What is it?
portfolio is a collection of all the activities, which showcases your
performance in class. Portfolios in classrooms today are derived from the
visual and performing arts tradition in which they serve to showcase artists’
accomplishments and personally favored works. A portfolio contains the record
of the activities undertaken over the course in the development of written
products. It may also contain one or more works-in-progress that illustrate the
creation of a product, such as an essay, evolving through various stages of
conception, drafting, and revision.
is no single way to develop your portfolio. You are free to use any format you want.
You can collect all activities in a folder, three-ring binder, zippered case,
videotape, or electronic form –disk- or even online. The most important thing
to bear in mind is that you must build the content of the portfolio every class, not the night before the
deadline to hand it in. Your portfolio has to record every single class
assignment and activity we do, including one minute papers, small group
activities, and proposals for the test banks. Additionally, you must include a
title page, and a table of contents.
The portfolio demonstrates
the skills you have learned in class. It is helpful for me to see your progress
in attaining course and teaching objectives.
it will help you learn to develop skills which you will be able to use in your professional
or academic career. For example, you will be able to create career portfolios,
which are increasingly used for job interviews and
career promotions, as they are a very powerful tool to organize and synthesize
your accomplishments, experiences, and works.