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Exploring How Educators are Implementing and Assessing Reflection in Occupational Therapy Education

The purpose of this research study is to better understand how occupation therapy educators facilitate the development of reflective practices in occupational therapy students for personal and professional growth.

Participants must be current working as an occupational therapy educator in an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program. In addition, participants must be 18 years of age or older and be able to read and write in English.

Participants will be asked to complete a 15- minute anonymous electronic survey (see recruitment flyer attached) about their use of reflection as a learning tool and how reflection is assessed within occupational therapy education.

There are no direct benefits to the participant, but the results of this study can potentially influence the occupational therapy educational practices through understanding how reflection is used and assessed currently and through the identification of gaps in education practices as it relates to the use of reflection.

Potential risk includes a potential loss of time and loss of confidentiality of survey in an electronic format.

Participants may stop their participation at any time by clicking out of the survey. In addition, no identifying

information will be collected within the survey. All deidentified data will be stored on a password protected Google Drive that only the researchers will have access to.

The survey will be closed after 4 weeks of being posted.