Portfolios in Formal Education: Exploring Personal and Professional IdentityBuilding a Professional Online Brand.
Rarely called portfolios outside of formal education, there are still shared processes and similarities across the generations.
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Who knows what this means? Socrates & Plato said it 2500 years ago! Carved into the Temple at Delphi 2000 years ago"An unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates
Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform.
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A portfolio is, literally, a balanced collection of holdings related to one person, such as financial assets, job responsibilities, artistic works, and accomplishments. It’s something portable, something you carry with you. The portfolio represents the whole. It represents what you have or have done as an expression of who you are. (p.4)
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In his newest book still to be released, called From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education, coming out in May
How do we implement ePortfolios in a manner that engages students and helps achieve the purposes?
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Dr. Helen Barrett<br />EIFEL Conference • July 13, 2011<br />A vision for Lifelonge-Portfolios<br />4 Generations of my family, August 2009<br />
Lifelong Learning<br /> "Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~ Albert Einstein<br /> “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” ~ Peter F. Drucker<br /> "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." ~ Henry Ford<br /> "The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying." ~ Isaac Asimov<br />
Four key pillars of Lifelong Learning(Barbara Stäuble, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)<br />http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2005/refereed/stauble.html<br />
Knowing the learner (Self-awareness)<br />Understanding prior knowledge<br />Motivation for andattitudes toward learning<br />Help learners understand themselves<br />See their growth over time<br />
Planning for learning (Self management)<br />Setting goals<br />Develop a plan to achieve these goals<br />
Understanding how to learn (Meta-learning)<br />Awareness of learners to different approaches to learning<br />Deep vs. Surface Learning, Rote vs. MeaningfulLearning<br />Different Learning Styles<br />Help learners recognize success<br />Accommodate approaches that are not successful<br />
Digital Scrapbooks & Diaries<br />Family <br />Photo & Video Collections<br />Digital Documentation of Development<br />4 Generations of my family, August 2009, beginning our Alaska cruise <br />Family E-Portfolios<br />Social Networks<br />Family Event Videos (Weddings, Graduations, Funerals, etc.)<br />
Cartoon<br />Scenario<br />“Your life may be monitored and recorded for quality-control purposes.”<br />
Digital Identity<br />Creating a positive digital footprint<br />
Digital Birth:Welcome to the Online World<br />http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101006006722/en/Digital-Birth-Online-World<br />Mothers with children aged under two (N=2200) that have uploaded images of their child (2010)<br />Overall – 81%<br />USA – 92%<br />Canada - 84%<br />(EU5 - 73%)UK - 81% France - 74% Italy - 68% Germany - 71% Spain – 71%<br />Australia – 84%<br />New Zealand – 91%<br />Japan - 43%<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/sailbit/3329477282/<br />The research was conducted by Research Now among 2200 mothers with young (under two) children during the week of 27 September. Mothers in the EU5 (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain), Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan were polled.<br />
Balanced?<br />Learner-Centered<br />Institution-Centered<br />Focus on Interests, Passions, Goals<br />Choice and VoiceReflection<br />Lifelong Learning<br />Assessment for Learning<br />Focus on Standards, Outcomes<br />Accountability, Achievement <br />Term, Graduation<br />Assessment of Learning<br />
Transitions from School to Life/Work <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/29008389@N03/4589225507/<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgovernor/5421276571/<br />Digital Diaries & Resumes/<br />Vitas<br />E-Portfolios in the Workplace/professions<br />Professional Development<br />Online Brand <br />
“Know Thyself”<br />Temple at Delphi<br />http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/classics/images/clasgnothisauton_1.jpg<br />
Managing Oneself<br />Peter Drucker, (2005) Harvard Business Review<br />Sections:<br />What are my strengths?<br />How do I perform?<br />What are my values?<br />Where do I belong?<br />What should I contribute?<br />Responsibility for Relationships<br />The Second Half of your Life<br /> “Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform.”<br />Portfolio Purpose: Use e-portfolios for managing knowledge workers' career development<br />
Portfolio Careers<br />Video: http://vimeo.com/15236162<br />Use e-portfolios to helpworkers: <br />explore their life purpose and goals<br />explore their personal & professional identity<br />build their professional online brand<br />prepare for portfolio career/life<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanarenfro/4385850947/<br />
Life Portfolio – planning for an extended midlife transition (50-90)<br />An intentional combination of passions and pursuits<br />Envision new possibilities<br />Plan ahead – visualize a new life<br />Not “retirement” but “rewirement”<br />
Strategies for a Portfolio Life<br />Tell the Story of Your Life<br />Accomplishments Leave Clues… + self-esteem<br />Connect with OthersNetwork<br />Develop Your Goals… Change… Goals -- Purpose<br />Revise, Reflect, Rebalance<br />Story<br />Share<br />Goals<br />28<br />http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-3022965984-hd.jpg<br />
Golden Circle <br />What?<br />How?<br />Why?<br />ePortfolios across the lifespan<br />29<br />
The Learning CycleDavid Kolb from Dewey, Piaget, Lewin, adapted by Zull<br />
Experiential Learning ModelLewin/Kolb with adaptations by Moon and Zull<br />Practice<br />Have an experience<br />Reflect on the experience<br />Try out what you have learned<br />Metacognition<br />Learn from the experience<br />
Self-Regulated LearningAbrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 <br />Captions/Journals<br />Blog<br />Mobiles<br />Web Sites<br />Blog Pages<br />
“metacognition lies at the root of all learning”<br />“…self-knowledge, awareness of how and why we think as we do, and the ability to adapt and learn, are critical to our survival as individuals…”<br />James Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind:Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education (Stylus Publishers)<br />
Action -> Discovery -> Joy<br />Action and Exploration lead to Discovery<br />Discovery leads to Joy<br /> “The ultimate outcome of the journey is to understand our own understanding.” (p.15)(metacognition)<br /> “Emotional links generate motivation… The brain rewards itself with joy.” (p.17)<br />Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education. Stylus Publishing<br />
2011 Horizon Report – K-12<br />Time-to-adoption: <br />One Year or Less<br />Cloud Computing<br />Mobiles <br />Two to Three Years<br />Game-Based Learning<br />Open Content <br />Four to Five Years<br />Learning Analytics<br />Personal Learning Environments <br />New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org/<br />
2011 Horizon Report – Higher Ed<br />Time-to-adoption: <br />One Year or Less<br />Electronic Books<br />Mobiles <br />Two to Three Years<br />Augmented Reality<br />Game-Based Learning<br />Four to Five Years<br />Gesture-Based Computing<br />Learning Analytics<br />New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org/<br />
Mobile Touch: A Guide to Implementing Mobile E-learning in Your Organisation<br />
Is the Future ofe-Portfolio Development in your pocket?<br />iOS, WebOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows devices<br />
With iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), Android <br />Text Images Audio Video<br />Capture the Moment<br />
My Final Wish…<br /> Your e-portfolios become dynamic celebrations & stories of deep learningacross the lifespan.<br />4 Generations of my family on our Alaska cruise, August 2009<br />Thank You!<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfrancis/539308690/<br />45<br />
Dr. Helen Barrett<br />Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br />Founding FacultyREAL*ePortfolio Academy for K-12 Teachers<br />*Reflection, Engagement, Assessment for Learning<br />email@example.com<br />http://electronicportfolios.org/<br />Twitter: @eportfolios<br />http://slideshare.net/eportfolios<br />
Initial Online Courses Planned<br />Overview of Student-Centered Electronic Portfolios in K-12 Education (tool-neutral – focus on “Portfolio” Reflection Process & Feedback) – 3 weeks – pilot course in August 2011<br />Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Google Apps (Docs, Sites, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Digication, Teacher Dashboard) or WordPress(focus on “Electronic”) – 10 weeks – beginning Sept 2011<br />Add Voice to ePortfolios with Digital Storytelling<br />Create Your Professional Portfolio (tool neutral)<br />