Relationships Between Student Grit and Team-Based Learning Preferences in a Master's Level Occupational Therapy Program

Ron Carson
2017 Journal of Occupational Therapy Education  
This paper reports the relationship between student grit, defined as the specific characteristic of perseverance and passion for long-term goals, and perceptions of team-based learning (TBL). In a cohort of first-semester, master's level occupational therapy students (N=29), no statistically significant relationship between grit and positive perceptions of TBL was identified in this retrospective study. Findings suggest that students' grit levels are not predictive of positive or negative TBL
more » ... e or negative TBL perceptions. For OT faculty wishing to teach using a lessstructured "flipped" classroom environment such as TBL, this study suggests that high-performing students may have positive perceptions. ABSTRACT This paper reports the relationship between student grit, defined as the specific characteristic of perseverance and passion for long-term goals, and perceptions of team-based learning (TBL). In a cohort of first-semester, master's level occupational therapy students (N=29), no statistically significant relationship between grit and positive perceptions of TBL was identified in this retrospective study. Findings suggest that students' grit levels are not predictive of positive or negative TBL perceptions. For OT faculty wishing to teach using a less-structured "flipped" classroom environment such as TBL, this study suggests that high-performing students may have positive perceptions.
doi:10.26681/jote.2017.010105 fatcat:2vsufqk7obe5rmfvx3lzoyb2zi