Portfolios for learning, assessment and professional development in higher education

Klenowski, Val, Askew, Sue, and Carnell, Eileen (2006) Portfolios for learning, assessment and professional development in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 31 (3). pp. 267-286.

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This article focuses on the use of portfolios for learning and professional development in Higher Education (HE). Recent research findings related to learning and assessment help to contextualize the study. The use of portfolios for summative assessment and development of teaching and reflective practice dominates the literature. What is lacking is research that provides insights into how a portfolio for learning can be used in HE to develop understanding into one's own learning, assessment and professional practices. The action research findings related to portfolio use for learning purposes identified in the three case studies include: the importance of establishing the purpose of the portfolio; the impact of portfolio use on the approach to learning, to teaching and to professional development; the changes to professional practice brought about as a result of the learning; and the need to consider issues related to ethics and confidentiality.

Item ID: 4127
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-297X
Keywords: portfolios for learning; professional development; higher education
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 23:10
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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