Title

Beyond Teaching Portfolios: Using a Course Portfolio as a Form of Scholarship to Improve Students' Learning

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-2011

Abstract

Presented at SoTL Commons Conference

A course portfolio, unlike a teaching portfolio, is a form of teaching scholarship which epitomizes the inquiry and research focus of SoTL. Its purpose is to document the design, implementation and evolution of a specific course, thereby making explicit the implicit intellectual work of teaching. It is a tangible means of engaging in SoTL with the purpose of improving student learning and students' understanding. Often created in cross-disciplinary teams, course portfolios can also provide a forum for thinking about and discussing important teaching-learning issues with colleagues from other departments. This session will show how one instructor's participation in a course portfolio group enhanced preservice teachers' understanding of the nature of science and science teaching, and improved the intellectual discourse in the course she studied. Course portfolio

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

SoTL Commons Conference

Location

Statesboro, GA

Source

https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2010/92

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