Concept Mapping as a Learning Tool in Occupational Therapy Education

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Abstract

This paper describes concept mapping and its use as a teaching and learning tool in an entry level occupational therapy program. In order for students to demonstrate their mastery of the concepts associated with a particular topic or body of knowledge, assignments involving concept maps were developed and used in two courses in an entry level occupational therapy program. Students were then surveyed about their perceptions and attitudes regarding the assignments. Students found the process of creating concept maps valuable to their learning of the content and the majority also enjoyed the process as a learning activity. The use of concept mapping as a way to encourage independent, individualized, and student-centered learning is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 26 2016

Keywords

  • Active learning
  • concept maps
  • occupational therapy education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

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