Introduction to Course Portfolios and the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
In this brief section I describe the origins of the emerging field of the
scholarship of teaching and learningl. One particular form that such scholarship
has taken is that of the course portfolio, which is also discussed.
section describes the evolution of my teaching in recent years and how I
came to teach a course in mathematical problem solving and my decision to
document that teaching and what I could capture of my students learning.
statement of what I hope to accomplish by teaching course.
4. Course Design
the viewer will find an outline what how the course was organized and how
I viewed learning to take place in the class.
Unfolding of the Course
week by week narrative of the conduct of the course.
to all the evidence which was collected. This includes: examples from the
weekly work submitted by students, examples from student finals, examples
of my written responses to the problems submitted by students, summaries
of the initial survey, summaries of the supplemental course evaluation,
and summaries of the interviews conducted with students in the subsequent
quarter of study.
(informal) insights on teaching problem solving to mathematics students
and conclusions about the degree to which my objectives were achieved.
to all the materials, including the aforementioned data but also including
copies of the intial survey, the supplemental student evaluation, the interview
questionnaire, and all the assigned problems.
annotated bibliography of books and articles which influenced my design
and teaching of the course and the development of this course portfolio.
form for directly communicating your comments about my course and/or its
representation in this portfolio.