Social Pedagogy Campus Practices

Successful ePortfolio implementations focus sustained energy and attention on developing ePortfolio pedagogy that enhances student learning. The work of C2L campuses reveals the ways in which campus ePortfolio leaders work with students and faculty, mobilize institutional resources, and adapt institutional structures to put Reflective, Integrative and Social pedagogies into practice. Social Pedagogy engages students in communication intensive tasks where the representation of knowledge for an authentic audience is central to the construction of knowledge. Social pedagogy transforms ePortfolio learning from a solitary experience to one in which students engage with a community of learners.


Three Rivers CC – Nursing and Social Pedagogy – a Synergistic Fit

trcc_social_pedagogyIntegrative Social Pedagogy is a natural match with entering freshmen and nursing students. At Three Rivers Community College students learn about themselves and people within the institution. Assignments are designed to foster relationships where constructive feedback increases learning, confidence and attainment of goals. These planned experiences energize both students and faculty as they inquire, reflect, connect and integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a registered nurse. Read more [...]

IUPUI – Social Pedagogy: Working Together to Develop Metacognition and Professional Identity

iupui_social_pedagogyIn contrast to studio art majors, who learn to be makers of art, art history majors learn to be writers about art; the art history capstone thus consists of a substantial research paper or focused research project. Read more [...]

SFSU – Finding an Audience: Write a Letter to the Editor or a Governmental Official

sfsu_finding_audienceThrough an engaging process of issue exploration, research, argument development and peer review, sophomores write to an authentic audience of an editor or a government official. Read more [...]

SLCC – Writing and Social Justice: Student-Centered Social Pedagogy

slcc_social_pedagogyEvery spring the English department funds the Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice (WSJ). The conference committee is largely made up of English faculty with some staff and faculty from other areas (the Thayne Center, ePortfolio, ACE Speaker’s Bureau, etc.). The chair of the committee is always from the English department. The actual conference is for students to present their ideas on social justice issues. Read more [...]

Guttman CC – Crossing Borders: A Narrative of Social Pedagogy

Cross_BorEvidence of integrated social pedagogy in a Composition Course. Read more [...]

Queensborough Community College – Social Pedagogy Practice

Queensborough_Community_College_slide_870x400SWIG creates asynchronous, interdisciplinary online learning communities. Students from each class post their work to the Epsilen WIKI, so that the other students from the other class can comment and provide thematically relevant multimedia gift (images, videos, music etc). Follow receipt of comments and gifts, each student revises their work and then uses it as the basis of a product they create for presentation. Read more [...]

Virginia Tech – Social Pedagogy Practice: Zip Line to Success ePortfolio

Virginia_tech_social_pedagogy_practiceOver the course of a semester, transfer students entering the College of Science, take the Zip Line to Success First Year Experience course. Students from different majors work collaboratively to research a topic and present their finding in a group ePortfolio, which also includes final reflections from each of the group members. Read more [...]

Tunxis CC – Social Pedagogy Practice for Learning Communities: Developmental English-FYE & Introduction to Business-FYE

tunxis_social_ped_practicesOur practices within learning communities leverage the social capabilities of ePortfolio to link the sections of the courses. Read more [...]

CUNY SPS – Social Pedagogy Practice – Sociology Program Capstone

sps_social_pedagogyBeginning in Week #7, students must communicate weekly progress on their research project to classmates in a short Power Point presentation and with their mentor via written drafts and synchronous communication (telephone, Skype or Blackboard Collaboarate). Read more [...]

Pace University – Getting Social with Bio

pu_socialDr. Andrew Wier’s microbiology course requires students to interact with one another as they build a robust ePortfolio pagededicated to a specific species of bacterial phylum. Read more [...]
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