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The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices
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The Teaching Portfolio: Best Reflective Practices

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In this "best practices" presentation, I discussed how the digital teacher portfolio is an example of reflective practices in education.

In this "best practices" presentation, I discussed how the digital teacher portfolio is an example of reflective practices in education.

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  • 1. The Teaching Portfolio Best Reflective Practices By Doug Strahler
  • 2. Overview       What is a teaching portfolio? What is reflective practice? Why have a teaching portfolio? What should portfolios demonstrate? Electronic teaching portfolios Sample Teaching Portfolios
  • 3. How many of you have a teaching portfolio?  Please put up a green check if you do
  • 4. Definition of a Teaching Portfolio  “A teaching portfolio is a coherent set of materials, including work samples and reflective commentary on them, complied by a faculty member to inquire into and represent his or her teaching practice as related to student learning and development” Center for Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University, n.d.
  • 5. What is a Teaching Portfolio? Process        Reflection Narrative Analysis Goals Revisions Mentoring (Collaboration) Improvement Zubizarreta, 1995 Product      Evidence-based Selective Information Representative Data Appendix Materials Assessment/Evaluation
  • 6. What is reflection?  “Reflection occurs when learners look back on their performance in a situation and compare their performance with some set of standards or with other performances, such as their own previous performances and those of experts” Collins & Halverson, 2009
  • 7. Critical Component: Reflection Process Reflection as a whole Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection
  • 8. David Kolb’s Learning Cycle The University of Iowa Center for Teaching, n.d.
  • 9. Three Forms of Reflection 1. 2. 3. Reflection on your process Comparison of your performance with the performance of experts Comparison of your performance with a set of criteria for evaluating performance Collins & Halverson, 2009
  • 10. What should portfolios include?    Information from oneself Information from others Products or outcomes of student learning
  • 11. Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence  The Teaching Portfolio      Statement of teaching philosophy Student evaluation summary A curriculum vitae A list of post-secondary courses taught Sample course materials        Syllabi Assignments and Grading Guide Student Paper with Comments (with statement of student permission) Lesson Plan Exam or quiz Description of semester-long project Course website excerpts
  • 12. Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence  The Teaching Portfolio (cont.)    List of professional interactions about teaching Documentation of classroom observation by a faculty member Writing Reflections on Teaching Materials
  • 13. What should portfolios demonstrate?         Responsibilities Philosophy Methodologies Materials Student ratings Peer reviews Efforts to improve teaching Goals
  • 14. Electronic Portfolios Traditional Portfolio      Collecting Selecting Reflecting Projecting Celebrating Barrett, 2005 Technology allows      Archiving Linking/Thinking Storytelling Collaborating Publishing
  • 15. Technology Tools for Reflection      Blogs (Reflective journal) Wikis (Collaborative Web Pages) Multimedia (Digital stories & Podcasts) Interactive micro-blogging (Twitter) Social Networking Barrett & Richter, n.d.
  • 16. Sample Teaching Portfolio
  • 17. Final remarks     This is not a one-time collection of documents, but a process that will continue over time Reflect & Revise (Add/Subtract/Edit) Demonstrates growth & development Become a reflective practitioner
  • 18. References Barrett, H. C. (2005). Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement [White paper]. Retrieved from http://www.taskstream.com/reflect/whitepaper.pdf Barrett, H. C., & Richter, J. (n.d.). Technology Tools for Reflection. Retrieved from http://sites.google.com/site/reflection4learning/technology-tools-for-reflection Center for Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University (n.d.). The Teaching Portfolio. Retrieved from http://www.duq.edu/cte/academic-careers/teaching-portfolio.cfm Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking education in the age of technology. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Harvard University Office of Career Services. (2010). Teaching Portfolios. Retrieved from http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do? keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29708 The University of Iowa Center for Teaching (n.d.). David Kolb’s Learning Cycle. Retrieved from http://centeach.uiowa.edu/documents/DavidKolb.pdf Zubizarreta, J. (1995). The Teaching Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improvement and Assessment of Teaching [White paper]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/WSSU_CETL/tp-workshop-handout-1

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