Assessment of Teaching Portfolios

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Room: Room:
Dunwoody A
Session Track
Session Format

Teaching portfolios are qualitative documents commonly used when teachers present and analyse their actual teaching practice. In this workshop, we will explore and discuss assessment of teaching portfolios, and we will focus on the concrete assessment process. What should we look for in a teaching portfolio? What evidence do we need? Which are the main pitfalls? How can we teach others to perform assessments of high quality? Which are the main differences between experienced assessors and beginners? After the workshop, participants will have experienced the complexity of assessing teaching portfolios and the importance of scholarly assessment strategies.


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