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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

June 2023 - Volume 37 - Issue 2

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The Time Is Now: Leveraging the Affective Domain in PT Education and Clinical Practice

"The traditional domains of learning are cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. These parallel the habits of head, hand, and heart as the foundations for knowing, doing, and being in health professions education. Physical therapy education is deeply rooted in a cognitive (head) and psychomotor (hand) taxonomy despite the mission, vision, and values of the profession that embody the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) requiring competence in the affective (heart) domain. Recently, the Model for Excellence and Innovation in Physical Therapy Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy excellence framework in academic physical therapy identified pedagogical variables grounded in the affective domain (AD), including shared beliefs and values, partnerships and collaborations, leadership and innovation, social responsibility and inclusion, and a drive for excellence with high expectations."

Authors: Berg-Carramusa, Cara A. PT, MSPT, EdD; Mucha, Matthew D. PT, DPT; Somers, Kimberly PT, DPT; Piemonte, Nicole PhD

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