In this course, which is part of the Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program, you have the option to develop an ePortfolio to support your development as a reflective practitioner by collecting evidence from the course activities and discussions.
The ePortfolio is a required assessment task if you are intending to complete all three courses that make-up the Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program.
To help you develop connections between the program and your workplace. To link theory to practice through discussion and analysis of key issues that interest you and your peers. Your portfolio will be used in two ways:
- record your general reflections about teaching and learning during the course (not for submission)
- complete the required portfolio activities drawing on your experiences during the program and copy these into the ePortfolio submission template provided at the bottom of the page (for submission in the Final Assessment course. (Note: The headings in the PDF template can also be copied into an editable document for you to complete.)
Reflective practice: this documentation of reflection related to your own practice is for personal purposes, not for direct submission. Maintaining a record of your reflections will provide the information you need to write up your final portfolio task.
Peer sharing: although you won’t be directly required to submit these personal reflections we suggest it would be useful to share them with a peer to gain insight into different perspectives. We have provided a peer review activity at the end of the course for you to share one of your portfolio tasks with your peers.
Collecting evidence: to complete the Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT) program you will be asked to submit artefacts from your FULT learning, so it will be useful to collect and keep a copy of these as part of your reflection.
- quotes from your reflective writing, or from the posts that have been critical in prompting your thinking;
- references to readings and research that have influenced you;
- lesson plans you have developed;
- mini-evaluations your have undertaken and other forms such as images you have captured or created.
Reflecting in your portfolio
In writing your reflection you can:
- write brief notes or point form phrases
- observe others and describe what you learn from them
- listen to what your peers/colleagues have to say about issues that you raise for discussion and use the different perspectives to deepen your personal reflection
- ask yourself ‘what’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions to discover why a situation you experienced or observed could be a valuable stimulus for reflection and learning.
ePortfolio activities (Overall length: 3000 words)
In your completed ePortfolio you are required to submit 8 activities in total that consist of:
Summary of ePortfolio activities
|1(a) Reflection on deep learning (300 words)||Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||Week 1 Step 1.17|
|1(b) Propose a teaching strategy (300 words)||Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||Week 3 Step 3.10|
|2(a) Reflection on active blended learning (300 words)||Introduction to Educational Design in Higher Education||Week 2 Step 2.8|
|2(b) Lesson plan (300 words)||Introduction to Educational Design in Higher Education||Week 2 Step 2.6|
|2(c) Assessment review (300 words)||Introduction to Educational Design in Higher Education||Week 2 Step 2.16|
|3(a) Reflection on mini evaluation (300 words)||Introduction to Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||Week 5 Step 5.9|
|3(b) Reflection on learnings and strategies (600 words)||Introduction to Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||Week 5 Step 5.9|
|4 Meta reflection (300 words)||An overall reflection (on your own reflections) for all three course||From 22 May via the assessment course|
ePortfolio setup and submission
You can find advice on setting up your ePortfolio on this page, how to set up an ePortfolio and under ‘Downloads’ at the bottom of the page.
ePortfolio submission checklist and rubric
This rubric will be used to assess your ePortfolio submissions and provide you with qualitative feedback. We encourage you to use the rubric to assess your own work as you develop your ePortfolio. It is also available under ‘Downloads’ at the bottom of this step.
Non-UNSW participant submission
You will submit your completed ePortfolio for marking and feedback via the FutureLearn Assessment course, once you have successfully completed all three (3) courses, upgraded each course and qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for each.
Successful completion of the ePortfolio will meet the requirements of the FutureLearn Program Award.
UNSW staff submission
You will submit your ePortfolio for marking via the ePortfolio submission link in Moodle.
Submission due date for UNSW staff only: 21st June 2017.
(UNSW staff are required to submit an ePortfolio in Moodle to successfully meet the requirements of the FULT program)
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