Khon, Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
September 9-11, 2011
People around the world inevitably face the influence of globalization. Their value and the way of life would be challenged. Education could be one solution for providing citizens to survive with knowledge and skills so that they are able to adjust appropriately to the changing world. To ensure the anticipated outcomes, sustainable development seems to be a promising approach. Educators and stake holders, who involved in human resources development, may be enhanced learning community for sustainable development. This approach also corresponds to a goal of UNESCO which announced that the years of 2005 to 2014 will be decade of education for sustainable development.
The ICER 2011 is the 4th annual conference to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University. The function is a collaborative effort for sustainable development research. It was jointly organized by The Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University of Thailand, The Hirosaki University of Japan, The Hong Kong Institute of Education of China, Thailand Education Deans Council and The Consortium of Sixteen Education Dean of Thailand. The goals of this conference are to give international educators the opportunity to share ideas and form networks while working together on finding solutions to the problem of sustainable development facing educators. It is anticipated that the exchange of ideas and research findings will contribute greatly to the learning community and future generations. Themes for today's research (1) Professional Development ( pre-service and in-service) (2) Curriculum and Instruction, Learning in classroom contexts (3) Educational Measurement and Evaluation (4) Educational Climate: cultural and social context (5) Educational management: planning, policy implementation and assessment (6) Lifelong Education: non-formal and informal learning (7)Education for diversities: gender, underpriviledge, marginal groups, special needs.
e-Portfolio: Digital Tool for 21st Century Educators
Author: Maria Theresa P. Pelones, DM,MS,MA
Presented during the 4th International Conference on Educational Research (ICER) 2011
With the move of the information age to a global society, educators today feel the accompanying pressure to improve and increase communication skills, listening & sharing, decision-making and networking. Teachers being the implementers of learning are task to provide a high-tech and high touch experiences for students in the classroom.
The e-Portfolio Project Design entitled " e-Portfolio: Digital tool for 21st Century Educators" aimed to provide an alternative method of teaching and learning processes through exploration, creation, innovation and communication in a limitless boundary.
The result of the study confirms that e-Portfolio through weblog is an effective tool to develop students creativity, research and writing ability; enhances environmental awareness; leadership & social responsibility and initiative as well as better technological and communication skills.
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