The portfolio gives students an opportunity to summarize practicum experiences and document insights gained. In the portfolio, students describe and evaluate the practicum experience. Students should create a portfolio with an eye for external readers. Portfolios will be presented in an interactive electronic format.
Students will submit the portfolio to the instructor of the practicum course immediately after the completion of the practicum on an agreed upon date.
The portfolio will, at a minimum, include the following:
- Weekly journal entries that document learning experiences and lessons, as well as reflections and goals for problem situations
- Materials developed as part of the practicum experience such as syllabi, tests, reports, or policy memos
- Additional evidence of meeting learning objectives, such as video of classroom interactions, web sites, Power Point, overheads, sample tests, readings, and other materials, etc.
- 3-4 page paper reflecting on how this experiential learning opportunity has helped develop awareness of issues in higher education (references to higher education coursework are expected)
- Written mentor evaluation
Grades for the practicum course will be based on the portfolio as well as the mentor evaluation.