What is it about?
Digital natives are people who have grown up with and are comfortable with using technology. This interprofessional study used a mobile app developed for Goal Attainment Scaling to measure and continuously track student's progress toward individually selected wellness and professional development goals for their capstone fieldwork experience.
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Why is it important?
During fieldwork, students often experience high stress related to juggling clinical work, personal life, and finances, all while geographically separated from campus. Little research has been conducted to study how students transition to the clinical setting and how to better support their success in field placement using preferred digital tools.
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This page is a summary of: Leveraging technology in field education for digital natives: Using goal attainment scaling, Social Work Education, July 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2019.1642318.
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Using Goal Attainment Scaling
Please see the WMU OT department YouTube channel where we have uploaded training videos for Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS). There are also some short demos of an earlier/alpha version mobile app for GAS that we developed. Our beta version app is currently being externally beta tested with University researchers.
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