Workshop – how to write a teaching portfolio**
**Due to demand, this workshop in how to write a teaching portfolio will be instructed in English. However, participants will be able to chose to write their portfolio reflections in Swedish or in English, and to receive feedback in either language.
The workshop is aimed to support university teachers who wants to develop the ability to reflect on their educational practices in order to improve them, and to document the merits of their conducted educational practices.
The portfolio writing workshop is an optional course within LTH:s course programme for university teachers. The documentation of pedagogical competence with the use of reflective teaching portfolios has become an established and validated assessment method during the past decades. In the teaching portfolio the university teacher describes and critically analyses his/her teaching practice with the help of concrete examples from performed teaching and supervision. Once a first version of such a portfolio is written, it is a good idea to frequently update and improve it, in order for the individual teacher to reflect and improve his/her teaching practices.
The course uses experience exchange between participants along with international educational research (conducted within and without LTH). The 3 course meetings provides a startup seminar, an analysis of sample portfolios (meeting 2), feedback on a first text version (meeting 3).
The course requires a degree on university level, and it is recommendable that this is not the participants first course in teaching and learning in higher education.
The course/workshop corresponds to one week of training in teaching and learning in higher education within LTH:s course programme for university teachers.
Dr Anders Ahlberg, is an associate professor at the LTH Center for Engineering Education, and faculty study director for doctoral education at LTH