 Stimulus paper. Inclusive OT education
Presenters: Sue Baptiste and Bonny Jung
1.45 – 3.00 Open space discussions – Theme: Inclusion
Discussion topics

  • Disability
  • Economics of learning & Openshare approaches
  • Professional development of educators
  • Diverse needs of learners/ mobility learning
  • Digital immigrants/ digital natives
3.00 – 3.45 Plenary – feedback from discussion groups
3.45 – 3.55 Where to from here

Education Day Online Forum

Recording the events of the day on-line provides the opportunity for on-going discussion and development of ideas amongst educators well after the Congress has finished.

Click here to participate in this discussion.