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Introduction to Conceptual Frameworks. Occupational Therapy Division University of Cape Town ‘ Matumo Ramafikeng. Course Overview. Self-studies, lectures, assignment during practice learning Relevance and importance in terms of Occupational Therapy Practice. Course Structure.

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introduction to conceptual frameworks

Introduction to Conceptual Frameworks

Occupational Therapy DivisionUniversity of Cape Town‘MatumoRamafikeng

course overview
Course Overview
  • Self-studies, lectures, assignment during practice learning
  • Relevance and importance in terms of Occupational Therapy Practice
course structure
Course Structure
  • Self-study reading and group tasks
  • Lectures
  • Assignment
  • Paper cases
conceptual frameworks
Conceptual Frameworks
  • Integrating second and third year work – developing your theoretical repertoire
  • 2nd year- generic conceptual frameworks
  • 3rd year- occupation-focused conceptual frameworks
recap of related terminology
Recap of related terminology
  • Theory
  • Concept
  • Principle
  • PDF posted on Learning Management System: definitions and descriptions of learning constructs
  • Universal definitions are unlikely
  • The perspective of the author
  • Different meanings, for different people, in different contexts
functions of conceptual frameworks
Functions of Conceptual Frameworks
  • Descriptive: can be used to describe a phenomenon because it provides operational definitions of the phenomenon, it describes relevant variables and explains conditions under which variables vary
  • Delimiting: like a pair of glasses – can filter in and out certain information which helps to organise information into units of meaning
functions of conceptual frameworks1
Functions of Conceptual Frameworks
  • Generative:can be used to test hypotheses and generate new ideas
  • Integrative: allows the systematic bringing together of theoretical constructs and observable data into a consistent, meaningful, unified whole
understanding conceptual frameworks
Understanding Conceptual Frameworks
  • Who are its main theorists?
  • What are their key concepts and assumptions about humans?
  • What are the ideas about function-dysfunction continuum?
  • What are its postulates about change?
  • What principles may be derived from it?
  • How do these principles inform how the OT approaches clients, selects change modalities and structures the environment?
  • What specialized techniques arise from it and how do OT’s use them?
  • Cole, M. B. & Tufano, R. 2008. Applied Theories in Occupational Therapy : a Practical Approach. New Jersey Thorofare : SLACK.
  • Duncan, E.A.S. 2006. The Model of Human Occupation: Integrating theory into practice. In Duncan, E.A.S. (ed). 2006. Foundations for practice in occupational Therapy. 4th Edition. Elsevier Limited: London.

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