The four quadrant model of facilitated learning (Part 2): Strategies and applications

Craig GREBER, Jenny Ziviani, Sylvia Rodger

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Occupational therapists routinely use a variety of learning strategies as part of their engagement with clients. This paper is the second of a two‐part presentation of the Four‐Quadrant Model of Facilitated Learning (4QM), a client‐centred means of employing teaching–learning approaches to intervention. The first paper examined the way teaching–learning approaches can be used in occupational therapy. The current paper discusses the ways that various learning strategies can be used as therapeutic tools. Useful learning strategies are grouped according to purpose and presented in the 4QM as a coordinated way of organising therapeutic intervention. In this way, the 4QM is posited to enhance the repertoire of strategies from which therapists can draw, and to help coordinate the learning process over time. The 4QM is advanced as a way of informing clinical reasoning in teaching–learning approaches to occupational therapy by providing a means of understanding how and when various strategies are most appropriately used. Although grounded in theories of child learning, applications to adult learning may also be possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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