Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455706167, 9781455706013

Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists

3rd Edition

Authors: Gail Jensen Elizabeth Mostrom
eBook ISBN: 9781455706013
Paperback ISBN: 9781455706167
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th May 2012
Page Count: 304

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Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices.

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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About the Authors

Gail Jensen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physical Therapy, Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Dean, Graduate School, 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


"This book successfully fulfills its aim in demonstrating the various aspects of education in both academic and clinical practice environments. The information is well suited to academics, clinical instructors, and a graduate students alike...The use of appropriate examples to formulate the background for each chapter, the threshold concepts concluding the chapter's important take-home message, and the appendices at the end of each chapter further enhances the book's messages...Overall, this valuable publication is a fantastic resource which will help every academic, graduate student, an demonstrator to carry out effective teaching and learning in an academnic or clinical environment, and is highly recommended."

Physical Therapy Reviews, October 2013