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Matthew J Wojciakowski
GEN ST 344
Seattle Campus

Community Fieldwork: Social Services

Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

"Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio" Today’s employers want college students who can highlight their learning in connection with real-world experiences. This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life-goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goal, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no former experience with technology is necessary).

Student learning goals

Build an online e-portfolio--understand and apply basic concepts of portfolio construction and self-awareness.

Synthesize your learning across academic courses and identify connections to your experiences and life-goals.

Identify your core personal strengths and values.

Document your accomplishments and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways.

Grow peer critique skills and ability to offer respectful feedback toward enhancing learning.

General method of instruction

Hands-on, interactive, technology-infused, reflective.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites or background required. Technical training and assistance will be offered throughout the course.

Class assignments and grading

There will be no traditional tests or quizzes, rather a series of reflective and project-based assignments aimed at building out areas of a portfolio, growing self-awareness, and establishing learning goals.

Grades are assigned based on fulfillment of the assignments outlined in the syllabus.

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.
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Last Update by Matthew J Wojciakowski
Date: 03/20/2013