Developing a teaching portfolio to showcase your teaching ability

Burton, Lorelle J. (2006) Developing a teaching portfolio to showcase your teaching ability. In: Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice 2006, 26-30 Sep 2006, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Universities are currently placing greater emphasis on teaching. Many are increasing their commitment to teaching and exploring ways to improve and reward teaching excellence. A teaching portfolio is an important document that showcases a teacher’s achievements in teaching. It includes selected documents and materials on teaching activities and presents evidence of their effectiveness. Having a comprehensive teaching portfolio has been vital to my success in receiving national teaching excellence awards. This paper will report on the processes I followed to develop my teaching portfolio, demonstrating how this is an important exercise in self-reflection. For example, to prepare my teaching portfolio I had to (a) understand my personal teaching style, (b) scrutinise what I did in the learning and teaching environment, and (c) examine the impact of my teaching on student learning. This paper will also outline a typical table of contents in a teaching portfolio. For instance, it will show how a teaching portfolio should integrate material from oneself and others, and highlight the learning outcomes. Finally, this paper will consider the importance of documenting how teaching has evolved over time.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Awaiting paper from author which may be deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2006). Proceedings of the 2006 Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society: Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice (pp. 41-45). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-30-8.'
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: personal portfolio; showcasing; teaching styles
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7823

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