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Creighton Professors Guest Editors of Journal

Amy M. Haddad, R.N., Ph.D., director of Creighton's Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Professor in the Health Sciences, and Gail Jensen, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, associate dean for faculty development and assessment in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, are guest editors of the winter 2005 volume of The Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

This special issue, containing 10 articles by contributors from 14 institutions of higher education, including Haddad and Jensen, explores the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in physical therapist education. Many of the articles are written by a physical therapist educator and a faculty member from another discipline engaged in SoTL, and who participated in the Carnegie Fellow program of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL).

By pairing the contributors in this fashion, Haddad and Jensen were able to keep the focus of the papers on the emergence and development of SoTL in general, and in physical therapy education, specifically. Pat Hutchings, vice president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching stated in the introduction to the issue, “This volume offers a window on to the distinctive features of work by scholars of teaching and learning in physical therapy, and a look at these articles makes it clear how deeply that work is shaped by a focus on the particular knowledge and skills required of those who will become professional physical therapists.”

Haddad and Jensen noted that “the inter-professional dialogue that resulted in linking educators with Carnegie scholars created a unique model consistent with the goals of CASTL: to render teaching public, subject to critical evaluation, and make our findings and dialogue usable for others in the scholarly and general community.” Haddad was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Posted: 2/21/06