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Physiotherapy Training 2.0

WorkgroupKnowledge Construction
Duration06/2015 – open
FundingIWM budget resources
Project description

Accompanying the practical training of physiotherapists at the vocational school ulmkolleg, an internet-based learning platform was designed and implemented in the clinical education period. This platform also represents the research environment of the project. The aim of this platform is to accompany and support the clinical training on patients and the learning process of the students. Furthermore, research questions in the field of collaborative knowledge construction and individual learning are investigated over the entire course of training.

A key objective of the physiotherapy training is to support the students in their professional development to a reflected practitioner, i.e. the students should learn to make reflected decisions in the course of treatment on their own and to document their treatment and findings. In the cooperation project, quasi-experimental field studies will investigate to what extent the use of an online platform supports the acquisition of knowledge and the development of relevant competencies. For this purpose, studies on communication (peer-tutoring), knowledge acquisition and the ability to reflect on one's own work are conducted. The findings will be used for the further development of the online platform.


ulmkolleg, Institute for Vocational Education and Training of Physiotherapy, Massage and Podiatry


Bientzle, M., Lechner, C., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2018). Online peer consulting for health professionals. The Clinical Teacher, 15, 1-5.

Bientzle, M., Lechner, C., & Kimmerle, J. (2018). Physiotherapieausbildung 3.0 - Online Peer Tutoring in der fachpraktischen Ausbildung: Umsetzung und Ergebnisse. pt_Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 70(3), 95-99.

Lechner, C., Bientzle, M., & Kimmerle, J. (2018). Physiotherapieausbildung 3.0 - Online Peer Tutoring in der fachpraktischen Ausbildung: Ausgangssituation und didaktisches Konzept. pt_Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 70(2), 87-90.