Showing the difference by being the difference

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  • Trisha Poole – tpoole@csu.edu.au or http://au.linkedin.com/in/tpoole
  • Subject: EEB420 - Reflective Practice in Learning and Teaching in Higher EducationLearner backgrounds = unknownTech skills = unknownKnown = CSU wants them to be using FBL practices
  • To make it relevant, it was important to present exemplars of FBL tools in action
  • EEB420 SG: https://eportfolio.csu.edu.au/pebblepad/viewasset.aspx?oid=220313&type=webfolioEEB420 template: https://eportfolio.csu.edu.au/pebblepad/viewasset.aspx?oid=220296&type=webfolio
  • Requires more investigation and consideration but it is an exciting opportunity that we are exploring more. It’s almost like Christmas – what’s inside the box?
  • Showing the difference by being the difference

    1. 1. Showing the Difference by Being the Difference Trisha Poole Charles Sturt University School of Teacher Education Flexible Learning InstituteTrisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    2. 2. Contextualisation Context • Professional Portfolio module in Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching • Learners = primarily early career academics at CSU • Hidden agenda = experiences of flexible & blended learning • Tech skills??? ((Knowledge of FBL???)) • Have been introduced to the eportfolio environment but level of competency is unknown • Knowledge of reflecting on practice?Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    3. 3. Contextualisation How does one demonstrate to a group of unknown learners the potential of eportfolios and the importance of reflection in ULT?Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    4. 4. Showing the differenceby being the difference... Keys • Designed in PebblePad • Designed as an eportfolio • Includes embedded portfolio template • Demonstrates potential and possibilities using PebblePad and online portfolio tools • Built in reflective content and prompts to further develop the sense around professional portfoliosTrisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    5. 5. What does it look like?Study guide designed as an eportfolio with embeddedexemplars and downloadable templatesTrisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    6. 6. Results The story so far... • Subject finished on October 14 – results soon! • So far, positive feedback, but very informal. • Most feedback has been along the lines of “good to see it in action”Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    7. 7. Concluding Remarks/Questions • What do learners in this subject want in terms of professional portfolios and eportfolios? • How can they be encouraged to explore reflective opportunities and use these reflections in their professional portfolios? • If we show them the difference, can they be encouraged to be the difference?Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    8. 8. Keys “Take home” messages/results • Showing & being the difference can make the difference • Being reflective through the teaching materials encourages reflection in learners • Encouraging experimentation but not to the exclusion of other methodsTrisha Poole School of Teacher Education
    9. 9. Contact Details Trisha Poole School of Teacher Education Charles Sturt University (Bathurst) tpoole@csu.edu.au http://au.linkedin.com/in/tpooleTrisha Poole School of Teacher Education

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