Location: EV1 241
The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites you to attend a Fall 2014 Integrative and Experiential Education session.
These sessions are sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic
In the 2014 winter term Leeann Ferries introduced an ePortfolio component into her Rec 351: Therapeutic Recreation Facilitation Techniques course (class size - 49). Throughout the course, students participate in role playing exercises designed to help students gain experience facilitating and processing a variety of therapeutic recreation interventions with a variety of client groups. The ePortfolio was incorporated to help students’ develop their capacities to become reflective practitioners. Students created and collected weekly reflection responses to the various facilitation presentations. The ePortfolio provided a safe space for students to share what they had learned about the facilitation techniques and to provide evidence of this learning. Furthermore, the ePortfolio component gave students the space and time to gain insight into their thoughts and feelings experienced during the learning process.
Findings from the Connect to Learning (C2L) ePortfolio research project indicate that “the value of ePortfolio for students depends on how it is implemented: the pedagogy and practices of faculty and staff, as well as broader support structures” (Eynon, Gambino & Torok, 2014, p. 96). Please join us as Leeann Ferries shares her experience and lessons learned while integrating ePortfolios into her course for the first time- how she introduced the ePortfolios to the students, how she assessed the ePortfolio activity, what worked and what she’ll consider doing in the future. Leeann will be joined by a Leeann Wright, a student from her course. Leeann will tell us how the ePortfolio activity impacted her learning experience.
There will be time for a question and answer period, a review of best practices to consider when incorporating ePortfolios, and an opportunity to consider how ePortfolios might be used in your course.
We hope you are able to join us.
Leeann Ferries – Recreation and Leisure Studies Lecturer and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Leanne Wright- student from the course Rec 351: Therapeutic Recreation Facilitation Techniques
Registration is required- Register for CTE725. A light lunch will be provided.
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