Same Site Model of Fieldwork
Same Site Model [SSM] of Fieldwork
A unique approach to structuring learning during fieldwork has been designed and piloted at Tufts that involves a student completing a Level I and Level II fieldwork experience at the same training site. Students and fieldwork educators have identified the perceived benefits of this model to include:
- Becoming familiar with the setting
- Increasing comfort by lessening anxiety
- Gaining preparation for Level II fieldwork
Pilot survey results suggested that the SSM may help to decrease stress for both fieldwork students and fieldwork educators. To read more see:
Evenson,M.E., Barnes, M.A., & Cohn, E. S. (2002). Brief Report-Perceptions of Level I and Level II fieldwork in the same site. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 103-106.