WTI PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE
One of the flagship methods WTI uses to showcase the transfer of knowledge is helping students compile a Portfolio of skills mastered.
(PoE = PORTFOLIO of EVIDENCE)
AT WTI we talk about your PORTFOLIO of EXCELLENCE
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A PORTFOLIO ???...
A portfolio is an organised collection of student work designed to represent students' efforts and academic achievements over a period of time. Portfolios are a powerful assessment tool that provide a record of accomplishments and encourage students to reflect on their progress and development.
There are four main types of portfolios or e-portfolios (adapted from Attwell, 2005; Prouse & Day, 2006).
i. Personal Portfolio: recognizing learning This type of portfolio is primarily concerned with self-reflection and growth. This has most in common with the reflective journal. The student prepares the portfolio or journal and retains ownership of the document. Therefore the primary audience of this type of portfolio is the student, followed by others with whom the student chooses to share information, including academic staff members and peers.
ii. Feedback Portfolio: Recording and reflecting on learning This portfolio works as a more collaborative document, providing feedback and evidence of learning primarily to the academic staff member, but it may also be shared with peers. The purpose of this portfolio is to guide teaching and learning and to promote independent learning.
iii. Accountability Portfolio: Validating learning For this type of portfolio, the academic staff member provides direction to the selection of contents. The primary audience for this type of portfolio is academic staff, university administration, external assessors or agencies (e.g. AUQA, review panels and professional organisations). The primary purpose of this portfolio is to provide evidence of learning, including graduate attributes and competencies developed in the biological sciences. This information guides the teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum development process.
iv. Presentation Portfolio: Presenting learning This portfolio is produced collaboratively between the student and academic staff member. The primary audience extends beyond the university community to prospective employers or interview situations. The purpose of this portfolio is to demonstrate and highlight achievement, skills and abilities.