CSP teams up with RCOT to develop principles for practice-based learning

The CSP has joined forces with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) to produce a series of principles for practice-based learning.

Partners and Acknowledgments

The collaborative venture aims to provide a set of principles that will offer a clear direction and rationale for how to create quality practice-based placements for both physiotherapy and occupational therapy students.

CSP education adviser Tamsin Baird said: ‘We are delighted to be working with RCOT on these principles. By having clear and consistent messages across our professions, there is a collective opportunity to better shape and support quality placements.

‘There are lots of different people involved in creating placements, all with a common goal of developing the future workforce. The placement principles aim to speak to everyone involved – students, practice educators, practice teams, universities and placement host organisations.

We want to make it easier to design placements that work for you no matter where you practice

‘They will be highly practical, bringing together the current evidence base and incorporating a short five-minute task to bring each principle to life.’

She added that, amongst other things, the principles will cover models of supervision, the co-design of placements that both add value to practice and enable learning opportunities, the creation of inclusive environments and capturing data to measure impact.

Over the next few months, the CSP will inform members about how they can be involved in shaping the development of the placement principles, and the finalised document will then be launched later this year.

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