Monday, December 22, 2008

EQ and ePortfolios

Daniel Goleman defines emotional intelligence as:
the capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions effectively in others and ourselves.
I found this diagram online:
While the source of this diagram is focused on success in organizations, these abilities are essential for success in education at all levels. While most of this model focuses on empathy and interpersonal skills, the Personal competencies (Who I am... self awareness and What I do... self-motivation) is well documented in reflections that are the "heart and soul" of a reflective journal/portfolio.

1 comment:

Mohsen said...

Dear Helen,

I would like to appreciate your endeavors for developing portfolio concept. and also for maintaining a constructive and fruitful weblog and informative e-portfolio. I usually refer to your articles and scientific materials on portfolio in my research. Your name is contiguous with portfolio in my mind.
I should be contacting you very soon to benefit your comments and suggestions on my research.
I am doing my doctoral dissertation on Digital portfolios as tools for collaboration in teachers' professional development. For developing the theoretical and conceptual framework I am looking for your contribution.

Kind regards,
Mohsen Saadatmand,
PhD candidate, Department of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland.