Tuesday, 2 of September of 2014

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.