This showcase portfolio represents a rich source of information on the Religious Education AQ and the efforts put forth to create the product. The rubric below is the assessment tool used to demonstrate the achievement of specific outcomes and provide the opportunity to reflect on the work submitted. The scale of values, based on the Ontario Ministry of Education Level 1-4, rates the portfolio in each of the four categories of Knowledge and Understanding, Thinking and Inquiry, Communication, and Application.
I would use this rubric tool to evaluate my work: The Knowledge and Understanding section ensures that each Catholic Graduate Expectation and OCT Standard of Practice is mentioned and discussed in this portfolio. This indicates that there is a wealth of knowledge of all the expectations and standards associated with Catholic Education and the teaching profession.
Thinking and Inquiry gauges how explicit the connections are drawn between the Arenas of Living, the OCT Standards, and the course assignments.
Organization and Communication focuses mainly on the format, neatness, and presentation of the portfolio. If the information is well organized, the images are striking, and the content is easily accessible, a Level 4 should be easily attained.
Finally, Application takes into account how the course concepts have been applied to the education world and a 21st century classroom environment. There should be an emphasis on social constructivism, childhood development, and instructional strategies that promote the Catholic faith.
This rubric will support my learning because the criteria is so detailed. It is easy to follow and therefore easy to identify which areas of the portfolio require further reflection. The portfolio has enabled me to illustrate my learning through both visuals and writing. This rubric adheres to these presentation choices and provides a balanced picture of my work.