Congratulations! You have all finished this semester having performed at a very high level. Please take some time to share your thoughts about your autonomous education from a multidisciplinary perspective.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to take control of your education and to get the most out of it.
“This time I also experienced that the collaboration did not always go smoothly, so that many things still hadto be done at the last minute and as a result half of them were unable to help with certain assignments.”
“I feel that the openness of this course has made me more talkative and responsible and has been able to gain more knowledge outside the pharmaceutical field.”
“This course was very differently designed than our other courses.”
“I really liked the openness of the course! I am actually developing myself and this helped a lot.”
“These conversations allowed us to learn a lot from each other and about each other and it ultimately ensured that we became closer as a group.”
“This course let me do things that were out of my comfort zone.”
“I learned a lot during this elective because pain has been approached from different angles.”
“During this course I was able to inspire myself to independently delve into various aspects of pain.”
“In addition, I also really liked that during the tutorials my group was very open, and everyone dared to discuss everything.”
Welcome to Research Con
Pain can be discussed in a multidisciplinary manner
Use in classroom settings may be beneficial
Relatedness, interest, and motivation
We successfully developed a multidisciplinary course on pain in which students are exposed to autonomous teaching strategies. The course met the needs of autonomy and relatedness. Although students struggled at the beginning of the course with their autonomy, we can conclude that by the end of the course, students appreciated the course setup with autonomy-supportive teaching strategies. What motivated our students to persist and overcome the discomfort of the openness needs further investigation.
So how does this apply to my capstone?
My capstone focuses on pain education to various individuals with a multitude of backgrounds.
Doing so will improve how my clients relate to the material, their interest in the subject, and their motivation to apply what is taught.
This article can serve to inform my project as I seek to allow my participants more autonomy in the education process.
There was no blinding and no formal assessments were used.
Strong potential for bias in student responses
Only utilized in a class on pain. utilizing this method on a variety of subjects would improve the rigor.
Here are some study limitations and weaknesses
van Houwelingen, A.H.;Kusurkar, R.A.; Engels, F. Evaluationof a Multidisciplinary Bachelor Courseon Pain with Autonomy-SupportiveTeaching Strategies through the Lens ofSelf-Determination Theory. Pharmacy2021, 9, 66. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy9010066
This study can inform OTs to further emphasize autonomy in patient education to increase buy in and motivation.