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ERIC Number: ED361752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-29
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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"Scholarship Reconsidered": A Challenge To Use Teaching Portfolios To Document the Scholarship of Teaching.
Boileau, Don M.
Linking teaching portfolios to the scholarship of teaching can help the teaching profession in general (and communication departments in particular) and can help expand the ways to document what teachers do to help students learn. E. Boyer's report "Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate" provides a structure and vocabulary for promoting these activities within the scholarship rubric. The report argues for four separate, yet overlapping functions of "scholarship": scholarship of discovery; scholarship of integration; scholarship of application; and scholarship of teaching. The challenge becomes how to go beyond the usual rankings of research publications to measure scholarship. The teaching portfolio movement has the similar impact of Boyer's work in expanding the horizons of those interested in the evaluation of teaching. Teaching portfolios document teaching efforts by taking advantage of: teachers' reflective thinking on their own teaching; sharing what teachers do with a mentor or colleague to create dialogues on teaching; and the creation of dialogue on campus about teaching as a way to end the privatization of teaching. Portfolios most often include three types of materials: examples of graded essays, a reflective statement describing the teacher's personal philosophy of teaching, and observation reports. Among items that might be in portfolios of communication professors are: forensic speeches in communication analysis; videos done in forensic competitions; setting up or running a successful internship; and a media interview on a successful teaching innovation. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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