Dec 14, 2017
Connected learning is essential if students are going to retain and reflect on the knowledge tutors give them.
Rote learning went out the window a while ago (at least here in the U.S.). But educators still face an age-old issue: how can your lessons really sink in?
Try incorporating portfolios into your lesson plans to encourage students to self-reflect on the knowledge they've gained.
Portfolios are great ways for students to compile a physical roadmap of how far they’ve come in the learning process. But they do a lot more than just help students recall old material: more importantly, students can reflect on how they learned new content, connect that new content to older knowledge, and take motivation from how far they’ve progressed.
Students’ self-reflection can be written or visualized through illustration and schemas – the good news is there’s no one way to do it. There is one thing educators are sure about: students become more confident in the process.
Knowledge, critical thinking, and the confidence to push ahead: how’s that for a recipe for academic success?
The Art of Reflection https://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-portfolios-art-of-reflection-beth-holland