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Pamela Bolotin Joseph
B EDUC 595
Bothell Campus

Professional Portfolio

Provides an opportunity for students to reflect on learning and professional growth through the construction of a culminating portfolio. Serves to document and deepen understanding of the competencies gained as a result of participation in the program. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This course provides an opportunity for students to critically study the literature on reflective practice and to apply their learning through the construction of the Secondary-Middle Level Reflective Practice Portfolio. It also serves to document and reflect on competencies gained as a result of preparation for teacher certification and experiences during student teaching. Students taking the course for five credits also will deepen their understanding of reflective practice and teacher narrative through additional reading and other assignments. Credit/no credit only.

Student learning goals

Understand various meanings of reflection and reflective practice.

Accomplish multifaceted reflection on practice, philosophy, ethics, and identity, learning, socio-cultural context, and professional practice.

Develop the Secondary/Middle Reflective Practice Portfolio to exemplify program goals.

General method of instruction

Interactive teaching, seminar, small group discussion, and workshop

Recommended preparation

Completion of the Teacher Certification Portfolio

Class assignments and grading

Readings on the nature and critique of reflective practice strategies and development of the reflective practice portfolio for students taking the course for 3 credits; additional readings and paper for students taking the course for 5 credits.

Attainment of course goals; participation in activities in class, including informal presentations; demonstration of thoughtful preparation of reading assignments through active and collaborative participation in large and small groups; demonstration of understanding of major themes, concepts and issues from the readings through presentations and written assignments; meeting the requirements of the class pertaining to instructions for the written assignments & documentation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Pamela Bolotin Joseph
Date: 01/31/2013