Our Portfolios in Professional Programs series provided the chance for our Australian team to combine their extensive knowledge with numerous examples of practice in a trio of expert webinars focussed on addressing specific challenges in Midwifery, Teacher and Nursing Education. Each webinar incorporated authentic, real-world examples of practice and facilitated discussion with guest presenters from seven Australian universities across the series. Indeed, there was so much great pebblegogical goodness on display, we've provided detailed summaries of each of the webinars in the series (in PDF format) below, along with links to the recordings.
THE 'PORTFOLIOS IN MIDWIFERY EDUCATION' WEBINAR
Midwifery educators are increasingly turning to online spaces to support teaching, learning and authentic assessment. In this expert webinar, practitioners from the above universities demonstrate how an eportfolio approach can provide opportunities for reflection, connect theory to practice, and help overcome the challenges of workplace-based assessment during clinical placements.
THE 'PORTFOLIOS IN NURSING EDUCATION' WEBINAR
Portfolios as a means of proving competence is not a new concept for nursing education but this webinar includes a diverse mix of ideas from the four institutions above on how the entire learning journey can be captured and showcased, and how effective portfolio practice can help overcome the challenges of facilitating and supporting workplace-based assessment during clinical placements.
THE 'PORTFOLIOS IN TEACHER EDUCATION' WEBINAR
The ‘Learning Journey’ aptly describes the metamorphosis that our pre-service teachers undergo as they transform from being a student to a graduate teacher. It is important that we ensure that this process is captured through purposeful and systematic collection and reflection. This deliberate practice, sometimes referred to as ‘portfolio thinking’, enables the pre-service teacher to recognise, value and celebrate his or her growth along their own learning journey. This webinar demonstrates how the four universities above are using PebblePad to support this process.