In Connect you will have the opportunity to choose a digital platform for recording your learning journey. The Connect induction will provide you with the opportunity to record your initial observations, wonderings and questions about Lutheran education and your role. As you progress through Connect, you will have time in each session to individually and collaboratively reflect on your learning and capture the learning in writing, with photos and videos. The learning might provide opportunities for further inquiry and professional conversations as you consider your role and contribution to Lutheran education. The guiding questions for each session provide a starting point for your reflections. The course overview includes the learning outcomes, guiding questions and related Lutheran education resources. Your reflections will form part of the learning journey recorded in your ePortfolio and provide evidence of your engagement with the learning outcomes. You will also have opportunity to share and discuss your reflections and ePortfolio with your facilitator and colleagues throughout the learning journey. This provides the opportunity for clarification, feedback and further exploration of concepts. You may also choose to collaboratively research an area of interest and provide evidence of the investigation in your ePortfolio.
The ePortfolios has two elements that are developed throughout Connect:
- a purposeful and personalised collection of evidence, that reflects the learning journey and provides evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes. The evidence may include reflections, critical analysis of readings, videos of conversations, classroom practice, action research, photos, graphics, files, PowerPoints etc.
- a commentary that explains how the collection of evidence or artefacts demonstrates engagement with the learning outcomes. The commentary provides critical reflection and analysis of the learning and implications for your role, student learning and your future learning.