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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
Meet Our SIGs
Only members of the APTA Academy of Education may participate in any or all of the Special Interest Groups (SIGS) listed below. These SIGs were developed to provide an avenue for networking with physical therapists expressing the same professional interests.
Academic Faculty Special Interest Group
The Academic Faculty Special Interest Group (AFSIG) serves as a forum for sharing and exchanging information about faculty matters and as an advocacy group for academic faculty in addressing issues of concern in physical therapy education.
Anatomy Educators Special Interest Group
The Anatomy Educators Special Interest Group (AESIG) serves as a forum to promote professional development, research and educational excellence for those teaching anatomy in physical therapy (PT and PTA) educational programs.
Clinical Education Special Interest Group
The Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) serves as a resource and forum for individuals who have a professional concern for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Physical Therapist Assistant Educators Special Interest Group
The Physical Therapist Assistant Educators Special Interest Group (PTAESIG) serves as a resource and forum for individuals who have an interest in physical therapist assistant education.
Residency/Fellowship Education Special Interest Group
The Residency/Fellowship Education Special Interest Group (RFESIG) provides a forum where residency/fellowship faculty including program directors, coordinators and mentors promote excellence in residency education.
Scholarship of Education Special Interest Group
The Scholarship of Education Special Interest Group (SoESIG) provides a forum where both academic and clinical educators will promote and enhance the quality of educational scholarship in physical therapist education.
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