The NIE e-Portfolio is a Learning and Teaching portfolio which serves as a means for the student teacher to track his/her growth and experiences as a teacher, and to chart his/her developmental journey. The student teacher will use the portfolio to explore, extend, showcase, and reflect on his/her personal learning. The intention of using both "Learning" and "Teaching" in the name is to highlight the purpose of the e-Portfolio as one that charts development of a student teacher on his/her learning journey at NIE and his/her eventual professional development as a teacher, respectively.
The e-Portfolio platform enables students to collate and combine diverse forms of digital outputs (video, audio, graphics and text) into a systematic, transferable and web-ready format. Through the platform, students can also share their work and exchange feedback with peers and tutors.
In the course of the PGDE programme, student teachers are to make formal presentations on a number of occasions:
- to their NIE supervisors (NIES) during their pre-practicum meeting,
- to their SCMs at the start of their practicum, and
- to their NIES and SCMs at the end of their practicum.
On these occasions, student teachers are to extract materials from their developmental portfolio to construct a shorter showcase portfolio for presentation.