Personal Learning Portfolio

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Personal Learning Portfolio Due date: Jan 31, 2014 in class time

You will create a portfolio that tells a story about you as a learner. Portfolios can be used to deepen learning.

You can submit your portfolio as a word document, a Power Point presentation or similar word processors. You will need to utilize all topics covered so far when addressing the following questions in the designated sections. Be sure to check teacher page on the school website to find some material that I posted earlier in addition to other sources available. Be sure to organize your portfolio to contain three main sections (see the following slides) in which specific questions are answered in essay format.

Topics to review

• • • • • • • • Study groups Rehearsing for tests Test taking strategies Listening strategies Note taking strategies Study skills basics Test anxiety Learning preference

Sections to include

Section 1: Personal Strategies Section 2: Learning and Personality Inventories Section 3: Reflection

Questions for

Section 1-Personal Strategies

• • • • • • • • • • What strategies work best for me to learn effectively?

Location and time preference/selection to study.

How can you develop a positive attitude for a required subject that holds little personal interest?

What is the best time in a day and in a week for you to study effectively? Do you consider making any changes if it is not working? If yes, why?

How do you study for tests that require recall? Recognition?

What techniques have you used to memorize so far? How do you monitor your learning?

What do you do to listen better? To take good notes?

What strategies do you use to prepare for tests/exams?

How do you utilize/benefit from textbooks?

How do you deal with/overcome test anxiety?

Questions for

Section 2-Learning and Personality Inventories

• • • What are my learning preferences?

How do my learning preferences affect the way I learn?

How does my personality affect my study efforts?

Questions for

Section 3-Reflection

• • • • • • • • • • • What have I learned about myself? Why did I learn?

When have I learned? In what circumstances? Under what conditions?

How have I learned or not, and do I know what kind of learner I am?

How does what I have learned fit into a full, continual plan for learning?

What differences has learning made in my intellectual, personal, and ethical development?

Where, when, and how have I engaged in integrative learning? Has my learning been connected and coherent?

Is my learning relevant, practical, applicable?

When, how, and why has my learning surprised me?

What have been the proudest highlights of my learning? My disappointments?

In what ways has my learning been valuable?

What difference has this portfolio made in my learning and planning for college?

Grading Rubric

1- Organization, grammar, punctuation- 20 pts 2- Addressing and answering the questions adequately and meaningfully in their designated sections in a story format- 70 pts 3-Timeliness-10 pts

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