This is the last session of the course. Take the time to remind Ts the work they need to do to finish MEC, etc. Make a quick review of CLIL. Ask them to remember what yesterday’s session finished with (portfolios). What is assessment?
Ask Ts to answer the questions and reflect. 1. Is assessment gauged through tests only? Projects? Do you ask students to do research for homework and then present a project or essays? Do they perform tasks individually, or in groups?
The focus in the following slides is in portfolios and performance tasks.
Process and product portfolios represent the two major types of portfolios. A process portfolio documents the stages of learning and provides a progressive record of student growth. A product portfolio demonstrates mastery of a learning task or a set of learning objectives and contains only the best work... Teachers use process portfolios to help students identify learning goals, document progress over time, and demonstrate learning mastery... In general, teachers prefer to use process portfolios because they are ideal for documenting the stages that students go through as they learn and progress (Venn, 2000, p. 533).
You are a student who is doing your social service in the Ministry of Tourism. You have to help a group of nine foreign visitors to understand the main and most important characteristics related to the History, Geography and Economy of Vancouver.
You need to make a brochure with the written itinerary for a four day tour around the city including a budget of possible expenses.
You must include an explanation justifying why you have selected each place and how these will help the visitors to understand the characteristics mentioned before. Include a map which shows the route the visitors will follow on the tour. Your task will be a success if your brochure is complete, attractive and includes relevant information for any person willing to visit this city.
Goal: You have to help a group of nine foreign visitors to understand the main and most important characteristics related to the History, Geography and Economy of Vancouver.