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EDITORIAL

Exploring

Gwyer, Jan PT, PhD, FAPTA; Hack, Laurita M. PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA

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Journal of Physical Therapy Education: Volume 29 - Issue 2 - p 3
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“Exploration by real people inspires us.” —Stephen Hawking

Once again, we have an array of articles that demonstrate the breadth of current educational research in physical therapy. Bayliss et al, Greenfield et al, and Pignataro and Huddleston explore aspects of development of the behavioral skills so necessary for successful practice. Cohn et al and Hoglund explore specific topics in pedagogy. Hayward et al and Wise et al explore issues in the wider world in which we educate our students. And Hake et al explore the impact on our patients of care provided by students.

All of these explorations provide evidence that helps improve the education enterprise in physical therapy. We are confident that our readers will find something here that will improve their own work as educators.

We are also pleased to present a brief report on the ACAPT First Annual Geneva R. Johnson Innovations in Physical Therapy Education Forum, held in October 2014 at the Educational Leadership Conference. Dr Johnson has been leading the exploration of excellence and innovation in physical therapy education for many years. It is only fitting to have this forum serve as a continuing catalyst to further those explorations.

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