2020 COTE Summer Institute

Center for Occupational Therapy Education at Duke University
Summer Teaching and Learning Institute

Designing Courses to Convey Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Value using The Subject-centered Integrative Learning Model (SCIL-OT)

Thank you for your patience as we have waited for the so called dust to settle a bit and make decisions about this year’s institute. Rather than cancel the institute, we are excited to offer the first online version! Dates will remain the same: June 1-3, 2020. We will use Zoom as our platform. We are working with our education technology staff to help ensure that the institute retains its dynamic, interactive, “workshop” character from previous years in face-to-face formats.

If you have registered for COTE but feel that an online format does not meet your needs as a participant, we will provide full refunds for all requests received by May 15, 2020. You can submit your request to lindy.norman@duke.edu.

Registration for the 2020 COTE Summer Institute conference has closed because we have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event. Thank you for your interest! If you were unable to register for this year, please make sure to join us next year.

Please take good care and we look forward to our time together in June.

June 1-3, 2020

  • Individual Registration – $400.00
  • Group Registration – $350 (Group registration applies to three or more faculty from the same department.)

All packages include:

  • Conference Materials
  • Technology Support
  • CEU’s
  • 30-minute Post-Conference Program Specific Consultation

Leaders in occupational therapy have for years charged the profession to revitalize occupation as the center of occupational therapy practice, to uphold the distinct value of the profession. As educators, we take this charge to heart every day in the classroom.

Now there is an educational model to guide course and curriculum designs that challenge students to

  • Integrate all curricular topics with knowledge of occupation,
  • Develop advanced ways of knowing,
  • Engage in interprofessional collaborations,
  • See the power of occupation to change lives and systems, and
  • Uphold the unique contributions of occupational therapy.

The Subject-centered, Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) is a unique approach to fostering learning about occupational therapy’s core knowledge in all courses. The model is inclusive of experiential learning, problem-based learning, simulation, flipped classrooms, inter-professional education and other instructional methods.

Participants in the COTE Summer Institute will

  • Learn and use principles of subject-centered integrative learning to evaluate and (re)design a course and course materials
  • Describe the elements, transactions and views of knowledge in the Subject-centered Integrative Learning (SCIL) Model
  • Compare and contrast how different views of knowledge and knowledge organization structures produce different approaches to instructional design.
  • Evaluate and create learning outcomes, assessments/assignments, activities and content using the Subject-centered Integrative Learning (SCIL) model.
  • Explain how the SCIL model supplements generic backward instructional design processes for occupational therapy.
  • Apply the SCIL model to curriculum design