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Sue has been the coordinator of the Occupational Therapy OWLS program since commencing at Deakin in 2006. Sue provides teaching and supervision to OWLS students undertaking fieldwork in level three and four of the Occupational Science and Therapy program at waterfront campus, and lectures into other levels of the program. Sue also works part time in the area of health promotion which marries nicely with the OWLS program and a focus on role emerging areas of practice. Sue has an interest in areas of student self directed learning, self and peer assessment as well as health promotion. Previously Sue has worked in community ot practice, neurological rehabilitation, management and project management positions.
Coordination of OWLS program in HSO 304 and 405. Teaching into these units as well as HSO 202.
Sue’s research interests are in the field of Occupational Therapy, community health and health promotion, community kitchens, role emerging areas of ot practice and student self and peer assessment in work integrated learning, and include areas such as:
• Developing students skills in lifelong learning with a focus on self directed learning and reflective practice
• Developing students’ skills to work in new and emerging areas of future practice
• Evaluation of scope of OT role within community health and health promotion.
Nomination for Award for Excellence for the Occupation Wellness and Life Satisfaction (OWLS) program which is role emerging, community based work integrated learning (WIL) for occupational therapy students in third and fourth years.
Australian Occupational Therapy Association
Higher Education & Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Harman, S., Yeatman, A., (2011). Student peer and self assessment in the context of work integrated learning: Making it work. 34rd Annual International HERDSA Conference, Gold Coast, 4-7 July.
Harman, S., Roberts, T., (2010). The Occupation, Wellness and Life Satisfaction (OWLS) program. Advancing professional practice through an innovative model of fieldwork at Deakin University.
OT Australia Victoria State Conference, Melbourne, 12 – 13 November
Harman, S., (2010). Evolution – conception to current practice: The Occupation, Wellness and Life Satisfaction (OWLS) program. Health Professional and Health Sciences Educational Research Symposium 2010, Melbourne, 30 September