W25 #becomingeducational You’re thinking about the Portfolios!

As always in #becomingeducational we will give class time to the assignments. So once the Performances are over we will have one week, W28, on your Portfolios and one week, W29, on the final essay… However, some of you want to get a head start – and we are already getting questions on the Portfolio – so here are some tips!

A cool portfolio is…

The Portfolio is where you show us what you have gained from the THREE PROJECTS that you have done.

We asked you to at least do:

Blogging to Learn

Develop a Digital Me

Group Performances.

BUT – you could do MORE than that – and then CHOOSE which three of your many projects you submit in this portfolio. The portfolio is worth 30% of the course marks. We designed it around Project Based Learning so that you would drive your own learning through your own interests and your own motivation.

You could make up or develop your own project idea – and as well as the three listed above, we suggested:

Reading – Make it fun

Sketch Books

Art and Artists

Writers and writing

Learning Project.

With each Project that you did, we wanted you to think of some sort of educational angle and/or some reason that someone who is becoming an educationalist would benefit from a project like that.

When presenting your projects in a portfolio:

Have a CONTENTS page that clearly indicates your THREE projects…

Make the portfolio itself something beautiful – take some pleasure and pride in it.

Remember the idea is to showcase your creativity – your ability to set your own goals – your ability to learn experientially – and to apply your learning to yourself as a student now – and to your future educationalist self.

When writing about your projects – think about answering these questions – for each portfolio item:

What did I do?


What did I get from the experience?

How might this impact on me as a student now and/or as an educationalist in the future?

Tip: keep your writing really brief and CONCISE – BUT do add some pix as evidence of your creative engagement and HUGE learning?

And finally

We hope that you did engage in some projects over the course of this year – and that you enjoyed the experience – a little bit of heutagogy?

AND – may be Project Based Learning is going to be a paragraph in your final Becoming essay?

But that will be the subject of another blog post!!





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