ERIC Number: ED375030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Capture the Portfolio: Episodes of Student Musical Learning.
Brown, Charlotte F.
This document is a conference presentation on the use of portfolios as an evaluation tool for middle school music students. All of the pages are suitable for use with an overhead projector. Areas covered include reasons for teaching the arts as both an intellectual discipline and vocational education; Illinois state goals for musical learning for grades 6 and 7; and why a portfolio is a suitable evaluative tool. The portfolio is recommended for 7 reasons: (1) the portfolio is a history of the student's musical learning; (2) it is an exhibition of what the student understands and actually knows; (3) it shows a trending of the student's work and thus is both "neat" and powerful; (4) portfolios contain many products that are a cluster of ideas; (5) they hold validity because the contents consist of what the teacher has taught; (6) the portfolio is an affirmation for the student, to the larger community that what the student has practiced, the skills and habits developed, have paid off; and (7) portfolios give focus to a school's curriculum program. The portfolio contains all of the musical creations the students have generated in any notation as well as draft worksheets, a series of completed preliminary worksheets reflecting completion of each specific assigned task centered around the elements of music, domain project sheets telling about their musical activities and obtaining student response to their own music, quizzes, and anything else the student chooses to add that pertains to music. Key portfolio projects for the 7th grade level are suggested. Instructions for assessing the portfolio are included. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois