Volume 4, Issue 3 (2016) Summer 2016

Special Issue on Education: Expanding the Scope and Impact of Education Research

This issue addresses the question, How do we grow education research in occupational therapy? A new research agenda matrix is presented and each article exemplifies an intersection in the matrix. Dr. Sylvia Rodger and I also discuss this question in a special She Said/She Said feature article in this issue. Dr. Lori Reynold’s story and cover art mirror the design, persistence, and creativity involved in assembling knowledge about and for teaching and learning.

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


Developing an Indigenous, Entry-Level Master’s Degree Program in a Country with an Emerging OT Profession
Lesley A. Garcia, Julie D. Kugel, Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, and Esther Huecker


Professional portfolios used by Canadian occupational therapists: How can they be improved?
Brigitte Vachon, Annie Rochette, Aliki Thomas, Welove Foucar Desormeaux, and Ai-Thuy Huynh


Digital Storytelling as Poetic Reflection in Occupational Therapy Education: An Empirical Study
Lisebet S. Skarpaas, Grete Jamissen, Cecilie Krüger, Vigdis Holmberg, and Pip Hardy


Student Perceptions of Scholarly Writing
Shirley Peganoff O'Brien, Dory Marken, and Kelsey Bennett Petrey

Topics in Education


Achieving Teaching, Scholarship, and Service through Community Engagement
Carole K. Ivey, Jodi L. Teitelman, Kelli W. Gary, Dianne F. Simons, Jayne T. Shepherd, and Albert E. Copolillo

Opinions in the Profession

Occupation and the Artist


Guest Co-Editor
Barb Hooper, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, Colorado State University
Diane Powers Dirette, Ph.D., OTL, FAOTA
Managing Editor
Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Fox, MS, OTR/L
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Art Editor
Lydia Royeen, MOT, OTR/L

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Occupation and the Artist

The “Occupation and the Artist” section of OJOT highlights the use of art in the practice of OT and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.

Sponsor Profile

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