Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists

3rd Edition


  • Gail Jensen
  • Elizabeth Mostrom
  • Key Features

    • Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings.
    • Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings.
    • Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires.
    • Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter.
    • Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know.
    • Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study.

    Table of Contents

    Section I: Education in the Academic Environment

    1. Curriculum Design for Physical Therapy Educational Programs
    2. From Curriculuar Goals to Instruction: Preparing to Teach
    3. Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings
    4. Physical Therapy Education in the Digital Age: Leveraging Technologies to Promote Learning
    5. Assessing and Improving the Teaching and Learning Process in Academic Settings
    6. Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education NEW!
    7. Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education NEW!
    8. Section II: Education in Practice Environments

    9. Preparation for Teaching in Clinical Settings
    10. Techniques for Teaching in Clinical Settings
    11. What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? NEW!
    12. Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning NEW!
    13. Patient Education and Health Literacy NEW!
    14. Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice NEW!
    15. Teaching and Learning Psychomotor Skills
    16. Community Health Promotion: Evolving Opportunities for Physical Therapists
    17. Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education


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    © 2013
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    About the authors

    Gail Jensen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics / Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies / Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    Elizabeth Mostrom

    Professor and Director of Clinical Education Program in Physical Therapy School of Rehabilitation Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, Michigan