31 Key Takeaways: The Educational Narrative

Key Takeaways

  • The Educational Narrative is the most difficult part of the PLA Portfolio to generate. It takes lots of writing, including several drafts while incorporating feedback.
  • Specific examples are the most powerful way to display your mastery of the Course Outcomes.
  • Using terminology from the course displays expertise in the course material
  • The Course Outcomes should guide you in choosing your specific examples. Your examples should reflect your learning of those Course Outcomes.
  • Educational Narratives are divided into a series of questions that may each be 500-1000 words, but may be longer depending on your examples.
  • Two effective kinds of examples are the Specific Example (“one day” or “one time”) and the Generalized Applied Knowledge Example (“many times/each time”).



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