Event Details

Event: Dr. Kimbell - Design Thinking and Portfolios
Starts: Monday 2/4/2019 02:30 PM
Ends: Monday 2/4/2019 03:30 PM
Location: HECC 103
Presenters: Hosted by the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, and the Center for Teaching Excellence
Hosted By: Center for Teaching Excellence
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Description: Thinking becomes clearer as we express it. We talk to someone, make notes, create sketches, make models. All these externalizations are our attempts to take our often vague and hazy early ideas out of our heads and make them explicit. These expressions are helpful in allowing others to see what we mean, but their main value is in helping us to see our own ideas. To feel, see, hear, measure, taste and smell them. These externalizations of learners’ thinking are traditionally captured in portfolios. But what are they – and what are they for – and how do they ‘work’? Portfolios have many purposes, but at its best a portfolio is a conversation of the student with him/herself. Maybe I’ll do that… it might be better if… I wonder if… how might I…? For faculty, students’ portfolios are our means of access into the thinking process that the students are experiencing. If for no other reason, this is why portfolios have become such a critical element in the assessment of students’ performance.


Open to: Faculty Staff Grad Students
Registration Starts: Monday 12/17/2018 1:00 AM
Registration Ends: Friday 2/1/2019 1:00 AM
Seats Available: 23 of 35
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