Strengths and limitations of the occupational therapy model curriculum guide as illustrated in a comprehensive curriculum revision process


Journal Article

The Model Curriculum was developed to guide curriculum design initiatives in occupational therapy. No data exist describing the Model Curriculum guide in an actual curriculum design process. This paper offers initial descriptive data on the strengths and limitations of the Model Curriculum guide as illustrated in a comprehensive curriculum revision process. The strengths of the Model Curriculum guide included: (1) it represented curriculum as a holistic academic plan and curriculum design as a series of decision points around interrelated elements, (2) it provided an orientation to the vocabulary and process of inductive curriculum design, (3) it provided a general process for undertaking curriculum revision work that was data-driven, and (4) the guide helped raise fundamental questions about the nature of curriculum and learning. Yet, each of these functions was also limited. Limitations are described and recommended revisions to the Model Curriculum guide are offered. © 2011 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hooper, B; Atler, K; Wood, W

Published Date

  • April 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 194 - 207

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-3098

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0738-0577

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/07380577.2011.576748

Citation Source

  • Scopus