In in the summer of 2015, the Massage Therapy (MT) faculty team discussed concerns with students’ demonstration of complex competencies involving critical thinking, especially in the clinical environment. In particular, there was a concern that students were unable to use previously acquired knowledge and skills in new and complicated environments. This desire to improve critical thinking, and more broadly capability, in students and graduates stimulated a change in the approach to learning within the MT program. In this workshop, we will present the process we went through from idea to results in the hopes of inspiring others to pursue scholarship projects in their classrooms.
- Describe the process of a TIF application.
- Generate one idea for a TIF project.
- Consider how the outcomes of this TIF project apply to your own course.