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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(11), 837-844
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-11-13
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Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision: A Process Model for Program Effectiveness

Debra J. Hanson1, , Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum1, Oaklee Rogers1, Tamara Turner1, Cherie Graves1 and Marilyn G. Klug1

1University of Mary, Occupational Therapy Department, Fargo, 58103, United States

Pub. Date: November 19, 2019

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Debra J. Hanson, Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum, Oaklee Rogers, Tamara Turner, Cherie Graves and Marilyn G. Klug. Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision: A Process Model for Program Effectiveness. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(11):837-844. doi: 10.12691/education-7-11-13


The collaborative fieldwork supervision model is one supervisory approach that is used to prepare future healthcare providers. Currently, the literature describing the model is limited, making it difficult to identify key factors impacting its use. Further, there is not a known measurement tool of factors influencing collaborative model use. The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, the Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Tool was created and disseminated nationally to occupational therapy practitioners to collect data about their beliefs regarding the benefits and limitations of the collaborative fieldwork supervision model, their use of the model’s strategies, and collaborative fieldwork supervision supports. The second goal was to create a model which was entitled The Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Process Model. Within the graphic Model, four factors were identified which included Perceived Value of the Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Model, Pragmatic Considerations for the Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Model, Fieldwork Educator Considerations for the Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Model, and Site Considerations for the Collaborative Fieldwork Supervision Model. This Model has potential to be used as a foundation for academic fieldwork coordinators to train both students and fieldwork educators when using the collaborative fieldwork supervision approach.

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