Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Using ePortfolios and Reflective Thinking to Scaffold Student Learning

Workshop Series

Date: 3 November 2009

Time: 12:30-2:30pm (A light lunch will be provided from 12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Venue: B4702

Speakers

  • Ms Hokling CHEUNG (EDO)
  • Mr Dean FISHER (ELC)
  • Ms Valerie PICKARD (ELC)

Abstract

"We learn not from experiences but the reflection made on our experiences." A great variety of learning activities such as independent study, group work, case studies, role plays, problem-based learning, field trips, study tours, internships & exchange programmes, among others, can be organised to engage students and to facilitate and enhance learning. However without getting students to internalise their experiences, no significant changes are likely to take place. In this session, we shall discuss and highlight the importance of reflection in the learning cycle and identify possible ways to encourage students to personalize the intended learning outcomes, to make meaning on the activities and to reflect on their study and performance more effectively and constructively.

Session Materials