How to Build a Teaching Portfolio for College Students
How to Build a Teaching Portfolio for College Students

Student teachers in Colleges of Education during their studies and practices will have to prepare a teaching portfolio. Let’s see what a teaching portfolio for college of education students is and how to build a teaching portfolio for college students.

  • What is a teaching portfolio?
  • How do I prepare a teaching portfolio?
  • What should I include in my teaching portfolio?

What is a Teaching Portfolio?

A teaching portfolio is a systematic collection of artifacts or documents that will evolve over time as you broaden your practice, assess your instruction, consider and take action on the findings of assessments, and develop new and more efficient teaching methods.

Reflection, collection, selection, and connection of data are the main steps in the creation of a portfolio.

How to Build a Teaching Portfolio for College Students

Collaborate with your lead mentor or head of the institution to:

  • Clarify your teaching responsibilities.
  • Reflect on your teaching goals, philosophy, and style. Consider using the three domains in the NTS.
  • Organize the content to support your purpose and the evaluators’ guidelines or needs.
  • Write your statement of philosophy.
  • Gather your evidence.
  • Select and add your best evidence, connecting it to your statement of philosophy. You want to provide enough evidence to support your claim of excellent work done.
  • Show your draft of the content to a colleague or instructional developer to solicit ways of improvement.\
  • Submit your portfolio to your assigned assessor and upload the same on the teachers’ portal for assessment/ validation.

How should my teaching portfolio be structured?

There is no standard format, however, if you’re creating a formal portfolio for a particular reason, you should follow the instructions that are frequently provided with portfolio request letters. You can arrange your gathered evidence in a variety of ways if there are no precise rules for organizing it.

These consist of:

  • an annotated list of the items in your collection indicating the reason for the inclusion of each
    item; or
  • a reflective journal with reference to numbered items in the collection.

What are some of the things that must be included in the Teaching Portfolio?

  • Learning Framework
  • Learning Strategy (Lesson Plan)
  • TCPD cycle report from the head of the institution attesting that the instructor has taught for at least 10 hours in a term (90 hours).
  • Reflective Journal or log
  • Teacher Development Logbook
  • Action research carried out
  • A paper on the assessment techniques employed and their justification
  • Copies of the student’s assignments
  • Images and videos of lessons
  • Co-curricular activity reports
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