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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

#unrules46 - The future is portfolios, not transcripts.

Unschooling Rules 46 is, The future is portfolios, not transcripts.
  • Current Scorecard Rating: OMG! Thought-leading breakthrough!
11/1/2013: ETS Share Knowledge Analyst Kelly Bergman put up a great list of ePortfolio resources on LinkedIn. These included:
For the most recent Unschooling Rules scorecard, see: http://unschoolingrules.blogspot.com/search/label/Scorecard

5 comments:

  1. I agree that most parochial learning is mute with respect to pre and post secondary students and their capability to function in society's ever changing employment markets. The idea of a portfolio is fine for if there are also rubrics for what is going to be looked at and what is expected.

    I am of the interest in teaching methods and concepts rather than relying on rote memorization as criterion to assess learning.

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  2. @Clark

    Dr. Daniel Siegel (Full Sail University) directed me to your Blog.

    I agree with Jeff. The Colleges and Universities want well rounded students with resumes that show that they are much more than just high academic achievers. I can't think of a better method of showcasing an individual's passions and capabilities than through a personal portfolio.

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  3. I always thought that colleges want well-rounded classes, not well rounded students. Having said that, passion and accomplishment can be documented either way.

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  4. (It may be worth noting that Daniel and Full Sail in general inspired this post.)

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  5. In 1999 I applied for a secretary's job with Walt Disney Feature Animation in Florida. I wanted the job badly and thought of what I could do to set myself apart from all the other candidates. But I was only a secretary, not an artist by any means. Still, I decided to put together a secretarial portfolio to bring to the interview, with examples of how I organize myself and my boss, snapshots of my calendar, copies of memos that I had written, project reports, etc. My intended boss, the producer of one of the animated movies, exclaimed that no one had ever done this and was duly impressed. I got the job! I'm convinced it was because of my portfolio. I had totally forgotten about it until I read your post :) Now that I am out of the workforce and educating my child, it probably would be a great idea to put another portfolio together showcasing that I am doing during these years at home, so I can be ready for my re-entry in the workforce at some point.

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