Co-op Work Terms with CTE

  • Returning to CTE. Examines the skills developed and benefits of returning to CTE over three work terms. (Sarah Seabrook)
  • First Co-op Experience. Introduces the perspective of a student in their first co-op placement at CTE (Ginny Wong)
  • Workplace Environment. Explains the importance of social interaction and the opportunities for getting to know CTE staff members. (Kylie Myles)
  • Working with Data. Showcases multiple projects and the process of collecting, organizing, comparing, and  discovering trends using data. (Ognjen Ivanovic)
  • Problem Solving. Unpacks the steps to breaking large tasks into small steps and implementing problem-solving techniques. (Nicole Wilson)
  • Communication Skills. Establishes communication and other skills developed at co-op term within CTE. (Justin Lim)
  • Skill Development. Focuses on variety of skills developed such as public speaking, ability to learn, and multitasking. (Cynthia Ye)
  • Mental Health. Integrates aspects of mental health and co-op experience through various lenses. (Emily Rose Arnold
  • Reflection on Future Career. Incorporates various aspects from co-op experience and how that relates to skill development going into the workforce as a young professional. (Brigg Harry Firmi-Medensky)

Using ePortfolios to Facilitate Engagement and Foster Creativity

Elisabeth Todd’s ePortfolio assignment for French 671 Paysages contemporains : communauté, environnement et esthétique  

To facilitate student engagement between their peers and instructor, and to challenge students to reflect and be creative in their work, students in FR 671- Contemporary landscapes: community, environment and aesthetics created a portfolio.  Throughout the term, each element of their portfolio was shared with classmates and students gave and received feedback using the feedback tool in PebblePad. Using the PebblePad platform, Elisabeth Todd, a student in FR 671 was able to share a music partition she’d created inspired by Debussy and Liszt in her ePortfolio


More Examples

The ePortfolios linked below are creative, fun, and effective. Although they use different approaches (and different platforms), they are alike in embodying the student's reflections on his or her learning while at the same time showcasing his or her achievements.

psychology

data analysis

research

pandemic

eng

In the video above, Mandy explains how writing reflections for her ePortfolio helped her enhance her learning. 

Notice how the following WatCV career and competency eportfolios focus on the articulation of professional, transferable skills combined with evidence of these skills. Although some may spotlight the same skills, their stories and the evidence they provide highlight each student’s individuality. Take a moment to listen to Eric Van Dijk describe how the WatCV activity helped prepare him for a successful interview.

  • A human-centred design ePortfolio spotlighting leadership, design thinking, teamwork and communication. (Danielle Juneau)
  • Knowledge Integration. Sharing experiences, current projects, and the development of a number of professional, transferrable skills. (Danielle Cruz)
  • Arts and Business. Focusing on transferable skills such as teamwork, leadership and oral communication. (David Nightingale)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate. Illustrating how she has used communication, decision-making and teamwork skills. (Nareefa Nasruden)
  • Drama. Providing evidence to demonstrate professional, transferable skills initiative, written communication and critical reflection. (Carla Rodrigo)
  • Arts and Business course (ARBUS 200). The instructor asked students to use their ePortfolio to present their unique selves in a creative and professional manner through design, artifacts, and reflections. (Emily Sutherland).