This can include sound files, video or other documentation. Developing an ePortfolio is a useful, portable and creative way to assist with the construction of your teacher identity (Groißböck, 2012). It is also considered highly desirable by VIT and your future employers! Furthermore, according to Richardson (2006), critical reflection on your teaching practice is one of the best learning experiences you can have. Therefore, the development of your portfolio will be an ongoing project during your BECE course and beyond.
Diary records of teaching events, learning experiences or activities that you have been involved with and that you consider significant for children and / or for your professional learning and development. These can have occurred with individual children or groups. It can be an event that you have initiated, or that has been inspired by a child or another teacher where you have engaged with children alongside colleagues, or independently.
Briefly explain the context (the learning area and what happened), age groups and numbers of children involved, whether you were alongside colleagues or engaging independently.
Your diary should document at least five significant events during the course of your professional experience placement.
Critically reflect on your documented teaching events. As part of your critical reflection, discuss what you think you did well and why, what informed your decision-making process and any aspects of your teaching that you would change and why. Support this discussion with scholarly, referenced literature. For additional information on critical reflection, please see: ‘Critical analysis’s resources.
At least 5 diary records of significant teaching events, learning experiences or activities have been recorded;
A brief explanation of the context, age groups and numbers of children involved, has been given
Critical reflection on at least 5 documented teaching events has been made and includes discussions about:
- What you think what you think you did well and why;
- what informed your decision-making process;
- Any aspects of your teaching that you would change and why;
- discussions are supported with referenced literature