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- TEACHING PORTFOLIO | Scott Mark
Teaching Portfolio Scott Mark, PME, BSc, BFI Teaching Experience Course Evaluations Professional Development Publications & Presentations Teaching Philosophy A teaching philosophy should draw from the past and the present and be treated as a living text open to change based on evolving understandings of the world. Personal philosophies must consider not only newly developed ideas and pedagogies but also ideas or perspectives from the past that may have been overlooked. The philosophy must acknowledge the extent of one's knowledge to maintain a mindset of openness to teaching and learning. The holistic perspective of Martin (1987) resonates with my teaching philosophy. Martin described how educators often neglect a person's emotions and other non-cognitive facets. Toulouse (2008) continued to emphasize the importance of self-esteem in all learners, especially indigenous learners. As a result, my philosophy commits to considering both the cognitive and non-cognitive aspects of the material I teach and the people I teach. In the current day, I draw inspiration from Christou and Bullock (2012), who argued that educators should avoid aligning themselves exclusively to one perspective and excluding all others. My philosophy is based on a holistic approach, and I continue to focus on learning and incorporating new ideas and techniques in my teaching. For example, I developed a novel group assessment technique involving the creation of an evaluation factor (Mark, 2021) that incorporates peer and self-assessment to overcome challenges of fairness and provide a more practical assessment for learners (Brown & Harris, 2012; Chin, 2016; Forsell et al., 2019). Lastly, I prioritize the correctness of the information presented in my classes. As Durant's quote states, "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act, but a habit" (Durant, 1926, p. 87). This quote is often attributed to Aristotle, but the source should be cited differently, as there is no evidence that Aristotle ever spoke these words. Through constant assessment, challenge, and evaluation, as outlined by Christou and Bullock (2012), I strive to ensure that what I teach is correct. In summary, my teaching philosophy is guided by learning from the past and present, maintaining a holistic perspective, learning and incorporating new ideas, and ensuring correctness. References: Christou, T. M., & Bullock, S. M. (2012). The case for philosophical mindedness. Paideusis, 20(1), 14–23 Brown, G., & Harris, L. (2012) Student self-assessment. In McMillan, J. H. (Ed.). (2012). Sage handbook of research on classroom assessment (pp.367-393). Sage Publications. Chin, P. (2016). Peer Assessment. New directions in the teaching of physical sciences. 13-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i3.410 Durant, Will. (1926). The Story of Philosophy. New York, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing Co. Forsell, J., Forslund Frykedal, K., & Hammar Chiriac, E. (2019). Group work assessment: Assessing social skills at group level. Small Group Research, 51(1), 87–124. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496419878269 Martin, J. R. (1987). Transforming moral education. Journal of Moral Education, 16(3), 204–213. DOI: 10.1080/0305724870160305 Mark, S. (2021). Creating an Evaluation Factor for Group Work Assessment. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 26(10). Available online: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol26/iss1/10 / Toulouse, P. R. (2008). Integrating Aboriginal teaching and values into the classroom. What Works? Research into Practice (Research monograph #11). Contact Information I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect. Back to "About Me"
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Join Here Join or Log in Uncover the Secrets of Crime Scene Investigation "Every Contact Leaves a Trace" Unlock the mysteries of forensic investigation with the guidance of Dr. Edmond Locard's century-old principle: "Every contact leaves a trace." But how do we uncover these clues? On this site, you will learn the techniques and methods used by forensic specialists to find and analyze traces at a crime scene. Additionally, you will have access to valuable resources and information to expand your knowledge shared in our Forensic Forum . This site is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in forensic investigation for anyone interested in the field. From the perspective of a crime scene investigator, you will discover the constantly evolving world of forensics and the relentless pursuit of uncovering the truth. Join us on this journey to keep learning and searching for hidden clues. Crime Scene Virtual Scene Forensic Evidence Resources Forensium Videos Games About Me Instagram Images @CalgaryForensic Search The Website Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 Forensics & Limitations Like Reactions 4 1 comment 1 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 For Fingerprints - Start Here Like Reactions 4 0 comments 0 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 Not Forensic, But Necessary! Like Reactions 3 0 comments 0 Views Scott Mark Dash · Jan 15, 2021 Need Help with Citations? Like Reactions 2 2 comments 2 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 Welcome to Forensium Like Reactions 2 0 comments 0 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 Fingerprint Processing Paths Like Reactions 2 0 comments 0 Views
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Join or Log in Unlock the World of Fore nsics with Mark-Forensics! Are you ready to dive deeper into the fascinating field of forensics? Look no further! Mark-Forensics is your ultimate d estination for reliable and free information on forensics. From students to educators, our site is designed to cater to the needs of anyone looking to expand their knowledge in this fascinating field. With Mark-Forensics, you'll have access to a wealth of information on various forensic techniques and methodologies and the latest advancements and breakthroughs in the field. Whether you're a budding forensic scientist, a law enforcement professional, or simply curious about the science behind crime-solving, our site will satisfy your thirst for knowledge. So, join us on this journey of discovery as we explore the mysteries of forensics together. With Mark-Forensics, the world of forensic science is at your fingertips. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your horizons and unlock the secrets of forensics. Learn More About Forensics Online Forensic Courses Teaching Resources/Ideas **Must be logged into site to view** Crime Scene Forensic Evidence Virtual Scene Resources Forensium Videos Games About Me Instagram Images @CalgaryForensic Search The Website Scott Mark Dash · Aug 02, 2021 Who Wants to See another #KindnessChallenge? Like Reactions 1 4 comments 4 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 Forensics & Limitations Like Reactions 4 1 comment 1 Views Scott Mark Dash · Dec 25, 2020 For Fingerprints - Start Here Like Reactions 4 0 comments 0 Views
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- Forensics & LimitationsIn Students·December 25, 2020In forensics, there is one main thing that many overlook, and that is the limitations it has. There is a saying that many add when they are skeptical: to take the information with a grain of salt. Now I always thought this had to do with something not being as sweet as it sounded, but the phrase actually stems from a much darker etiology. To very generally summarize (and please forgive me linguistic historians, as this may not be to the level of detail you prefer), salt was once thought to be a cure for some poisons, and so if you were to take a poison with some salt, you would not be adversely affected by it. Now the science behind this, isn't quite there, but the analogy fits. With each piece of information we take in, we must do so with a critical perspective of it, to prevent it from poisoning our minds or our reasoning. In forensics, everything must be taken with a grain of salt, including the critiques of it. On that note, here is a great article I recently read, which led to this post, and I think is one worth taking the time to reading. Forensic science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence41215
- Need Help with Citations?In Students·January 15, 2021For students, do you need help properly citing your sources, or having them in the correct format? Here are some amazing guides to proper referencing, which can be amazingly useful as you are creating your written submissions: Purdue University - a spectacular website that provides the most comprehensive citation guide, as well as a sample paper for students or academics to refer to! Definitely Check It Out! https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html Aside from the previous, one of the only things that guide does not provide is how to cite legal references (e.g. statutes). There are a few different websites for this, but I would highly recommend the website provided by Douglas College Library, for legal citation. https://guides.douglascollege.ca/APA-7/LegalCitation Here is another offered by Durham College for APA 7th Edition and a link provided by Durham College for McGill 9th Ed - Legal Citation (which is the ultimate Canadian legal citation guide) If those don't work for you, please let me know. If you know of sources better, or equally as good as these, please let me know and I can add it to the list. Writing citations is at times one of the most challenging things for young students, and hopefully these can help get over that barrier! Take care, stay safe, and have a great day.22118
- Who Wants to See another #KindnessChallenge?In Questions·August 2, 2021This message is for you, my students, and anyone else reading this page. At the start of 2021, I offered a challenge to all my students, and who anyone else who was listening. The challenge was simple - perform a random act of kindness, of any kind, and then share the act on social media with me and the world. I think far too often, with the best of intentions, we all do kind things for others, but then stay quiet about it. It seems wrong to share or speak about it, as it feels like that takes away from the act. However, my challenge is to go against that thought, to know it is not being shared for self promotion, but rather to help make demonstrations of kindness more prevalent in our world. They often happen, but we don't see them, instead we see when the opposite occurs far too often. Now, as we come to the end of 2021, and a new school term begins, I wish to know how many would like to see the challenge continued? Last time, I offered to throw myself in a snow bank wearing nothing but a swimsuit, if the challenge was met. And, it was, in amazing ways, so into the snow bank I went on Feb 28, 2021 (and yes, it was cold - you can hear that at the end of the video - at the bottom of the page). So please, respond to this post, let me know if you'd like to see the kindness challenge? And, if you wish suggest what the stakes should be... do I throw myself into the snow again, do I build a larger snow bank and stay in it longer ... what do you think the stakes should be for accepting the challenge I offer you? I hope to hear from you, as the challenge is nothing, without you! If you wish to read more about the #KindnessChallenge, you can find it by clicking here: #KindnessChallenge14223