EDUC 7735 Professional Practice in Education Portfolio Level 7 15 credits

" my life, writing has been an important exercise to clarify what I believe, what I see, what I care about, what my deepest values are, that there's - that the process of converting a jumble of my thoughts into coherent sentences make you ask tougher questions". Barack Obama, 2012. Scherer, M. (2012) The President. Time Magazine, December 31, 2012, January 7, 2013.

What value does a professional portfolio add to your practice and to your long term career? In this course we explore professional portfolios and their role in learning and professional development. We use a critical reflective framework to encourage you to ask tougher questions about your own practice and development. 

Kia ora, 

welcome to the course. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with this page, and all the resources and support you have available to you.

Your teacher is Diana Ayling. You can contact me in a variety of different ways I have listed most of them here.  You are welcome to use MeetMe to book an appointment with me.

To communicate with the other students on the course click here for a private group - Social Learning Technologies 2013 (1).

Your assessment activities: You have one activity to complete in this course, the creation, curation and sustainability of your personal portfolio. The portfolio will include evidence of your professional practice, professional development, reflections on practice and a professional development plan. 

Your learning:

1. Document advances in your own practice. Collate, and curate your practice over the last five years. 


Teaching portfolios

Capabilities for Professional Success This is your link to the Teaching and Learning Community website.

2. Evaluate practice advances in relation to the literature and their continuing education/development. Seek feedback on your practice from stakeholders, peers and colleagues. 


Evaluation resources

Giving and receiving constructive feedback.

3. Reflect on own development process. During the course you will write a series of reflections and return to them in a process of double loop learning. 


Reflective practice as part of teachers' professional development.

4. Demonstrate capacity for future change and renewal of practice. You will prepare a professional development plan for the next six months including learning goals and performance criteria. 

There will always be storms, know how to sail your ship



By the end of the course you will be able to:

Knowledge: the key concepts and principles of professional portfolios, constructive feedback, reflective practice and professional development planning. 

Skills: Create, collate, and curate evidence of your practice in a professional portfolio.

Values: Demonstrate your commitment to your own practice and professional development.

People: Seek support and involvement for your own professional development from colleagues, peers, stakeholders and mentors. 

Learn: Access, evaluate and share with your co-learners resources to support a professional portfolio.

Integrate: Integrate continuing professsional development into a critical, reflective framework. 


Marking rubrics and full details of the assessment process.


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