Today I had a chance to present my research plan again in the doctoral seminar of educational sciences. Peers and facilitator suggested me to think about on following aspects:
– Why is the SECI model the best theoretical baseline?
– Maybe I should focus also on communities of practice, Lave & Wenger etc..?
– How do I measure that portfolio supports the professional development of teachers? Do those teachers, who does not use technology, are less supported or less developed? Are they less competent teachers therefore?
– Privacy issues and ownership in my portfolio-based learning environment
And sure, the eternal of issue of teachers’ using technology and e-portfolio in my study. There are still too many people who believe that teachers do not start using technology in their professional activities and it influences my study a lot. I was also said that if I have one teacher during my studies, who has agreed using portfolio with her students in school practice, it is not something to make conclusions. After the enthusiastic teacher leaves, I have nothing left. I agree with it, I have lot of hope that there will much more teachers in my study.
But, those, who last time were extremely critical with me, said for conclusion, that today I was confident and I had more arguments compared with the last meeting, I seem enthusiastic and therefore the overall picture looked better.