Portfolio development workshop series 2013

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This is the first in a series of Portfolio development workshops for the Faculty of the Natural Sciences at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). This workshop is an introduction to the UWC context and requirements for portfolio development.


  • 1. Faculty of the Natural Sciences Portfolio Development Series Workshop I 14 May 2013 Rita Kizito
  • 2. Introducing the purpose and UWC framework for compiling a teaching portfolio
  • 3. On completion of todays workshop, you should be able to: Outline the nature and purpose of a teaching portfolio Explore the UWC requirements for compiling a teaching portfolio Start identifying the evidence from your own teaching and learning experience for inclusion in your own portfolio.
  • 4. What is a teaching portfolio? an organized collection of evidence of a teachers best work that is selective, reflective and collaborative ( Gelfer, Xu & Perkins, 2004:128) Factual description of a professors teaching strengths and accomplishments. It includes documents and materials which collectively suggest the scope and quality of a professors teaching performance (Seldon, 1997:2)
  • 5. What is the purpose of a teaching portfolio? to demonstrate a teachers accomplishments over time and document the variety of contexts in which the accomplishments occur( Shriven, 1996) to assess and evaluate teacher performance (Gelfer, Xu & Perkins, 2004:127)
  • 6. From the UWCs point of view highlight on your achievements in terms of teaching & learning at UWC elaborate on how you have reflected on your own teaching practices and used these reflections to advance the teaching & learning agenda at UWC show how you have been able to establish a context that encourages good learning.
  • 7. 1st 5th 9th 2nd 3rd 7th 4th 6th 8th Image from: http://graphicriver.net/item/double-helix-dna-strand/65979 Your students- who are they and what are their learning needs? What is your teaching philosophy? What informs it ? Curriculum design and development Assessment - how do you know that your planned learning goals for students are being met? Contribution and participation in institutional T&L activities Scholarship - what scholarly works have informed your teaching? Professionalization - teaching & learning workshops presented or attended. Infusion of technologies Evaluation of teaching & learning The Architecture of Proficient Teaching UWC REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPILING A TEACHING PORTFOLIO
  • 8. Group Activity (10 -15 minutes) Individually, jot down the kinds of evidence that you would need to include in your portfolio as evidence of aspects of teaching and learning (one item on each sticker).. In groups of 4 -5 , organize these items into lists, with a heading for each list. Share these with the bigger group.
  • 9. What should go into a portfolio ? Type a detailed list of the items you needed to complete your experiments. Be specific about the amounts used.
  • 10. Procedure List all of the steps used in completing your experiment. Remember to number your steps. Add photos of your experiments.
  • 11. Data/Observations It is easier to understand the data if it is put into a table or graph. Create a graph in Microsoft Excel and import it here. Make sure all data is clearly labeled.
  • 12. Conclusion Type a brief summary here of what you discovered based on the results of your experiments. You need to indicate whether or not the data supports the hypothesis and explain why or why not.
  • 13. Works Cited Be sure to include print and electronic sources and put them in alphabetical order.