Reflection

Reflection is a crucial part of the ePortfolio process. In order for an ePortfolio to demonstrate connections, meta-learning, and skills, one must teach their users about reflection. There are many articles that show how to introduce reflective writing to your students (see below); one of the newest approaches to this topic was developed by Dr. Melissa Peet of the University of Michigan … the Generative Knowledge Interviewing process, which uses peer interviewing, active listening, and a specific set of guided/prompted questions that help the user to build their story/reflection. The process is very powerful as it attempts to uncover the tacit knowledge/skills that an individual has through story-telling, interviewing and questioning.

To read more about Dr. Peet’s process, visit the following website: https://sites.google.com/site/generativeknowledge/about-generative-knowledge-interviewing

Cornell has some employees who attended a workshop on this process and are able to help get you and your users started. Just send an email to atc_support@cornell.edu, include ePortfolios in the subject line of your message, and indicate that you’d like to consult with someone about the process.

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